MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, LOS ANGELES (Sept. 12)
This year, Lady Gaga transcended music superstardom and became a genuine entertainment icon. To celebrate (and recreate) the Year in Gaga, EW turned to another legendary, attention-seeking blond — Barbie — who could use some of Gaga’s signature bravado to spice up her good-girl image. For instance, how about Barbie accepting a VMA from Cher in a dress made of raw meat…?
FUN FACT: Prop stylists used dental floss to tie the meat onto Barbie’s feet.
CONVENT OF SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL, NEW YORK (June 7)
People may not remember who read the commencement speech at Lady Gaga’s younger sister’s graduation ceremony. Bet they remember this outfit, though.
FUN FACT: Shot on location at the actual NYC high school where Gaga attended the graduation.
THE OAK ROOM AT THE PLAZA HOTEL, NEW YORK (Sept. 29)
Hair was shorn and then worn for this frock, showcased at a small New York City performance.
FUN FACT: The hair for Barbie Gaga’s dress was made from real hair extensions, using human hair. (No humans were harmed in the making of this photo.)
LARRY KING LIVE (June 1)
Gaga opted to go King for a day when she sat down for an interview with the CNN talk show host.
FUN FACT: Doll Larry King’s suspenders are made out of bra straps.
”TELEPHONE” VIDEO (Premiered March 11)
For the ”Telephone” video, Gaga and Beyoncé upped the crazy ante with this extravagant clip chronicling the duo’s poison-pancake-syrup crime spree and featuring more lesbian overtones than an entire season of The L Word.
FUN FACT: The police tape is strips of a yellow rain poncho with ”Crime Scene: Do Not Cross” handwritten in marker.
FUN FACT: The ”jail” is actually an overturned plastic milk crate.
This was Gaga’s second video collaboration with Beyoncé, following 2009’s ”Video Phone.”
FUN FACT: A hairstylist took scissors to doll Beyoncé to give her bangs, matching the singer’s look in the video. (The yellow eye makeup comes from a marker.)