Changing the world one sequin at the time goes our precious worldwide newfound Lady GaGa about herself. And supposedly, her music.
I wanted to write this piece a while back but I kept postponing it because I thought the matter was rather sensitive, with all those GaGa fans out there. However, I have to take this seriously since the threat of a Lady GaGa clothing collection is upon us. (don’t miss the rest of this story and the pictures right after the jump!)
We’re living curious times. In almost every aspect of our existence there’s a stripping-down moment. When it comes to music, it seems there’s no more sound appreciation, but body appreciation lately. (at least where women are concerned)
It’s hard to say who was the first and why, but I tend to believe it was all about audience. And when I talk about numbers, I can’t help but thinking about Madonna. Her Madgesty is an enterprise by herself. Singing, acting, dancing, promoting, she stuck her pretty little head everywhere as long as she was cashing-in.
So that brings us to her famous Dolce & Gabbana tour-outfits. While she was trying to crown Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears, the music industry has spawned more little Madonnas ready to follow her (marketing) success and her spectacular cash-ins.
Years after her Dolce & Gabbana underwear-concert-outfits, Madonna is alone, divorcee, raising her three kids between Kabbalah and Guy Ritchie’s dearest London. I guess bringing your undies in the world’s attention has some negative effects too.
Getting back to the wannabes, I’m having a hard time picking the winners. Without any significant liaison between the music and their shortening their pants and wearing the lingerie out, the new song birds are now engaged in a who-was-first battle forgetting to point out the essential: that they’re following their Madgesty steps.
Whether it’s about Beyonce, Britney, Christina, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, their stage outfits already announced the recession by using less and less fabric. Counting numerous teenagers in the audience, the new found lingerie stage beauties fail to send out a moral message. Instead, the world wonders who was the first showing her undies while singing a happy tune.
Instead of putting “A ring on it”, a coat on it should be more appropriate. Explaining the entire institution of an apparel with its attached functions seems obsolete and vintage now when our teenage daughters and sons only need to watch a music television channel and our logic disappears in smoke!
Who was the first one mistaking her underwear for stage outfit? Who found the shortest way to the top? (that’s gotta be our very controversial Lady GaGa who found herself from the underground dark and anonymous stages to music and fashion superstar in just few months. So she was certainly not the first one!)
As for the old fight Christina Vs GaGa, there must be a clever marketing plan in the background, something that’s taking over the pop scene as we speak and challenge ourselves to find the original underwear singer.
Something’s trying to rewrite our morals and aesthetics and turn them into something only seen in Disturbia. I’m not trying to take sides, I dislike robots, robo-hands, cyber-shades, stage wardrobes issued from sci-fi and sm- movies it’s really not my kind. I’m hardly a pop listener but I do care for morality and sanity.
While everyone is wondering who’s copying who and who’s shock-factor is more elevated, I think about who’s voice is stronger. About who’s songs bear more quality. Now you tell me, does it really matter who was first? Aren’t they trying to change the world one undie at the time? (you can watch Beyonce’s Single Ladies here, Britney’s Circus here, Christina Aguilera’s Keeps Getting’ Better here, Lady GaGa’s Pokerface here, Rihanna’s Disturbia here) (photos via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)