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Reinvention

Concept by musician and fashion enthusiast Derek Watkins (a.k.a. Fonzworth Bentley); design by The Vanguarde Craft & Creative

“We propose a headdress à la twenties or early thirties, with a 4G twist to crystallize her as pop royalty.”

Flower Gaga

Han Feng, costume designer for film, theater, and opera (including Anthony Minghella’s 'Madama Butterfly' at the Met)

“Fun, beautiful, and unique, like her.”

Flower Gaga

Han Feng, costume designer for film, theater, and opera (including Anthony Minghella’s 'Madama Butterfly' at the Met)

Unicorn Glamour

The Blonds (Phillipe Blond and David Blond), fashion designers

“The name is pretty self-explanatory.”

Bourgeois Lady Gaga

William Ivey Long, costume designer for film and theater (including 'Hairspray' and 'Nine')

“The mother of American feminist identity, Louise Bourgeois, considered the spider the ultimate mother figure. In turn, Lady Gaga is considered the ultimate mother to her ‘little monsters.’”

Baby Gaga

Ariel Schrag, author of autobiographical graphic novels including 'Awkward'; writer for HBO’s 'How to Make It in America'

“The dress is composed of live, squirming infants. By using naked bodies to cover her own naked body, she examines the human dichotomy of pure and obscene. The babies also represent the fluidity of identity—they’re always in motion—and the neediness of the consuming public. They’re clingy!”

Immortal Aria

Suzuki Ingerslev, Emmy-nominated production designer for HBO’s 'True Blood'

“I was influenced by the Chinese opera, where the performers wear elaborate costumes and paint their faces white. I also loved the idea of blood tears that are made out of rhinestones. The vampires on True Blood cry blood tears, and it felt dramatic and appropriate for this look.”

Scorpion

Mike Keefe, editorial cartoonist for The Denver 'Post', winner of the 2011 Pulitzer for Editorial Cartooning

“Sexy, dangerous, and a little bit creepy.”

Impunity

Matthew Wright, Tony Award-nominated costume designer for 'La Cage Aux Folles'

“In Scotland, where I was born, the official title of Lady can be used by women granted The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle by the queen. Their motto is, ‘No one provokes me with impunity’—a phrase with a certain Gaga ring to it! My design includes a ‘Thistle’ head wrap, ‘Highland Dress’ cape, ‘Sporran’ handbag, and ‘Stag Hoof’ boots.”

Little Monster Sound Suit

Cynthia Rowley, fashion designer

“Performance artist Nick Cave has created incredible performative sound suits that, to me, look like the perfect disguise for ‘little monsters.’” Sound suit by Cave, finished off with custom Rowley platform boots.

Gaga in Bloom

Janie Bryant, Emmy-winning costume designer for 'Mad Men'

“My outfit was inspired by Gaga’s own words: The album is ‘much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of. It’s more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It’s like a giant musical-opus theater piece.’”

Infinity Gaga

Vanessa Davis, illustrator and cartoonist, author of 'Make Me a Woman'

“More than just a new look for Gaga, I think we just want to see more of Gaga. How can we get more Gaga?”

Lady G.G.

David Rees, cartoonist and author of 'Get Your War On, My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable, and Relationshapes'

“Now that she’s exhausted the wellsprings of Madonna and Björk, Lady Gaga should turn to another pop provocateur for inspiration: infamous nineties “scum rocker” G.G. Allin. After shortening her name to “Lady G.G.,” Ms. Germanotta should appropriate some of the late Mr. Allin’s signature moves: onstage self-mutilation, picking fights with people in the audience, and flinging excrement at the crowd. (Yes, I realize that every time Lady Gaga opens her mouth to sing, she is metaphorically flinging excrement at the crowd—I mean she should literally fling excrement at the crowd. It’s not like they wouldn’t love her for it.)"

A Star Is Born This Way

Larry Krone, performer, theater costume designer, and half of the cabaret duo Childrens of Love, with Jim Andralis. House of Larreon, Oh! Couture,

"Given that she’s a gay icon and gay-rights activist herself, I propose that Lady Gaga look to perhaps the most iconic of gay icons, Judy Garland, for style inspiration. I drew from Garland’s classic hobo look—first seen in Easter Parade and later featured in A Star Is Born and in her live concerts—and sexed it up for our girl Gaga."

Goo Goo Ga Ga Born This Way Today!

Larry Krone, performer, theater costume designer, and half of the cabaret duo Childrens of Love, with Jim Andralis. House of Larreon, Oh! Couture,

“If anyone can rock a diaper, Lady Gaga can! I looked to the past for a classic baby look and made it fresh with Gaga’s trademark hair and makeup and an all-day-sucker accessory.”

Lady G

Tim Chappel, Academy Award–winning designer, Tony Award-nominated (with Lizzy Gardiner) for 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical'

“She wears her own personalized lighting. A pair of stereoscopic webcams offer fans streaming Lady G 3-D. As a responsible 21st-century citizen, Lady G recycles some of the thousands of kilometers of film bearing her image into another camera-hungry gown. And who needs toes when you can enjoy a pair of Permanent Barbie feet?”

Our Lady of Great Goodness Gaga:

Great Goodness Goddess of infinite kindness, gratitude, and generosity

Rodney Alan Greenblat, Pop artist

“Lady Gaga’s new role is that of a blessed and benevolent spiritual deity. With her elaborate robes and unearthly magical lute, she inspires millions to truly care about each other and to live lives through kindness and gratitude. Without religious dogma or overbearing piety, her kind humor and sincerity will cause a huge outpouring of joy and giving. Her catchy heartfelt chanting and rising ballads will lead successful efforts to end hunger, reduce conflict, and ban all forms of nuclear power.”

“Truth, Justice and Born This Way”

Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher

“My goal was to showcase what made Lady Gaga so creatively dynamic—from her music to her costumes to her hair to her flair for theatrical performances—and interpret her as a thoroughly modern and contemporary superhero. Part otherworldly, part vixen, part Lady Darque, my take on Lady Gaga showcases the eclectic elements which define her talent and style.”

Gaga of the Ephesians

Molly Crabapple, artist, illustrator, and founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School

After embodying every archetype of artifice and glam, Gaga decides to return to nature. Spurning mobility for a portable mountaintop, a thousand headed Gaga creates and destroys herself. Note tiny Haus of Gaga workers fixing her lipstick.

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