Lady Gaga publishes first column, confuses commentators

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Grammy Award winning artist Lady Gaga penned her debut V magazine column last week, confusing some commentators by using nonsensical language and comparing fashion to a trip to the library. It’s not the first time others haven’t been able to process the “Bad Romance” singer’s antics.

“Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history,” Lady Gaga wrote. “Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians.”

Some haven’t responded positively to the pop sensation’s self described “expertise.” Sarah Anne Hughes of the Washington Post wrote of the singer last week,”Gaga lectures about fashion, art, inspiration and why she’s smarter than her critics…You see, Lady Gaga’s got a library card and she isn’t afraid to use it. She even puts references and annotations in her writing. ‘I’ve done my homework, have you? Where are your library cards? Did they expire?'”

Hughes wasn’t the only critic to claim Lady Gaga took the column as an opportunity to boast. Brian Moylan of Gawker noted that the 25-year-old “Monster” singer is far from through with bragging.

“Oh, and don’t worry, just like a 14 year-old with an inferiority complex and a Wikipedia login, Gaga isn’t done showing off just how much she knows on her favorite subject,” Moylan wrote.

The artist herself did not hesitate to attest that she understands the craft and background of pretty much every single article of clothing.

“I myself can look at almost any hemline, silhouette, bead work, or heel architecture and tell you very precisely who designed it first, what French painter they stole it from, how many designers reinvented it after them, and what cultural and musical movement parented the birth, death, and resurrection of that particular trend,” Lady Gaga wrote.

Christian Blauvelt of Entertainment Weekly took a humorous, sarcastic approach to Lady Gaga’s column with his response, “Do you think she has a future as a magazine writer? Should those of us here at EW be worried?”

V magazine, which was born in 1999, is a “younger sibling” spin-off to fashion publication Visionaire. Gaga is not new to the publication, which used her as its cover girl for the Fall 2009 issue. For its Fall 2010 edition, Gaga once again graced the front cover, this time dressed as Lady Liberty alongside designer Marc Jacobs.