Lady Gaga “models” for Mugler in Paris: sexy or not so much?


Yesterday, Lady Gaga “walked” the runway for the Mugler show in Paris. Gaga has associated herself closely with Thierry Mugler (who rebranded his line to simply “Mugler”) this year, even letting Mugler use the first remix of “Born This Way” for a runway show a few months ago. The above image is Gaga’s entrance on the catwalk, and afterwards, she changed into a sheer, printed catsuit that I’m kind of loving:


Disregard the eye makeup for a second, and just judge the catsuit on its merits: adorable, right? And well suited for Gaga. She needs to go back to “playful” rather than “I’m so coked out of my skull that everything is super-serious and humorless.” The NYT had more about Gaga’s runway appearance:

With ear-high eyeliner and feather “horns” in their hair, the models at the Mugler show were vamping and camping it up on a set with soaring arches like a Gothic cathedral. But however much they swayed their narrow hips in filmy tight-stretch dresses and risked falling off their brutally high heels, there was no contest — not even from the head-to-toe-tatooed male model on the runway.

All were upstaged by Lady Gaga, the great performing artist of the 21st century, who was clearly Born This Way — ready for her close-up in Paris.

“Mugler was and is my lifestyle,” the singer said backstage, referring to the hard, sci-fi glamour of her latest album. For that, and for her jaw-dropping appearance on an MTV awards show wearing slabs of raw red meat, her stylist and collaborator is Nicola Formichetti — now designer for the Mugler label, relaunched in the spirit of its great fashion moment in the 1980s.

Gaga was wearing a semi-transparent animal print body suit with shoes 61 centimeters, or 24 inches, high — except the footwear was elevated without a heel. On the runway earlier, she had switched from a black sheer-and-shine form-fitting dress (somewhat obscured by the arty lighting and the curling smoke of her cigarette) to a full-on Hello! Madonna corset dress with a coolie hard hat.

But did those outfits, from a designer with a Japanese-Italian background and a high-flying career in magazine styling, really make their mark on fashion?

The show opened with the Mugler message of big shoulders, sculpted in the round, but soon the jacket fronts were scooped out on one side to reveal a latex bra and most of one breast. Semi-nudity, a visible bra, corsets and clingy, shiny sex-shop skirts are not exactly new to fashion. But the show had an unbridled energy.

And, as Mr. Formichetti put it: “I just wanted to bring the fun back. It’s not so much about the clothes.”

[From The New York Times]

What kind of crap is “It’s not so much about the clothes” coming from a fashion designer? It’s like saying, “Eh, we just wanted to get some attention, we’re not expecting to sell any of this crap.” But they should try to see the catsuit – it won’t be flattering on many women, but I think there are a lot of drag queens who will be ordering it.





Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. devilgirl says:

    Don’t know about anything in this article, but I adore Thierry Mugler.

  2. Delaney says:

    Find me a straight man that finds her attractive.

  3. Rita says:

    I need a pair of those boots so I can clean the top of my refridgerator.

  4. brin says:

    If Mr. Formichetti keeps making statments like that, he may be going the way of Galliano.

  5. Oi says:

    Yeah right. Sounds like he’s almost apologizing. Wonder if doing things like this is her way of “toning it down”. She’s still obnoxious.

  6. Arianna says:

    sorry cant get over that or the tar running down her face.

    enough avant garde fashion world

  7. Marie says:

    Seriously is there anyone who finds her sexy? I mean this is a woman who could walk bare ass naked through New York City and if the hornest man in the world (we are talking humping air horney), were to see her he would run the opposite way screaming “I promise not to jerk off anymore, just cover her up!”.

  8. searching4grace says:

    okay, i like the cat suit, and if i could wear it, i would. Around the house. With my husband. LOL However, that first picture….the hat makes me think of that guy from Fifth Element (movie) that stands in the hallway with the gun? yeah. needed a laugh!

  9. GeekChic says:

    She looks disturbingly like Amy Winehouse in that first photo (maybe it’s the makeup and cigarette?). I also can’t believe she wore that catsuit without a bra or anything.

    I agree with Kaiser, Gaga was more fun when she wasn’t so caught up in herself. I’ve never been a fan of her music (dance/pop isn’t my thing), but at least she was interesting. Now she buys her own hype and it’s frankly pretentious and boring.

  10. Melanie says:

    @ Rita, LOLOLOL! I think she actually looks pretty (for her) in that cat suit.

