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Maybe it´s because it´s 2011 and everything have already been done... I don´t know if "copycat" is the correct term, I think Gwen Stefani put it best when she said something like she takes stuff from everyone and make them her own. So does Gaga, imo. You can identify her references all the time.

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Warning to even the Holy G**damn NY Times: Do NOT mess with The Gaga!!

Lady Gaga Makes Cathy Horyn the Luckiest Girl in the World

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?"

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^ Thanks for posting.

"Fashion critic" must be the most pretentious and dumb "profession" I've ever heard....

 
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Maybe it´s because it´s 2011 and everything have already been done... I don´t know if "copycat" is the correct term, I think Gwen Stefani put it best when she said something like she takes stuff from everyone and make them her own. So does Gaga, imo. You can identify her references all the time.
Oh I definitely agree about Gaga at times taking from the past and making things her own. As she said, its not as if shes trying to reinvent the wheel since everything has already been done.

I don't think however that the A.L. performance was the inspiration for Gaga performing and behaving as Jo for the entire night. *shrugs*

The Jo Calderone persona first appeared last year on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan. Nobody knew just how far Gaga would take the character.

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Thanks for posting, Boomer & Teja.

I just finished reading Gaga's latest writeup for V and it is by far my favorite.



Date: September 2011

Re: Extreme Critic Fundamentalism

From: M†SS. GAGA

To: Stephen Gan

Copy to:
Ms. Vreeland
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Nicola Formichetti
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The World
Art Historians
Intellectuals
Journalists
Columnists
Cathy Horyn


Doesn’t the integrity of the critic become compromised when their writings are consistently plagued with negativity? When the public is no longer surprised or excited by the unpredictability of the writer, but rather has grown to expect the same cynicism from the same cynic? When we can predict the same predictable review from the same predictable reviewer? Accomplished creators of fashion and music have a visceral effect on the world, which is consequently why they are publicly distinguished. So why do so many notable critics seem so impervious to the emotion of the work? Why such indifference? Does intellectualism replace feeling? It’s so easy to say something is bad. It’s so easy to write, “One star, hated it, worst show of the season.” It’s much more challenging to reckon with and analyze a work. It requires research, but maybe no one does their research anymore. So my question, V readers, is this: when does the critique or review become insult and not insight? Injury and not intellect?

I’m going to propose a term to describe this movement in critical journalism: Extreme Critic Fundamentalism. I define this term as instilling fear in the hopes and dreams of young inventors in order to establish an echelon of tastemakers. There is a difference between getting a B- in Biology with a series of poignant red marks from your teacher and being given a spanking with a ruler by an old nun. The former we can learn from, while the latter is just painful. The artist is the general and captain of his or her artistic ship, always ready and willing to take the first blow and drown if an iceberg is hit. But in reviews, should critics not reveal all the scientific, mathematical, and pertinent information to explain why the Titanic could not withstand the blow, or why other cruise ships were successful?

* The temperature of the water.
* The construction of the ship.
* The weight of the cargo.
* The number of passengers.
* The disorganization of the crew.


Where my argument leads is to the perspective space of art, which is subjective and not ultimately rooted in mathematics or physics. Is it not even more critical for fashion and art critics to be profusely informed not only in art history but in the subliminal? The public operates with the assumption that critics are experts in their respective fields. But are they? Does every critic have the soul to really receive a work in the transcendental sense? The out-of-body experience of art?

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? The public is certainly not stupid, and as Twitter queen, I can testify that the range of artistic and brilliant intellectuals I hear from on a daily basis is staggering and inspiring. In the year 2011, everyone is posting reviews. So how does someone like Ms. Horyn separate herself from the online pack? The reality of today’s media is that there are no echelons, and if they’re not careful, the most astute and educated journalists can be reduced to gossipers, while a 14-year-old who doesn’t even have a high school locker yet can master social media engines and, incidentally, generate a specific, well-thought-out, debatable opinion about fashion and music that is then considered by 200 million people on Twitter. Take Tavi Gevinson. She’s 15, and Rodarte created an entire project inspired by her. Her site is thestylerookie.com. I adore her, and her prodigious and well-written blog is the future of journalism. The paparazzi has similarly been usurped by the camera-toting everyman. That magical moment of the movie star posing in front of the Metropolitan Museum is no longer so magical. Now everyone has a ****ing cell phone and can take that same ****ing picture.

Why do we harp on the predictability of the infamous fashion critic? The predictability of the most notoriously harsh critics who continue writing their notoriously harsh reviews? Why give the elephant in the room a peanut if it has already snapped its trunk at you? That peanut was dead on arrival. To be fair, Ms. Horyn, the more critical question to ask is: 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? Of all the legendary designers I have been blessed to work with, the greatest discovery has been their kindness and their lack of pretense. They care not for hierarchy or position. They are so good, and so precise, that all that matters to them while they’re pinning their perfectly customized garment to my body is the way it makes me feel. Perhaps the pretension belongs in formaldehyde. And the hierarchy is embalmed — for us all to remember nostalgically, and honor that it once was modern, but is now irrelevant. Peanut.

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So excited to see the new version(s) of You & I. The original music video has surpassed Judas as my favorite by her.




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Thanks as always LS!!
Terry Richardson photo used on the cover of Bazaar without the writing...


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She looks so pretty with that long pale hair.

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Another candidate for the Joe inspiration...Nina Hagen's alter ego "Jack" (well Smack Jack if you're picky).

 
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^ Boy, that's really a toe tapper... Smack-Jack looks like a member of the Gestapo...

 
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Thanks as always LS!!
No problem. Though I wasn't crazy about Gaga's prosthetic phase, I liked her Harper's Bazaar shoot. Thanks for sharing.

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Lady Gaga Makes Vanity Fair’s Influential Business People List


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Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are the only musicians to make Vanity Fair magazine’s new list, which ranks the most influential business people in the world who are “an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs, who quite often sport hoodies, floppy hair and backpacks.”

Gaga came in at No. 9 and is the highest-ranking woman and entertainer, as well as the youngest person on the “New Establishment” list.

1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
2. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google
3. Jeff Bezos, Amazon
4. Tim Cook and Jonathan Ive, Apple
5. Jack Dorsey, Square, Twitter
6. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz
7. Reed Hastings, Netflix
8. John Lasseter, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios
9. Lady Gaga, singer
10. Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg L.P.
11. Dick Costolo, Twitter
12. Mark Pincus, Zynga
13. Jim Breyer, Accel Partners
14. Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Graham King, Movies
15. Michael Moritz, Sequoia Capital


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