Pop Art vs. Pop Star: Analyzing the Fashions of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé in "Telephone"

The premier of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's video "Telephone" last night rocked the pop culture world. Aside from the incomprehensible plot and the platit
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The premier of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's video "Telephone" last night rocked the pop culture world. Aside from the incomprehensible plot and the platit
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The premier of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's video "Telephone" last night rocked the pop culture world.

Aside from the incomprehensible plot and the platitude of product placement, including 1950s mainstay WonderBread, Gaga's own headphones, and a dating website... the fashion in the video was truly the star.

Today, Nicola Formichetti, Gaga's stylist (and genius in his own right), posted still images of the video on his blog, detailing the looks and crediting the designers.

Some are sheer brilliance, like Gaga's Thierry Mugler ensemble. These are careful plays on what it means to be a pop artist in a truly pop society. Others are classic pop, like her studded bikini, embodying the volatile video star look.

Click through to see more.