'Gaga by Gaultier': Top Five Moments from the pop star's interview with the fashion designer

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Last night was the premiere of Gaga by Gaultier, in which kooky French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier interviewed kooky worldwide pop star Lady Gaga.

Taped in May at Gaultier’s studio in Paris, the hour-long interview doesn’t cover a whole lot of new ground for die-hard fans, but does give a quick, True Hollywood Story-esque recap of her career for the rest of us.

And no Gaga interview would be complete without a generous helping of music-video clips to bookend her more out-there statements. Find our top five moments after the jump.

1.) The Fashion. From the meat dress to the man, fashion is central to Gaga’s persona. Here, she laid out her personal mantra for getting dressed in the morning: “I love the mixture of things that are really elegant with things that are really, um, trashy,” she told Gaultier. This may help explain the classy bejeweled tops with the lack of pants she so famously favors.

2.) Lady Starlight. Most interesting to fans might have been the background info on Lady Starlight, Gaga’s onetime sidekick. She’s often given a shout-out in Gaga’s acceptance speeches, but in this chat, Gaga gave us a little more. She explains the story of their meeting for the first time in a bar and becoming friends and burlesque dance partners for life.

3.) Fans, Fans, Fans. No Gaga interview would be complete without a shout-out to her ever-devoted followers. She hit all of the key marks in this chat, talking bullying, overcoming obstacles, and her “Little Monsters’ tattoo on her arm, symbolizing the bond she has with her most loyal believers. It all can be a little much at times, but she spoke very earnestly about her desire to make people believe in themselves.

4.) Lovegame. Gaga cleared the air a bit with regards to her oft-reported bisexuality, saying that while she does identify as bi, she feels that it’s not quite fair to say that, as she has only been in love with men. “I like women, sexually,” she explained. “But I’ve always gravitated toward gay men my whole life.”

5.) Gaultier Approval. The interview ends with Gaultier talking about his sometimes difficult-to-understand English, and then saying with a grin, “I couldn’t make it better, you know why? Because I am born this way.”

And another Little Monster gets their paws.

Did you watch? Did the interview fill in some holes for you about her career, or was it mostly more of the same? Whose shoulder pads were bigger: Gaga or Gaultier’s?

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  • nodnarb

    I sorta felt stupid (actually, I didn’t because I’m merely a passing fan, not one of the insane ones) that I had no idea Gaga took her stagename from a Queen song.

    • Rob

      Gaga took everything from everybody to begin with. Then she meshed it all together and now you’ve got Mother Monster. My question is this…out of all the designers that Gaga is gaga about, why start with Gaultier? Could it be that Gaultier first got his name well-known after he designed Madonna’s iconic cone bra outfit? Another way Gaga is literally sucking the career life out of Madonna.

      • nodnarb

        That’s patently stupid. Gaultier made a name for himself long before Madonna and is just as well known for his work in Luc Besson’s films. Furthermore, he wasn’t the first designer Gaga was “gaga about” … that would be Steve McQueen. I don’t even like Lady Gaga all that much (I’m a far bigger fan of Madonna, whom I’ve seen three times) but the constant carping back and forth by children like you gives me the hives.

      • B!

        Yeah, because Madonna totally didn’t blatantly rip off Cher, Marilyn Monroe or Debbie Harry, right?

      • Calista

        Seriously, the Madonna rip off thing is getting old. Drop it already……Madonna “ripped off” many other people before as well. Gaga is one of the most unique and talented acts the music industry has seen in a long time.

      • Mike

        I love her and Inter-RacialDate was amazing

      • Carl

        @nodnarb – Steve McQueen? I don’t think so, honey…

      • The Real Wife of Alaska

        Even her name is not original. She is the biggest crap US has ever produced and copycat, too!

      • nodnarb

        @Carl: Hah!! You’re right… it was Alexander McQueen. See, I said I was only a passing fan.

      • Cheers, Copy to That

        Want to rip off Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour?

        Anyone over the age of 21 knew damn well where those ideas came from.

        She’s nothing more than a shock artist… Howard Stern in drag.

        I am so over her!

      • adam

        I cant ! Gaga please try to be ORIGINAL. MADONNA DID IT FIRST!

    • Bon Ton

      Gaga and fashion…just like garbage and sewage.

      They jive in perfectly well. Sad world isnt it?

    • Angelina

      Sorry Gaga MADONNA did it first! oh and you and Tony Bennett, AMY WHINEHOUSE did that first- and Xtina and Mariah

      • Copycat Diva

        Artistic value- 1 out of 10
        Shocking value- 8 out of 10
        Originality- 3 out of 10
        Audience response- 2 out of 10

        Message conveyed- NONE!

      • Kitthee

        Yes, Madonna did it first… and Amy, Xtina and Mariah, but it’s TONY’s thing. He likes collaboration with these voices. Dur.

    • Lady Fugly Copycat

      Boring as usual…ugly as usual.

      • Nana

        I am soooooooooooo Sick of this Madonna wannabe! She is a poor excuse of a human.

  • Josephine

    I hope she gets lupus and dies soon

    • fsdgqe

      You’re a heinous person

    • @Josephine

      You’ll be lucky if that statement doesn’t bounce back onto you, you troll.

