Lady Gaga has a team of people helping her come up with outlandish outfits and themes, many of which have been called derivative of earlier artists like Grace Jones, David Bowie, Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Freddie Mercury. Several of Gaga’s iconic outfits have been “inspired” by fashion designers and artists, including her bubble outfit and meat dress. Gaga herself admits that she gets inspiration from other artists but claims she’s “always been an outspoken and extreme dresser” although old footage and photos suggest otherwise. According to the National Enquirer, Gaga wants to kick up her fashion credentials a notch by becoming a bona fide fashion professor. Gaga, who dropped out of college at 19, has applied for an adjunct professor position at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
“Lady Gaga is planning a radical career shift after she wraps up her Monster Ball tour next spring,” divulged an insider. “She wants to use her famous fashion sense and avant-garde art obsession to launch an academic career.”
Gaga has applied for a position as an adjunct professor at the prestigious Parsons School for Design.
“She’s pitched herself for an artist-in-residence position,” continued the insider. “Nothing has been finalized yet, but she’d like to teach in the fashion-design program for a semester or more.
“Gaga wants to incorporate elements of music study, popular culture and media studies”
The Grammy-winning New York City native – who dropped out of New York University’s respected Tisch School of the Arts at age 19 to pursue a music career – is well-known for her outlandish attire…
Despite her offbeat image, the insider insists that when she is not performing, Gaga is a “traditional family girl” who is looking forward to having a steady job near her loved ones after years of nonstop traveling and touring.
“She thinks teaching a college course would be a great way to decompress from the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, boost her image and make people take her seriously,” said the insider.
“She wants to be more than just a flamboyant pop star.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 20, 2010]
She must think that helping other designers come up with outfits qualifies her to teach. Maybe Gaga should take a page from James Franco’s book and actually finish college first before she tries to become a professor. She doesn’t even have an undergraduate degree, and most professorships in that field require at least an MFA. She has the money and the time to actually take courses from other people in the field first before she tries to teach. She can be a professor once she gets the background and knowledge required of teachers at that level. Sure she has real world experience, but to me this is just another example of a celebrity who wants everything handed to them based on name, not merit.
Look at Gaga lately (below) she’s even dressing the part.