Lady Gaga

For my total look in Welsh Baccalaureate I have chosen to design a look for Lady Gaga to wear to go to the MTV music awards. Lady Gaga has a great scene of wacky fashion, outrageous hairstyles and glamorous shoes. I love Lady Gaga and have a great interest in all that she does, I have been a big fan since 2008 when I first heard her first song, I have always admired her outfits I’ve seen her in, So I thought it would be an amazing idea to pick her for this topic.

Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and was born on March 28th 1986; The American songwriter was born and raised in her home town New York. Lady Gaga has a younger sister called Natalie and her parents are of Italian origin. As a child Stefani always showed great interest in music, her mother would sit her down for at least an hour a day to practice the piano, at the time she hated it but after a while Stefani became really good at it. Stefani always knew she wanted to be a star to inspire people and to perform. One day Stefani was soon found walking down town walking past a store singing, a guy who was working a store heard her singing and approached her, he gave her his uncles card who was a famous voice coach 'Don Lawrence' who recognised her potential. Stefani was barley in her teens but she started to write her own songs after that moment. At school Stefani found it hard to fit in with the other girls, her dad had a big company and sent Stefani and her sister to a all girls private school who also had Paris Hilton. Stefani used to dress different from all the rest and dressed totally unique. After school had passed Stefani was accepted for Tisch School of Arts in New York University, Stefani enjoyed it there but she was unsure if this was the right choice for her, she told her parents she was dropping out and wanted to find a real music career, her father wasn’t happy but he trusted her dreams so he gave her one year to get signed to a record label.

Stefani played gigs after gigs at the local clubs to perform; ‘Rob Fusari’ soon spotted her. They worked together and wrote song, after working with Stefani Rob gave her a nick name 'Gaga' after listening to Queens song 'Radio Ga Ga' because she was so crazy. Lady Gaga managed to get a record label called 'Def Jam' but that didn’t last that long, she was dropped and she carried on doing more gigs to complete her dream. As Gaga was finishing her gig she was introduced to a record producer called 'Red One' and was signed for 'Interscope' which lead to her first album 'The Fame’'(2009). Lady Gaga's first song 'Just Dance' got bigger and bigger topping the charts worldwide, not only did she top the charts her outfits caught peoples’ eyes with her unusual eccentric clothing. When Gaga was in her late teens she used to buy cheap clothing such as bras and leggings at bargain stores to customise her own clothes for her next gig.

Now Lady gaga is star her stage outfits have gotten more extreme as time goes on, her fashion icons are Grace Kelly and David Bowie, her outfits are inspired by the classic designers her mother loved. She loved making and designing her own clothes but gaga also wears brands such as Gucci, Channel, Gabanna and Versace. Gaga’s trademarks are platinum blonde wigs that would match the outfit she would wear, when gaga first started her trademarks were hair bows, long blonde wigs with a full fringe and colourful dresses.

Since 2009 Lady Gaga has been nominated 270 times and have won 205 awards, Lady Gaga's best award ceremony was the MTV VMA AWARDS 2010. Gaga was the most nominated with 13 nominations, 2 music videos of the year and 3 dress changes for the event including a meat dress that was made by 100% real raw meat from the local butcher. This wondrous dress was designed by Argentine, designer Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicole Formichetti. Lady Gaga’s mind-blowing dress shocked thousands of people all over the world and at the awards, gaga explain that the dress had a meaning, the dress was to fight against the rights to animals. Lady Gaga said “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we are going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones, and I am not a piece of meat” when Gaga prepared her speech she collected 8 awards while wearing the meat outfit that was made out of raw beef, this was the second highest number of wins in history in one night.

Awards won at the MTV VMA 2010 Video of the year Editing Pop Video Dance music video Collaboration- featuring Beyonce -Telephone Female video Direction Choreography

After the awards gaga appeared in the men’s VOUGE cover in the Japanese magazine wearing a meat bikini that attracted a lot of criticism from animal right groups. The meat dress showed up in a episode of the Simpson and the rock and roll hall of fame where they paid $6,000 to preserve the dress, lady gaga then brought back the dress to wear in her upcoming born this way tour in 2012 but this was not made of real meat. The meat dress came with matching boots, hat and purse that was also raw meat, at the Ellen DeGeneres show made a brief comment saying “ but it did make me ask myself , what’s the difference between her outfit and mine made of leather?” this outfit was branded the most iconic outfit of 201 beating Kate Middleton's engagement dress that came second place.

In Summer 2009 rumours of Gaga's intersexuality emerged after a YouTube video that showing a little “something extra” that was seen by a lower camera by the stage under Gaga's miniskirt during a performance in Glastonbury. Gaga then came out openly and proudly declared her intersexuality: “It's not something that I'm ashamed of, just isn't something that I go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself a female. It's just a little bit of a penis and really doesn't interfere much with my life.”

Born This Way Ball was the 3rd tour by the recording artist Lady Gaga, in support of her second studio album Born This Way (2011). The tour visited all continents, bringing the Born This Way Ball Tour's grabbing $181.1 million from 98 dates. This album brought out the 3 hits ‘’Born this way’’, ‘’Edge of Glory’’ and ‘’you and I’’ which went massive. In the United States, Born This Way sold 1.108 million copies in its first week and was announced tracks were also once the fastest-selling singles on iTunes history.

She was forced to cancel a string of shows on her Born This Way tour to undergo delicate hip surgery. Gaga’s injury had to make her cancel the 25 sold-out gigs to go under the knife, if not it was so serious she would have had to have a hip replacement. Lady Gaga had a about a year to recover from the injury but as the time went on gaga designed her own personal wheelchairs and wrote songs and songs for her 3rd upcoming album ‘’ARTPOP’’ (that has to be capitalised). Gaga was off twitter for a very long space of time, her come back to the spot light announcing on her twitter account there was a new album in August 2013.On the 12th of august the first song ‘’Applause’’ came out after countless leaks on the internet from crazy fans, the 2nd song was then released on 21st October

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I have chosen the meat dress for my total look for lady gaga to wear the MTV awards. There were many dresses gaga has worn to award ceremony’s but I have found this the most meaningful and interesting dress she has worn.


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