Lady Gaga on Her Style: "I've Always Been an Outspoken and Extreme Dresser"

11/13/2009 at 02:30 PM ET

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Vogue‘s December issue is getting bewitched– literally– by fierce style star Lady Gaga. Starring in a Hansel and Gretel-inspired spread, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Lady Gaga channels her naughtier side to play a witch, dressed by her pal Marc Jacobs. The pop sensation tells the magazine, “I’ve always been an outspoken and extreme dresser.” And while her ruffled bloomer shorts and insanely high heels for the Vogue spread were nothing out of the ordinary for Gaga, Vogue staffers were intrigued by what the star wore to visit their office before the shoot! Lady Gaga reportedly showed up to 4 Times Square first wearing a trailing white chiffon Galliano goddess gown with a Philip Treacy headdress that spelled VOGUE in clipped white feathers, only to turn up the next day in a little black dress and flaming-red wig. And if that wasn’t outrageous enough, the singer arrived for the actual shoot “stark naked except for her white rubber raincoat and some very, very high heels!” recounts Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington. So where does she get her crazy fashion from? Her art director, Matthew Williams–“my Jean-Paul Goude”–was “the inspiration that made the connection for me between the art world and the fashion world,” Lady Gaga tells Vogue. “He used to say things like ‘If you want to make a shoulder pad, don’t research jackets—research sculpture, mineral rocks, paintings.’ He thinks in a different way; he is the designer of the future.” Check out the rest of Lady Gaga’s spread and hear more from the pop star at in Vogue‘s December Issue, on newsstands November 24, or at


Annie Leibovitz/Vogue

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Rosellen on

I think she wears some crazy outfits good or bad

Kathy on


Sabrina on

I totally love Lady Gaga. Her music is really great, and I love that she’s not afraid to express herself. She wears such crazy things, they make me think a little, but then I think “Wow! She doesn’t care what others think!” and that’s great.

Alex on

Yeah, I totally like her yellow/reddish hair, newspaper skirt, blue lipstick… Oh wait, that’s Cyndi Lauper I’m thinking of. I guess GaGa isn’t the only one…nor as original as the media points her out to be. So, Cyndi, Bjork, Siouxsie, Annie, Boy George, Dale Bozzio, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Madonna, Gwen… Gaga is more of a compilation; a greatest hits package.

jason breniser on

lol. ya marilyn. lady gaga is an idiot. when is your issue of vogue coming out? didn’t think so.

Clive on

I like gaag her music , wearings she rocks . Cool indeed for a celeb

chanel,cierra on

lady qaqa iz awsome i love da way she dreses even thouqh she iz crazt lol

Mattie on

I like her music… but I think she tries wayyyyy to hard to get attention. Let your music speak for it’s self! She looks about as retarded as the Olsen twins, but they at least dress comfortably! lol

darla on

her face looks like mary louise parker in “fried green tomatoes” when she’s dying. hot.

J on

I do admire the creativity and the b@lls it takes to dress the way she does and actually go outside in it. That said, I don’t think I’d define it as “style”. I think style comes from knowing who you are as a person and finding ways of projecting that in your clothing, and that can be in very creatively fashion forward ways. I think Rihanna has style. I think Lady Gaga doesn’t know who she is from one day to the next and is actually hiding behind her outrageous costumes because she thinks they’re more interesting than she is.

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