Lady Gaga: Born to Walk?

4 Mar

Lady Gaga walked today in Thierry Mugler’s Fall 2011 show. Now, while I’m usually opposed to celebrities being featured in runway shows as a novelty (like Tom Ford’s Spring 11 collection), I felt that this was a lot more genuine than other attempts at using stars as models. Gaga has strong ties to Thierry Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti, who is a member of her Haus of Gaga, the team that designs the costumes and overall concept for her shows. Since Formichetti is one of her close friends, it seems fitting that he would have her walk and use her music to underscore the show.

I think it worked so well mostly because the entire show was Gaga-centric and flowed cohesively. The runway was sculpted into a makeshift cathedral, relating to Lady Gaga’s churchlike performance at the Grammys. It wasn’t just the atmosphere, though. Mama Monster is basically a posterchild for the label, and it fits with her aesthetic perfectly–80s inspired and eccentric. The models gave the same sass that Gaga gave, instead of the pop star standing out against very straightforward walkers. And Lady Gaga strutted her stuff in her sky high platforms like a true performer, looking like she felt she belonged on that runway.

If you want to watch the show, here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/ThierryMugler?ref=ts

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