Lady Gaga is a star in this over sized Marc Jacob's suit she wore to Elle's Women in Hollywood
Lady Gaga’s fashion choice to wear an oversized suit made quite the statement
Lady Gaga may be new to Hollywood, but she clearly belongs in the spotlight as a women's advocate, kindness advocate, and mental health advocate both in the music industry and the film industry.
Gone are the days of dresses made of bubbles and meat. Lady Gaga has blossomed into a true music sensation and now a movie star. With her first feature film, A Star Is Born, topping charts across the board Gaga has taken Hollywood by storm. On October 15, she was honored as one of Elle's Women in Hollywood.
At other events promoting A Star Is Born, Gaga has worn beautiful and sophisticated gowns but for the Women in Hollywood event, she decided to go with a little less glam and a lot more heart. The internet was quick to criticize Gaga's wardrobe choice of wearing an oversized men's suit by Marc Jacobs.
However, in Gaga's acceptance speech she explained why she wore what she wore and the haters were quick to shut their mouths. Gaga said, "I tried on dress after dress today getting ready for this event, one tight corset after another, one heel after another, a diamond, a feather, thousands of beaded fabrics and the most beautiful silks in the world. To be honest, I felt sick to my stomach. And I asked myself: What does it really mean to be a woman in Hollywood? We are not just objects to entertain the world. We are not simply images to bring smiles or grimaces to people’s faces. We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public. We women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced."
Gaga continued by saying, "So, after trying 10 or so dresses, with a sad feeling in my heart, that all that would matter was what I wore to this red carpet, I saw an oversized Marc Jacobs suit buried quietly in the corner. I put it on to a resounding view of eyes glaring at me in confusion. But the Rodarte was so beautiful! one said. But the Raf Simons for Calvin Klein was so stunning on you! said another. But what about the Brandon Maxwell? What about the Dior? Lots of questions. They were all dresses. This was an oversized men’s suit made for a woman. Not a gown. And then I began to cry. In this suit, I felt like me today. In this suit, I felt the truth of who I am well up in my gut. And then wondering what I wanted to say tonight become very clear to me."
Finally, Gaga revealed her soul by saying, "As a sexual assault survivor by someone in the entertainment industry, as a woman who is still not brave enough to say his name, as a woman who lives with chronic pain, as a woman who was conditioned at a very young age to listen to what men told me to do, I decided today I wanted to take the power back. Today I wear the pants."
Gaga then talked about surviving sexual assault when she was 19 and still struggling with the feeling that it was somehow her fault. She also touched on eating disorders, and mental health struggles that she has faced. Gaga concluded her speech with a dream, saying, "It is my personal dream that there would be a mental health expert teacher or therapist in every school in this nation and hopefully one day around the world. Let’s lift our voices. I know we are, but let’s get louder. And not just as women. But as humans. And see that there are great men in the world. And ask them to hold our hands. For justice. That our voices be heard. Whatever our story may be. For an equal standing. We will fight for justice for women and men and those with other sexual identities. For me, this is what it means to be a woman in Hollywood. It means, I have a platform. I have a chance to make a change. I pray we listen and believe and pay closer attention to those around us to those in need....Be a helping hand. Be a force for change.”
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