Lady Gaga on Texting Anna Wintour, Anderson Cooper on Child Modeling, and More Highlights From the CFDA Awards

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Publicists at the CFDA Awards last night told reporters backstage in the press room that the night's recipient of the Fashion Icon award, Lady Gaga, would not be visiting them "because of the size of her dress." Indeed, the singer arrived promptly at the last possible minute, as expected, as the red carpet arrivals were already going into overtime, towering above everyone in what should have been immobilizingly high heelless shoes with a huge black train that would have demolished any small children standing in her way. However, when she took the stage to accept her trophy, she was trainless, having removed it to reveal sheer black panty hose worn over her signature thong. Walking up stairs — in those shoes — ass essentially bared to the most elite of the American fashion industry and doing it with grace surely deserved special recognition.

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