Lady Gaga opens the show as Jo Calderone.
Photo: MTV/John Shearer
Lady Gaga said she'd be "making a statement," and as predicted, BOY, did she (he?) EVER. At the top of the VMAs, Mother Monster emerged as her smoking, swearing, ultra-MASCULINE alter ego, "Jo Calderone", and gave an opening speech wearing casual Serge Gainsbourg-esque, French-inspired suiting before launching into her latest single, the leather harness attired "You and I." Folks, it's as if she BROUGHT BACK MENSWEAR in the first ten minutes of the already jaw-dropping VMAs with a jacket by Dior Homme, pants by Brooks Brothers, and a t-shirt from Uniqlo. Gaga even went so far as to mix HIGH and LOW with her labels. Whatever will she come up next? We have no "le clue" as they say en français, but we can't wait for more.
Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone for 'Vogue Hommes.'
Photo: Courtesy of 'Vogue Hommes'
+ WHAT'S CRAZIER? JO CALDERONE OR MEAT DRESS? What do you guys think? Fashionably speaking... Weigh in on the comments.
+ WATCH LADY GAGA'S LIVE PERFORMANCE OF 'YOU AND I' AT THE 2011 VMAS!!!
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