During her rise to fame, Lady Gaga became known for her outrageous outfits, but she says they're all designed to make a statement. At the MTV Video Music Awards, she wore a red lace one-piece that covered her face, with a crown-like hat. "That's an Alexander McQueen, and I added the hat to it," she says. "It was meant to be a continuation of the VMA performance. So after the princess had been murdered by the paparazzi, the red lace was meant to symbolize sort of my eternal martyrdom."
Another headline-making costume was made entirely of Kermit the Frog puppets. "I don't like to wear fur, so it was my way of making a comment about fur because it looks like a bunch of dead Muppets," she says.
Lady Gaga says the inspiration for her outfits comes naturally. "I put a lot of time and effort into everything I do, to the point that I do nothing else," she says. "I work creatively all day."
Published on January 15, 2010