The fashion world, already buzzing with the news of Galliano’s sacking, was set a quiver again as Lady Gaga made her high fashion debut in Mugler’s fall-winter 2011-2012 show. After the pop-star announced that she would be in the show via her Twitter account, armies of adoring fans crammed themselves into a gymnasium in eastern Paris. They were not disappointed.
Approximately halfway through the show, Lady Gaga turned up, flanked by bodyguards and swarming with photographers. Fearlessly, she hopped up onto the catwalk and posed for the many cameras before disappearing into the changing area. Her experience as a pop icon served her well for, appearing in all white with a lamp shade hat, she was able to sashay confidently and sexily. In modeling parlance, she was “fierce,” which is more than could be said of her fellow models who gyrated and growled to know avail.
Perhaps the models were not to blame. It has been pointed out that the clothes were also far from inspired. In fact, they boardered on the cliche. Though models are expected to “make it work” no matter what they are told to wear, it must be admitted that the tight vinyl pants, high waisted latex skirts, sheer blouses, and spotted stockings did nothing to make their job any easier. it was so predictable that the models may have been justified in some dismay of their own, which does not lend one confidence before a walk.
Yet, for all that went wrong, the show was well worth a trip into an unfamiliar gym for the fashion industry regulars that attended. No one can now doubt that Lady Gaga has what it takes to excel in the modeling industry.