With two consecutive number 1 hits and an eye catching personal style, Lady GaGa has become both a pop darling and a fashion muse. The singer herself sees it as all part of the same package, swearing to MTV that when she's writing her music she's thinking about what clothes to wear on stage. "Fashion is everything ... I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us."
While we haven't seen any cannibalistic fan activity, StyleList's has certainly noticed that Hollywood has started looking a little more like GaGa everyday. But who is really the copycat?
Back in 2008 when Christina Aguilera made her post-baby red carpet return at the MTV VMAs, a small but vocal chorus of pop savvy critics noticed that her new look was not exactly her own. Xtina's GaGa ripoff seemed like a one off, but in the months since then it's become clear that Aguilera is gaga over Lady GaGa and she's certainly not alone.
Would you dare to try Lady Gaga's style?
YES - I'm gaga for it!
NO - It makes me gag...ahh
Everyone from the formerly "Dirrty" singer to Nicole Richie have turned to Lady GaGa to inspire their new looks, but that hardly means the Lady herself is 100% original. GaGa's style collective "Haus of GaGa" is charged with developing the singer's look and while they have managed to put their own spin on each ensemble they haven't actually created much that hasn't been done before. Check out the gallery below to see where GaGa gets her fashion moves and who's taking their cues from the Lady of the moment.
According to GaGa she and Gwen Stefani have nothing in common beyond their hair color, but we see it a little differently. Musically the two aren't a match, but it's hard to deny GaGa borrows from Ms Stefani's style.
GaGa is not the first nor will she be the last to pay tribute to Madonna's legendary style but she's certainly more committed to bringing back the cone bra than any of Madge's other admirers.
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There is no one Lady GaGa references more than Grace Jones. In fact, if Lady GaGa is doing it chances are Grace Jones did it bigger and badder before Ms. GaGa was even out of diapers.
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From the hoods, to her love of wearing undies instead of pants, Lady GaGa clearly adores the Aussie poptart Kylie Minogue's style.
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The 2001 VMA weren't a high style point for Britney Spears but that didn't stop GaGa from following in the Princess of Pop's style footsteps.
Nicole Richie knows a thing or two about what it's like to have half of Hollywood rip off your style. The expectant mom poses as Tinseltown's latest muse on the cover of BlackBook.
One part No Doubt era Gwen Stefani, one part MIA, a dash of Blondie and suddenly Richie is 100% GaGa.
Paris Hilton's "anything Nicole can do I can do better" attitude struck again during a recent photo shoot in which the heiress channeled GaGa.
The saucy singer inspires Paris in her latex bra top and pencil skirt.
Christina Aguilera used to borrow her style from the classic pinup girls of the 1940s but since Lady GaGa came on the scene the singer has left the decade behind. This pants-less ensemble is her most recent copycat, her first was at the MTV Music Awards in 2008.