Everyone goes goo-goo gaga over fashion when it comes to the famous and fabulous. In honor of the fashionable, the industry just held the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York City last night.
Fitting for the fly and flashy, Swarovski sponsored the award ceremony. The entire night recognizes the designers people drool over, “I-want-to-be-her” icons, and the journalists we are jealous of because their job is to report the top trends.
Get ready for this: Lady Gaga received the Fashion Icon Award. At the risk of being clawed to death by the paws of Little Monsters, I would like to say: really?!
Gaga’s gowns are made of meat. She enters the Grammy’s in a vessel. I don’t think she even knows her natural hair color. I mean I get it, she was Born This Way. But let’s not all pretend she is a fashion icon. Last I checked if you strut in the streets looking like a stripper you get whistles and whispers.
Is Gaga edgy? Innovative? Unique? Original? Yes. She created an image and continues to be shocking while taking risks. However, to give her an award that embodies the top fashionable inspiration for America? Take a look at this outfit down below, is that ensemble iconic? I suppose it depends on your personal definition of the word.
Despite disagreeing (after all, I am not the fashion police), Gaga took the award with grace. Once accepting the award Gaga said “As much as this award means to me personally … I just want you to know how much this means to young Americans.” Which in all honesty she is totally right about that because her loyal fans do indeed see her as a symbol of freedom and perhaps a fashion icon.
I will also agree with Lady Gaga when she said “Fashion made me feel like a star before I was,” because I think most everyone uses style for self-expression.