Five Bjork Outfits That Make Lady Gaga Look Like Your Mom

The world is swarming with “Little Monsters,” and frankly, we’re concerned the Goddess of All Fashion Weirdness, Bjork, may have been left behind in the rush to cop Lady Gaga’s sex-robot-on-acid look. In celebration of Bjork's latest album, Biophilia, and her incredibly odd joie de style, we’re providing a handy refresher course of Bjork’s finest fashion moments.

By Carly Pifer

1. 2000 Golden Globes

With this look, Bjork said, "Okay, friends, given that I'm nominated for Best Actress, I guess you've convinced me to tone it down a little." And from far away she looks pretty restrained — demure, even — though her role in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark was anything but. Oh wait, that’s Michael Jackson’s face in sequins on her skirt. And why stop there? The only thing that goes better with Michael Jackson than small white boys are owls. More specifically, an owl-shaped treasure chest on a string. But she also wore a tube of polar bear that she presumably skinned herself before fashioning it into not a shrug, not a stole, but some kind of straightjacket/Saran Wrap thing. Finally, we get to her hair: Bjork, the red carpet is not a place to reference Coneheads.

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Commentarium (39 Comments)

Oct 11 11 - 12:41am

I'm surprised you didn't mention the massive ginger wig she's donned for the new album + tour.

Oct 11 11 - 2:38am

That bedazzled face is pretty flawless. I know what I'm wearing to the office christmas party..

Oct 11 11 - 2:57am

The "conehead's" just a French twist, eh?

Oct 11 11 - 8:57am

I've never understood all the hatred for the swan dress! I still think it is so beautiful and fun.

Oct 11 11 - 9:48am

I remember thinking that at the time. "Ooh! Pretty!" And then everyone dogpiled on her like she was a crazy person.

Oct 11 11 - 12:43pm

I still think it's one of the most beautiful and striking things ever.

Oct 11 11 - 6:43pm

Big fan of the swan dress as well. She left eggs too? How cool is that?!

Oct 11 11 - 9:13am
Stuckina Parkbench

The swan dress has... pockets?
Who knew?

Oct 11 11 - 2:56pm
Grady LaLa

The world's first marsupial swan?

Oct 11 11 - 11:55am

I love how her creativity never stops, from the inside out. Fearless creativity.

Oct 11 11 - 9:35pm

I agree with you. Jealous , boring people that are hating. Who the hell cares what she wears, why is it important? Do you.

Oct 11 11 - 12:14pm

The difference between her and Gaga is that Bjork looks happy to be there. Plus, how pretty was her hair in the swan dress picture?

Oct 11 11 - 1:55pm

I love Bjork and her swan dress, so I made a replica for halloween.

Oct 11 11 - 2:08pm

I have no idea why you think the last outfit is from Mexican inspiration (I'd love to know, really).

The biggest difference between Björk and Lady Gaga is that Björk dresses like that because she feels like it and she's going to do it and Gaga is like a little girl crying "look at me, look at me!"

Oct 13 11 - 6:08am


Oct 11 11 - 3:29pm

top 5? i want a top 100. everyting björk wears is insanely fantastic and could not be worn by anyone else. she just owns all those crazy outfits.

personal favorite next to the swan dres is a full body dress covered in bells. like winona said on snl "everything is music"

Oct 11 11 - 4:04pm

Awww.. Bjork is adorable.

Oct 11 11 - 4:42pm

If Zooey Deschanel is "adorkable" can Bjork be "Bjorkable"?

Oct 11 11 - 4:56pm

I'd Bjork her.

Oct 11 11 - 9:38pm

Superb, she is living art.

Oct 11 11 - 11:27pm
michelle d

Ha, this article was trying to put a grey tint on the creativity of Bjork's costuming. Unfortunately, you can see via all the comments that many people understand the beauty of her personality and the real artistry of what she does and how she portrays herself. She's great, the end.

Oct 12 11 - 12:02am

The article is supposed to be funny... I think it's pretty obvious the author has a profound knowledge and respect for Bjork.

Oct 12 11 - 11:44am
michelle d

hmmmm i didn't feel that way.

Oct 12 11 - 6:25pm

I love how quick people are to tell writers what they meant, or what they were thinking when they wrote something. Lotta psychics running around on comment boards.

Nov 18 11 - 12:32am
michelle d

to each their own.

Oct 12 11 - 2:47am


Oct 12 11 - 3:39pm
mr. man

one good song in 20 years - 'army of me'. the rest - crap.

Oct 12 11 - 3:43pm

I remember thinking..."Oh - Leda and the Swan - how wonderful."
Bjork is my muse.

Oct 12 11 - 11:18pm

That McQueen outfit is just divine. Gorgeous. I want.

Oct 13 11 - 4:24pm

Yup, Bjork's the real deal. I think the most important difference between her and gaga as someone sort of mentioned is that she's lighthearted about it all. She's not trudging around just begging to be gawked at. Bjork probably wears this shit when she's vacuuming.

Oct 13 11 - 5:34pm

I saw Bjork once in concert, it was the giant ACL music festival, paid like 200.00 for a three day pass, saw her on Friday night and that was it, I'd seen enough, I was done! Love Bjork!!! thanks for photos I can save in my archive :)

Oct 14 11 - 4:27am

Without Bjork, you'd have nothing to write about. You have nothing to write about anyway. Pity.

Oct 17 11 - 11:55am

Chaquita Banana?

Oct 19 11 - 12:09pm

Unlike Lady Gaga, Bjork always seems to be having fun with what she's wearing. There's more of a sense of humor and/or exuberance. Love her.

Nov 12 11 - 7:09am


Nov 28 11 - 7:47am

Bjork is the original. No one can top her. Lady Gaga isnt even 1% amazing as Bjork is. All Lady Gaga does is copy others style.

Dec 29 11 - 2:14am

you write horrible, you do not understand what representing bjork clothes, and frankly I'm tired of comparisons to Lady shit and bjork ¬¬ .I.

Feb 22 12 - 5:49am

ya,bjork is really interesting,i bought all of her albums, was a little bit dissapointed about her seventh?! album,her last album Biophellia was a bit of a let down. when is the next album coming out?

Aug 06 12 - 6:50am

The only thing that goes better with Michael Jackson than small white boys are owls.? Oooh how funny!! So original and witty. Ive never ever heard a joke about Michael Jackson liking little boys before. You really should write pointless reviews about peoples outfits for some shite little website nobody knows exists!! Oh wait. You do.