Sad to say, the long weekend’s over and most of us are back at our desks. But one creature who never rested was Lady Gaga, who kept the home fires burning with a holiday-weekend dose of her usual inspired looniness. Gaga sat for a live interview with Nick Knight’s SHOWStudio on Sunday night and for two hours, fielded questions from a few fans—fans like Daphne Guinness, Cathy Horyn, Gareth Pugh, John Galliano, Jefferson Hack, and Quentin Tarantino. The full two-hour interview is now available on SHOWStudio.com, but in case your boss is watching over your shoulder (hi, boss!), we’ve reprinted a few of our favorites below.
Cathy Horyn: I’m wondering to what extent your style has been influenced by Isabella Blow and Daphne Guinness? I detect not merely more high fashion in your look, but more English flamboyance.
Lady Gaga: Isabella and Daphne are two genius human beings. Women, icons, but so much more than that. They are for me a way to look into myself and examine their lives and who they are in an effort to understand myself better. Isabella is an enormous inspiration and so is Daphne, and I cherish their lives. I cherish them both, as if we were cut from the same cloth.
John Galliano: If you were able to travel through time where would you go: backwards or forwards, and why?
Lady Gaga: My first instinct is to say to go to the past, because I would love to experience and see all that has influenced and shaped my vocabulary. However, I will decline the past, I would say if I had to choose I would go to the future. The reason is quite selfish: because McQueen used to say, you must never look back, you must always be going forwards. I would go to the future—selfishly—to feed my work and make me a better artist, to create more forward-thinking, innovative, magical and poetic work, like he did.
Nicola Formichetti [Vogue Hommes Japan fashion director, Dazed & Confused creative director, and Lady Gaga’s stylist]: What are your favorite and least favorite outfits we created together?
Lady Gaga: My favorite? That’s quite a difficult question! One of my favorites was the red McQueen lace archive dress, and the tall red crown for the Video Music Awards. My favorite that we made was the performance outfit that bled on its own—it was such a strong statement about clothing being alive, it lives and breathes. That was incredible. The least favorite… I don’t have one! You’re amazing, Nicola, you always nail it. No regrets. We’ve done so much together, it’s difficult to say my favorite and least favorite. It’s like saying I don’t like my arm! Continue Reading “Get Back To Work With A Few (Hundred) Crazy Gaga-isms” »