Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani Reveal Why They Adore Lady Gaga

09 January 2012 by

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If we were Lady Gaga (which is something we often daydream about), we reckon our little heads would have exploded by now. The endless compliments and non-stop streams of adoring fans from music, fashion and the real world would be enough to make our head soooo big, it’d simply just POP! But she obviously takes it in her platform-ed stride, because for her fifth column in American uber-mag, V, Her Royal Gaga-ness has handed over her pen and notepad to an elite selection of her biggest fashion designer fans and friends as an opportunity to wax lyrical about how bloomin’ brilliant she is. They’ve faithfully responded with words and illustrations to show just why the big G is so inspiring, so awesome and so important to the world of style aesthetes, explorers and creators. Just imagine the clippings scrapbook her parents must have!

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Giorgio Armani

'It is always stimulating to work with Lady Gaga because it allows my imagination to roam freely in order to create genuinely theatrical stage costumes, as was the case on this occasion. Lady Gaga is an artist with a huge personality and amazing stage presence. I was attracted by her genuine interest in fashion and design, which she projects with a conviction that knows no limits — and which she definitely considers a vital ingredient of her career.'

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Paco Rabanne's Manish Arora

'Daring. Far beyond fashion and beauty, Gaga's style is unpredictable, iconoclastic yet iconic and out of time. She is now and tomorrow, between fantasy and reality ... She is a statement of re-creating, a piece of art.'

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Karl Lagerfeld

'Gaga gives the world her music and her talent, but the thing I like most is that she fights against boredom and banality. She also puts forth an ever changing, inspiring, and strong image — an image beyond fashion. She is an extreme concentrate of "zeitgeist," freeing us from the heavy boredom of publicly displayed political correctness by being herself more than politically correct. Something in today's world would be missed if there would be no Lady Gaga because Gaga is a Lady.'


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