Although we haven’t heard much of her over the air waves these days, Lady Gaga continues to makes waves in the wonderful world of fashion. Recently, the pop queen and rising style icon spoke briefly with Yahoo Style about her “stylistic shift” and what gets her creative juices flowing. Check out some of the highlights from her interview below.
On how her style has changed from ARTPOP to Cheek to Cheek:
I tend to reflect my fashion with my mood. During ArtPop my mood was kind of a mess. It was erratic. I was shape shifting on a daily basis trying to find my happiness. With Cheek to Cheek, it’s totally different. I’m in a serene place. I feel I’m my peaceful, young musician self. I’ve been enjoying dressing up, and you know, feeling like a lady. I had been working with Tony for two years recording, and [when we started] I was quite blond, but I found the sexuality of it all to be quite distracting. It was unnatural in a way. So I began to experiment with the hair that I had back in high school. It was dark and curly. More natural. Something about jazz makes me not care about the way I look.
On what influences her style:
I feel like I carry the spirit of many fashionistas that came before me. I feel a very strong kinship to them. The history of art and the history of fashion are very important to me. My fashion is something that people are going to pay attention to. They are going to talk about it. I feel very deeply for Isabella Blow. For Alexander McQueen. His fearlessness is something that I think about a lot. With this album, I am channeling his rebelliousness. Because if you think about it jazz is the most rebellious form of music. It’s totally different from my previous message where there was an intention behind each look. Jazz brings out the fighter in me. The type of clothesthat I’ve been wearing is less form fitting. Other days I’ll wear something more corseted and glamorous. Right now I’m wearing a leather jacket that my sister made me with Cheek to Cheek painted on the back and piercings and bleached brows.
On where she keeps all of her clothes and costumes:
I do. I have a huge archive in Los Angeles. It’s 40,00 square feet. I have every single outfit. All those pieces mean so much to me. I’ve kept every single one.
On her love for fashion:
I don’t wear fashion, I am fashion. I don’t mean that to sound arrogant or rude or anything like that but you know when you just love something so much it just hurts. Like when the topstitching is just perfect. The beading is exquisite. It’s like a love affair. Those clothes are so special. I have another relationship with fashion that goes beyond just wearing clothes.
Photos: Yahoo Style courtesy of Lady Gaga