    • Koone

      She already has lupus, it just isn’t affecting her. But I sincerely hope you achieve something in your life, because with comment like these, you must be pretty dumb and have no chance in life.

    • Rick

      I’m even kinda suprised at the level of hate this lady seems to receive from people sometimes. She’s just a pop star. Not some kind of criminal or whatever. Weird.. These days, I think ppl project a lot of their own inadequacies on others.

      • NonEntity

        Pop stars who professionally brainwash and lead the populace into brand slavery are indeed criminals. Those who don’t have a need to criticize hold their heads high as if they could inform the world of the “proper” way to communicate.

    • windrider2

      You would wish an agonizing death on someone because YOU can’t stop obsessing about her?!?!?!? Lupus is nothing compared to the sickness festering inside of you.

    • So Over Her

      ..just like her song that dies fat on the chart!

      “R I P“`

    • adam

      well not lupus..maybe originality because the girl aint got none

  • danni bond

    Will there be another viewing of this interview?

  • NonEntity

    An elderly man who makes non-utilitarian fashion items interviews a heshe who can’t make money without non-utilitarian fashion items. Here is a more appropriate fashion statement in words: Boring.

    • windrider2

      Do you work at being this ignorant or does it just come naturally to you? What you know about fashion wouldn’t fill a thimble and you clearly know even less about Gaultier and Gaga.

      • NonEntity

        Fashion is itself based upon ignorance; ignoring the fact that the clothes pranced around in are no better than the six dollar T-shirt at Old Navy. Also ignoring the fact that you are wasting time watching thin people bandy about in non functional garments. The substance Gaultier and Goop Gapp offer could indeed fit into a thimble; so can your brain.

    • Parental Advisory

      Lady Gaga is an iIluminati puppet and her videos are riddled with occultic, satanic, illuminati & freemason/masonic symbolism!!!

      When you think about her target ‘market’ being young kids and her songs such as ‘pokerface’ (about oral sex) and lyrics like “I wanna take a ride on your disco stick” (penis), you can see that there are exterior forces working to seduce young vunerable minds through her songs with perversion and occultic influences.

      People need to wake up and see that her music is simply not ‘bubblegum pop’ and there is a dark message in her music.

      • mikieeboi

        I dont think she is a “devil worshipper” i just think she is trying TOO HARD to have shock value, Madonna did it ALL

  • paige

    Josephine your a rude and ignorant creature. Seriously, I mean some people take lady gaga too serious. Too wish sickness or death on someone is cruel. I don’t like a lot of celebs but i wouldn’t wish that on them. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Your words will come back and bite you.

  • Thumbs-up

    The interview was OK. There wasn’t much new to be revealed that I hadn’t already heard before. I did like the intro and the fashion pieces, however. Funny how at one moment it seemed as if Gaga was having an orgasm when she grabbed one of Gaultier’s creations. You can tell she truly LOVES those things, haha!

    • NonEntity

      Those who create nothing usually support and fawn over one another.

    • She is perfectly b0ring

      GaGa bores me to death.

      *close coffin*

  • pwgu

    and no her favorite designer is not gaultier and shes not copying madonna her favorite designer is alexander mcqueen

    • Fitsy

      Somebody Madonna worked with in 1997, his corset for her was later re worked for Kylie Minogues Showgirl tour in 2004. Madonna is IT as far as im concerned and to those who claim Madonna ripped off Debbie Harry…. JOKE! All debbie gave the world was hiw to bleach your hair, snort coke and waste your career! Madonna owes her NOTHING! As for Marylin, Madonba graciously paid tribute to her, shes never denied that, but tribute and plagiarised are very different. GaGa blatantly uses Madonnas directors, themes, looks, messages and even preaches the same values regarding sexuality that Madonna did decades ago! GaGa is a cultural parasite!

  • Monsters against Josephine

    Josephine, you better take back that comment of else the one monster nation will seek you out and destroy you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • NonEntity

      You mean the nation of China?

  • Pro-Christian

    She is the Queen of Illuminati…An analysis of the occult symbolism found in Lady Gaga’s fashion, music and art.

    Parents and kids, beware.

    • Cinta

      She is too disgusting @ commercialism trying desperate !

  • Gina

    Let me ask all of you Laddy Glue Gunk lovers a question: Are any of you losers that live off a diet of thoughtless recycled seventies disco sticking vomit as knowledgeable about the details of the music you worship as the “haters”? Love of Gah Goope breeds blindness, stupidity, and apparently deafness.

  • Fitsy

    Somebody Madonna worked with in 1997, his corset for her was later re worked for Kylie Minogues Showgirl tour in 2004. Madonna is IT as far as im concerned and to those who claim Madonna ripped off Debbie Harry…. JOKE! All debbie gave the world was hiw to bleach your hair, snort coke and waste your career! Madonna owes her NOTHING! As for Marylin, Madonna graciously paid tribute to her, shes never denied that, but tribute and plagiarised are two very different things. GaGa blatantly uses and plagiarises Madonnas directors, themes, looks, messages and even preaches the same values regarding sexuality that Madonna did decades ago! GaGa is a cultural parasite!

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