Yippee-ki-yay, bitches! Let’s all take a page from Steffi, drop our Gs and live like the simple country folk do.
Smell the cow shit on her boots. That’s what authenticity smells like.
We tease, because this sudden turn toward dressing like a children’s show host is clearly a calculated move ahead of the release of her “country crooner” album Joanne, later this week. When she told us she was a pop singer, she dressed like a club kid. When she told us she was a jazz singer and started hanging out with Tony Bennett, she dressed like Julie London. And now that she’s telling us she’s feeling a little bit country, she breaks out the Nashville Barbie costume.
And that’s what a lot of Gaga’s “style” comes down to. It’s really all costume.
This should not, however, be taken as a criticism of the above look. It’s damn cute. And while she’s been flirting a little with cowgirl style in the leadup to this album, this really isn’t close to the mark. That’s not even a cowboy hat. And those sure as hell aren’t standard issue shitkickers on her feet. To her credit, she’s reinterpreting the tropes of country music style (white boots, leather mini, “cowgirl” hat) in a modern, high-fashion way.
We go back and forth on whether the fishnets work with that top or are too much with it.
Lady Gaga is spotted leaving a recording studio in the West Village, NY.
Versace Black and Blue Leather Ensemble from the Fall 2016 Collection
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