Lady Gaga took a break from taking over the airwaves with her new single “Born This Way” to hit the catwalk at Paris fashion week and take a turn as a runway model for her fashion buddy Nicola Formichetti. She wore his clothes at the Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter 2011 show on Wednesday, and like any Gaga-related production, theatricality and fashionability were in the air.
CNN caught up with the pop star and the fashion designer in Paris to talk about their relationship and the inclusion of Gaga’s music in the show. Formichetti had asked Gaga to be the musical director for their runway performance, and insisted that “Born This Way” close the event.
“[I thought that] for a fashion show, maybe he wants something a bit more underground, one of the more avant-garde records from the album, but he really wanted me to use ‘Born This Way,'” Lady Gaga said in the interview. “He said it represented female empowerment and that’s what the song is all about, and I think that’s what Nicola is all about, and I’m just really proud to be here.”