It's that time of the month: Lady Gaga's new V magazine column comes out today! It will be online at V's site later, but WWD has a preview, where we read that instead of discussing Her Art, Gaga pontificates about fashion reviews, lambasting New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn and heralding 14-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson. One wouldn't expect her to LOVE Horyn after the critic wrote that she didn't understand why Donatella Versace said she was honored to dress Gaga for her "Edge of Glory" video, and that ultimately the hullabaloo surrounding the video's release led to her unfollowing Gaga on Twitter.
From Gaga's column:
“In the age of the Internet, when collections and performances are so accessible to the public and anyone can post a review on Facebook or Twitter, shouldn’t columnists and reviewers, such as Cathy Horyn, employ a more modern and forward approach to criticism, one that separates them from the average individual at home on their laptop?” Gaga writes.
Gaga insists in today’s media there are no echelons and, if they’re not careful, the most astute and educated journalists can be reduced to gossipers. Then the Lady points to Tavi Gevinson, noting her “prodigious and well-written blog” is the future of journalism (see above). “Why do we harp on the predictability of the infamous fashion critic?” Gaga asks. “When did the pretense of fashion become more important than its influence on a generation? Why have we decided that one person’s opinion matters more than anyone else’s?”
That is awesome. Getting called out by Lady Gaga for being predictably honest in fashion critiques is just about as awesome as dressing Beyoncé for her big baby-bump reveal (or, like, being Beyoncé's unborn child). Conversely, Gaga is likewise lucky to have been the subject of an entire Horyn blog post at all. Besides, as she says, "Why have we decided that one person’s opinion matters more than anyone else’s?"
Gaga vs. Horyn [WWD]