Lady Gaga at Harvard University; a look from Sally LaPointe's Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Courtesy of the Born This Way Foundation and Sally LaPointe
Holy Mary Mother of Little Monsters, LADY GAGA is back!!!! (Cue exploding confetti, rando fishnet stockinged dancers, cutoff jean shorts, wild hats, a cagillion leather harnesses falling from the sky, stiletto tap dancing, and multiple paws in the air.) You guys, we were at a breaking point where our Lady was concerned because, like, where in the Beetlejuice has she been?! Yes, she was wearing custom Versace at the 2012 Grammys, but she didn't walk the red carpet. Mama M just showed up all ninja stealth style to the awards show—in which she was nominated—wearing a netted face mask and holding the arm of a bodyguard, her other hand grasping a giant gold queen cane. This is not OK...because it's not enough Lady Gaga. We need her on red carpets, being spotted on the street, doing some sort of tour, going pantless at baseball games, and, you know, JUST HER around every day. *deep breaths* Well, our confusion and mild obsessive tendencies can rest, because Mother Monster launched her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University with, ahem, a speech by Oprah yesterday. Also? Gaga wore the most amaze-craze Sally LaPointe dress.
A cross between Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's and, well, Lady Ga-GAHH, the structured black sleeveless column dress with an exaggerated peplum is from LaPointe's fall 2012 collection. Though not worn with the mega lace sleeve-glove hybrids from the runway show, Lady G chose to accessorize with black see-through lady gloves instead, and she topped the look with a fantastic aerodynamic netted headpiece. If you're not already familiar, the Born This Way Foundation was created to empower youth and inspire bravery in the face of a rise in bullying across this country. The Foundation is Lady Gaga's call to action to inspire awareness, growth, and change.
"I'm not here today to give you an answer. And I'm not here to tell you I can solve these problems [of bullying]," Gaga said, "This is about transformative change in culture over a period of time." She spoke of both her fans and her mother being great inspirations and revealed that there will be a Born Brave Bus traveling with her on tour to welcome anyone who wants to hang out and talk about "love, acceptance, kindness, and so forth." Lady Gaga has a charismatic power, as we all know, and it's a wonderful thing to see her inspiring youth to celebrate their power too. And with that we say: Welcome back, Mama M. We're sure glad to see you.