Lady Gaga: Taking Inspiration from The Wizard of Oz.

With the release of “Born This Way”, critics are wondering if Lady Gaga isn’t as original as they once thought she was. The song blatantly rips off takes inspiration from Madonna’s “Express Yourself”, and a lot of Gaga’s past works are heavily influence by Her Madgesty.

But Lady Gaga has always been about much more than just her music. It’s all about the fashion, hello?!

But even her outrageous outfits—bar the meat dress and a couple of others—aren’t that original when you come to think of it. Juxtaposed against The Wizard of Oz‘s Cowardly Lion, Good Witch of the South, Tin Man et al., Gaga proves that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Images via Amy Grindhouse, Wired, Billboard, Just Nuggets, The Examiner, Leopard Print & Lace, Pony & Pink, Pollsb, TV Tropes, Beauty & the Feast, Wikia, Wendy’s World of Oz.

2 thoughts on “Lady Gaga: Taking Inspiration from The Wizard of Oz.

  1. Shes a strange phenomenon. She seems to be quite ruthless in her quest to be original, while obviously borderline stealing from all kinds of influences. I’ve heard of actors and singers paying homage to people they admire, but when you pay homage it should be worn on their sleeve or at least acknowledged to some level. My personal favourite example of this was Dennis Hopper taking the reigns from James Dean after his death and helping create what James could no longer do. but lady gaga, does not seem to have this kind of respect for her influences and possibly idols including the aleged theft from Lina Morgana of her style of music and even personality.

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