Fashion loves nothing more than a style eccentric, and, at this moment, few embody this quite like Lady Gaga. Her wild and wacky attire and over-the-top persona made her into something of a muse during New York Fashion Week. She made a front-row appearance at Marc Jacobs, gave a performance at his after party and a sampler of her tunes provided the groovy soundtrack at Michael Kors.
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Gaga turned things up a notch with her five costume changes at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier that week, when she went from a black, bird-feather number replete with a Phantom of the Opera mask to a red lace dress that covered her face and a white, two-piece lace and studded ensemble with blood streaming down her torso.
If that weren’t enough fodder for fashion folks, then the feathered and studded leather eye mask she wore to the Marc Jacobs show sure was. Her review of the show: “I thought it was breathtaking; I loved the romanticism and the ruffles.”
Jacobs, for his part, returned the compliment. “I just think she is a New Yorker who is really talented, and really informed and fearless,” he said, “and I see her like I see so many of my friends who are creative, with a creative voice and no fear.”