Lady Gaga Finally Achieves the Ultimate Style Goal at the American Music Awards

Posted on November 21, 2016

 

2016 may go down as The Year It All Went To Shit, but there is at least one good thing to come out of it. Kittens, Steffi finally got her flawlessness on.

 

American Music Awards 2016

American Music Awards 2016

American Music Awards 2016

Lady Gaga at The 2016 American Music Awards in LA

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Lady Gaga at The 2016 American Music Awards in LA

Praise Jesus.

See, even when she was being courted by all of the biggest names in fashion design; even as she graduated from club wear and art student style into full-on couture; even as she was praised and exalted the world over for her adventurous style, Lady Gaga never really managed to pull herself together. And by that we mean she never really developed a facility for wearing clothes despite a clear desire to use them to express herself. Even in the latest Versace or Valentino, Steffi always tended to look like a performance artist using an old dress to make some sort of point rather than someone gifted with high-end couture in order to promote both herself and the brand she’s wearing. That was, we figured, at least partially deliberate. You don’t head out in public in the string of shitty wigs she sported for years unless you’re either crazy, poor, or an artist trying to make a point.

And we don’t think there’s anything wrong with that approach – or at least, we didn’t think so for the first couple of years she was doing it. As her success grew and became mainstream, though; as the Vogue covers and free Chanel merchandise piled up, her “dirty little street artist” persona seemed like more and more of an affectation. At some point, we figured, she was going to need to shed her street style past and embrace her stage diva style present and future; otherwise, she was going to come off more and more like a poser.

We’re not so naive or simplistic as to think that one flawlessly executed look means she has graduated forevermore to permanent fashionista status. We have no doubt the crazy streetwear and stagewear will be back. And we don’t have a problem with that. We’re not suggesting Steffi has to permanently change who she is and how she expresses herself. But as an artist – and a woman – matures, it’s always in her best interests to help her style mature along with her. This is exactly where she needs to be at this moment.

You WERQ that HillarySuit, girl. You look amazing.

 

Style Credits:
Custom Brandon Maxwell White Pantsuit

[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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