Lady Gaga Accepts CFDA Award With Funny, Heartfelt Speech
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:16:04
The Associated Press reports that when Lady Gaga accepted her award from the CFDA as the year's top style icon, she was teary-eyed. "All of you made me feel like a star before I was," she told the audience at Lincoln Center that included "Who's Who of Fashion" names like Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan and Michael Kors.
Gaga talked about how important fashion was in her life as a pathway to self-discovery, artistry and confidence. As a teenager, she'd save her money to buy vintage Thierry Mugler from a neighborhood thrift shop, checking in with the salesman regularly to make sure her favorite pieces hadn't sold while she was raising the cash. She planned her outfits for Friday night parties as if she was going to the Oscars, she said." As much as this award means to me personally ... I just want you to know how much this means to young Americans," Gaga said.
She recalled getting the text message from Wintour, editor of Vogue, saying that she was picked for the prize. She said she thought the message was from a friend named Anna and replied with a bleep-worthy response. The Vogue editor-in-chief replied with a "How lovely" text.
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