Lady Gaga Is Basically A Lesson In Iconography

March 2, 2010 § 3 Comments

This piece is from the Yale Daily News Scene Blog. Check me out there, too!

You know you’re a pop icon when some dude can draw you on a cookie — and everybody still knows it’s you! A little while back, two little monsters celebrated Her Gaganess by making a batch of cookies based on her various outrageous outfits. Faaaabulous.

Remember this performance? God I love that glob of blood in the middle of the cookie. Hmm…does that make me a vampire?!?!?!?!

Ah, yes, the Kermit the Frog jacket. You know, I love The Lady for getting more and more ridiculous. This was a crucial moment in her high fashion career. Ridiculous just for being ridiculous.

This one, though, is my favorite! I always loved the way Gaga covered her face to accept this award. Hey — Andy Warhol wore sunglasses all the time. Lady Gaga prefers an entire face mask. Same thing, really.

Last but not least, but probably the easiest cookie to do. Doesn’t it just make you want to LOL? What’s so hot about Gaga’s fashion is that it’s always chic and sleek and grotesque at the same time. Let these cookies be a lesson in iconography – when you’re really, truly fabulous, people can still recognize you with a couple squirts of frosting and sprinkles.


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§ 3 Responses to Lady Gaga Is Basically A Lesson In Iconography

  • I’ve only recently started watching her videos. And they’re brilliant!!! “Bad Romance” is such a pastiche of feminism, glamour and high fashion (the McQueen shoes!), it’s amazing. Gaga is without a doubt the heir to Madonna (Britney and Christina were blips that profited from Madonna’s sexual liberation, but had none of her intelligence and culture-jamming power).

  • With a little bit of Cher thrown in. She’s like Madonna and Cher’s lovechild (and kinda looks like it too!)

  • alex awesome says:

    And sounds like it too, especially in bad romance.

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