  11. Just Me says:

    Rita: I need a pair of those boots so I can clean the top of my refridgerator.

    That made me laugh so hard I scared the dog!

  12. Crash2GO2 says:

    Them are some epic hooves! And what is with the granny panties with the cat suit? If her goal is to make everyone lol with her ‘looks’ I think she is succeeding. :D

  13. Snazzy says:

    holy nipples! well, at least they’re cute ones…

  14. aenflex says:

    Nothing about this woman is sexy, other than her insane drive to ‘be something’, which is impressive in itself, marginally.
    But her face? Her look? IDK, not sexy to me….

  15. Mimi says:

    She has lost all appeal imo. She actually kind of scares me. On a higher note my 5 year old son thought it was awesome when she came to the Grammys in the egg lol.

  16. Sarah says:

    No not sexy. Not even close. The catsuit would be cute it not for the granny panties under. Perhaps a pair of cute black boyshorts would’ve worked better. Those ugly ass shoes she wears make me crazy. I hope she breaks her ankle in those ridiculous things.

  17. foobie says:

    I like Gaga, but I wouldn’t call her sexy.

  18. Adnovitam says:

    Rita & Just Me:

    Rita: I need a pair of those boots so I can clean the top of my refridgerator.

    That made me laugh so hard I scared the dog!

    I laughed so hard that I actually went and cleaned the top of my fridge!

  19. anyhoo says:

    i like gaga a lot but the ciggie is yuck.

  20. serena says:

    It’s official Gaga pisses me off. I used to like her, now she just do too much and is annoying.

  21. Someone Else says:

    Nothing this woman does is sexy.

    “She looks disturbingly like Amy Winehouse in that first photo” — I recall reading that Gag Lady went blonde as to not be mistaken for her.

    I don’t know if it’s true. It would seem to deter her from fulfilling the “I Want To Be Madonna” dream she obviously had growing up.

  22. Chelsea says:

    Rita…OMG I am laughing so hard I’m crying.

    PS – those shoes have to be the most unattractive shoes I have ever seen. So over them! It’s almost like she is actively trying NOT to be attractive. Puke.

  23. Rasputina says:

    Sexy? With those rubber gonads boots? No.

  24. Marc says:

    Sex is the last thing I’m thinking about when I look at her.

  25. Kiska says:

    Gaga is most unfortunate looking.

    Bless her heart.

  26. ERika says:

    she looks really hot. i hope she is not on the cocaine. ughh

  27. Sassy says:

    Nope, so not sexy. Nothing she does is sexy. And those boots? So redonkulous.

    She’s a big f*cking FUG.

  28. Astrid says:

    I liked Cruella de Vil’s version of this outfit much more.

    And Lady Gaga is… blèrgh. She and Madonna are two women that thoroughly freak me out.

  29. Mashmash says:

    Her hair during the show was very Sailor Moon – just sayin’

  30. bored says:

    I’m starting to sort of like the bangs trauma…

  31. CandyKay says:

    I wear a lot of Mugler myself – his heyday was actually the late 80s and early 90s. His wearable stuff, business suits and dresses, goes for huge premiums on eBay. I went to a business meeting today wearing one of his wool blazers.

  32. original kate says:

    she is actually looking a bit like john galliano here. (not a compliment.)

    and when was the last time i cleaned the top of MY refrigerator?! now i’m too scared to look.

  33. DetRiotgirl says:

    While I still don’t find her sexy, this may be the closest she’s come in along time to actually getting me to call her outfit cute. She looks very Saturday morning cartoon on steroids. In fact, she kind of looks like a budget She-ra.

    Well, She-ra after she fell on hard times and had to give hand jobs to he-man and the hulk to pay for her drug habit.

    Overall, I’d say this is one of her less annoying public appearances though. I mean, she was in a fashion show. I expect unwearable pretension in that sort of venue.

  34. Dizzybenny says:

    am i the only one who misses the old days of the super models?
    now it’s singers and actors trying to pull the sexy pose and cant quite make it.

  35. jover says:

    Her appearance is a decent argument for abstinence. Does she even care about trying to make good music, in that genre, anymore?

  36. NoFrank says:

    She’s got a fabulous body, and I love the catsuit (well, except for the granny panties, which are kind of jarring) — but that pretentious, ostentatiously bored, “I’m so out of my element with you tacky people” sneer is getting very, very old. Also, cigarettes are not sexy. Ever.

  37. Quest says:

    The name Gaga and Sexy should never be contained in the same sentence – it should be gramatically incorrect. It is an absolute no, no….hell those boots were not made for walking at all.

