For many years, the fashion world has brought up avant garde fashions in a positive light... in print publications. I've always found it interesting that, when an actual in-the-world person wears something that, were it in a magazine, would be hailed and praised - you almost always find them on the "What Were They Thinking?" or "Worst Dressed" pages.
This makes me smirk at each "fashion doesn't exclude anyone" comment that spills out of an editor's lips. It also makes me wonder "Do you just prefer everything on a hanger?" After closely examining my fair share of runway shows, it's starting to seem that way.
So a beautiful Karlie Kloss can traipse down a runway in the fashion equivalent of three chickens and 40 yards of tulle and be praised by every Editrix east of the Mississippi, but once a non-hanger-type wears it - it's ridiculous? Hm.
And this is one of many lengthy reasons why I love Lady Gaga.
That's right, I'm on the bandwagon. Yes, even from a fashion standpoint. She sees art as art, and - liability aside - if there was a wearable version of The Marriage of Arnolfini, you're telling me you wouldn't at least wear it to a party?
Lady Gaga arrived at the 2010 Grammy Awards in a solar system of a dress, designed in a collaborative effort by Giorgio Armani and Gaga, herself. Armani says, "We hear Lady Gaga’s music everywhere we go. It is like a soundtrack of our times. In addition to her formidable songwriting skills, she is a modern fashion phenomenon. I am delighted to be creating these outfits on such an important night for her, the Grammys, and I wish her the best of luck."