When intelligence surrounding Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" video surfaced, insiders reported that Beyoncé and Gaga would wear destroyed denim pieces by designers Franc Fernandez and Oscar Olima. And the first official still of Beyoncé from the video proves the speculation correct. Also, we were totally right when we wrote on January 29:
[I]f anyone can do the opposite for [denim] of what Jessica Beil did for it on the cover of Vogue, it's Gaga and her friend Beyoncé, who owes it to the world to explore just how skimpy cutoffs can get.
Look how skimpy her cutoffs are! They're like tattered panties! In our minds, our proven sixth Beyoncé sense brings us one step closer to our lifelong dream of babysitting Beyoncé's children one day.
Of course, these are two new official stills of Gaga from the video. The look on the left defines the message of the single: Gaga is held back by chains, and maybe balls we cannot see, much like the telephone she sings about, which keeps her from drinking and dancing in the club while her man refuses to leave her the hell alone — a girl can't text, drink, and dance at once.
The other look is pretty great because it reminds us of something a friend said recently, which is that Gaga looks increasingly like she just picks up trash off the street and affixes it to her fashion. Here, the garbage in question would be soda cans. The video premieres Thursday at 11:30 EST on E! — if Ryan Seacrest was ever worth tolerating, this is probably it.