Lady Gaga was presented with the fashion icon trophy at this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award ceremony. She arrived wearing a bright blue wig and a Mugler dress with an enormous train; the train was, apparently, detachable, as she strolled up to receive her award later in the night wearing only the bustier and a studded thong. Personally, I thought her red-carpet look was a success. She looked chic and had actually toned down the heavy make-up that sometimes verges on draggish.
Lady Gaga is certainly a force of fashion, but I'm not convinced that naming someone an "icon" at twenty-five years of age isn't a bit premature. There's also the issue of that muppet dress.
When accepting her award, the pop star recounted how she learned that she had received the honor. Anna Wintour sent her a text message with the news, and the singer mistook her for one of her stylist assistants, also named Anna, and replied "Yes, bitch, we did it!" Wintour coolly responded, "How lovely, and we will all be waiting to see what you will wear."