  38. Yael says:

    Ugh! I just ate and came across this…had to run to the restroom…nausea…ugh!!!!!!!! this thing sexy???? really????? now, who is really coked out of their skull today????

  39. Triflesec says:

    Gaga is what gay men think a “hot” woman should look like. Unfortunately, gay men have no clue about what constitutes “hot”, regardless of what they may believe. Her body is far from “fabulous”, she’s pasty, pale and sort of flabby and the prison tattoos look like dirt or stains.

  40. Diane says:

    She was never sexy. For a while she managed to shock us with her get-ups, but it’s become really tiresome. Her constant outrageous appearance can’t cover up the fact that she has little to no musical talent.

  41. Diane says:

    I would pay money, however, to watch her fall off those boots. Caca, you just don’t shock anymore. Your constant need to be the center of attention is really pathetic.

  42. ghoulish_moose says:

    I don’t think sexy when I look at her. I used to think she had a natural bit of sex appeal going on in the “Just Dance” days. Back when she seemed more genuine. But nowadays, not at all. Her outfits arent as cute as they used to be and that takes away her sex appeal.

    Oh and Jennifer Aniston too. That woman, no matter how hard she tries just cannot be sexy ^_^

  43. Angel says:


    And bitch ruined perfect Fashion show !

    Stupid dumba** !!

  44. Elleh says:

    Let’s see if Perez Hilton posts the puffin’ Marlboro Gaga photo on his website with his usual “Ewww Gross” white marker comments all over it. Somehow, I doubt it. In fact, he might just take up smoking.

  45. jover says:

    Dizzybenny many many people miss the old supermodel days but Anne Wintour and the media have decreed that celebs are it. WHo would you rather look at Nikki Taylor from the mid 90s or this mess?

  46. ordinarygirl86 says:

    I dig that catsuit and if I could afford it I would wear the HELL out of it in the bedroom complete with some hooker heels….I’m just sayin lol

  47. StopKiddingYourself says:

    @DSMR, She looks very witchy as well. This woman has single-handedly ruined sex and sex appeal. She is exudes the Opposite of Sex. It’s kind of disheartening.

  48. dahlia1947 says:

    She certainly made an entrance Gaga style! WOW! I love that catsuit! I think I am seeing her nip? Double WOW!!

  49. anonymous says:

    As hard as shes trying shes just not an avant guard type of person to me, the stylists and make up artists around her are but it doesn’t really emote from her per se..she grew up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan went to a performing arts school in town and from her pics from just a few years ago she was in high school and was just a fresh faced light brown haired teenager wearing sweats and sneakers? I know things move faster now with the internet whereas in Madonnas era it was slower and she kind of delved into the whole S&M leather bra cone wearing thing gradually as she had more life experiences her style evolved so it just seemed like a more genuine transition as a form of artistic expression she felt herself but this girls going from meat dresses to eggs to mugler within a matter of a few months? its just too much too fast for fast press it seems but i guess for teenagers and people in their early 20′s shes moving at the right pace. Shes talented though but you have to earn being that kind of diva it doesn’t happen overnight.

  50. fallen says:

    How does she wear those shoes? lol

  51. ThatBoyLuke says:

    She’s not sexy at all, the cat suit is hot and i know Jessie J will be rockin that like the hot bitch she is any day ;)

  52. CeeCee says:

    Promoting smoking? YUCK!! And WRONG

  53. Lia says:

    Nobody could be sexy with that face and that much desperation.

  54. Hakura says:

    The catsuit is the closest she’s been to normal since she got popular. It’s flattering on her, at least. Sometimes she can look like she has a nice body, & sometimes it’s like she intentionally picks clothing that makes her look misshapen & ‘bulgy’… Like something out of an alien movie.

    The few pics I saw of her face before she got popular… she was reasonably attractive. Not only her makeup, but her expressions, get in the way of being able to see that now.

    She’s losing people’s interest now… Time for her to take a page out of Madonna’s book for reinventing herself… Instead of just stealing her songs & fashion.

  55. Newbie says:

    Please America!!!! Are we done yet? Make it stooooop!

  56. galaxy.girl says:

    How do you walk in those? Is it like Tippy Toeing the whole time? :) Not really into nips.

  57. muma ouch says:

    this is what happen when u have no talent…,,,lady gag gag..yuck.

  58. Cleo says:

    She is definitely the follow up to Amy Winehouse.

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