Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lady Gaga Nominated a Style Icon by CFDA

The Council of Fashion Design of America is to fashion what the The Academy is to movies.

Lady Gaga Nominated a Style Icon by CFDA

US singer and musician Lady Gaga presents a creation during the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show on March 2, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/Francois Guillot (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer and musician Lady Gaga presents a creation during the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show on March 2, 2011 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/Francois Guillot (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images

The Council of Fashion Design of America is to fashion what the The Academy is to movies.

So it's a big thing when the CFDA names Lady Gaga Fashion Icon of the Year.  Although I find her fashions unnerving, -  remember the meat suit? I applaud the CFDA! It proves that the organization - that can be somewhat  behind the curve, is getting up with the times. Marc Jacobs will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. (Click the link above for the complete list of nominees.)

But that won't stop me from noting that Media-based Karen Giberson, president of the New York-based Accessories Council bestowed this honor on Lady Gaga two years ago. Now if that's not a shout-out to Philadelphians knowing what time it is, I don't know what is.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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