We took a moment to wonder what would happen if Lady Gaga did in fact descend upon New York Fashion Week. What would she wear? Whose shows would she attend? Would the creative universe implode? Probably not, though rumor has it she's throwing a party with Marc Jacobs and V Magazine which is maybe the greatest thing to happen to the fashion industry in a very long time. As much as we'll love to see what she rocks front row, we can't even fathom what she'll wear to the party of the week. And since we're still waiting on the official Fashion Week calendar, we'll try to be content with brainstorming party themes and praying for the rain to stop.
Lady Gaga Talks a Lot of Smack about Cathy Horyn in her Latest V Column
Cathy Horyn, the New York Times style critic, is one of the fashion industry's most respected (and, it must be said, feared) writers. Many have felt the lash of her sharp tongue, and her more negative reviews have resulted in a ban from more than one designer's show, including Georgio Armani. Not everyone can take the heat, including Lady Gaga, who directed her third installment of "From The Desk Of Lady Gaga," published on V Magazine's website this morning, at Horyn's acerbic pen in what she calls an address of "Extreme Critic Fundamentalism." Gaga addresses the "insult vs. insight" of fashion criticism. She asks, "Doesn’t the integrity of the critic become compromised when their writings are consistently plagued with negativity? When the public is no longer surprised or excited by the unpredictability of the writer, but rather has grown to expect the same cynicism from the same cynic?" It's a fair question, especially in this hyper-scrutinized industry where millions publish their own blogs and lob criticism at designers' work from a relatively inexperienced standpoint. So while Gaga's question is certainly valid, taking aim at Horyn, a journalist with years of experience covering the fashion industry for one of the world's best newspapers, is not.