Lady Gaga has proved time and time again that she knows what to wear to make headlines, but her grand entrance to this year’s Grammys was something not even her biggest fans, or”little monsters” as she lovingly calls them, could have predicted. She was carried by a group of models over the red carpet while inside of an egg-shaped vessel only to emerge to perform her latest hit song “Born This Way”.
Lady Gaga, who recently appeared on Good Morning America, discusses her entrance in the egg or “rebirth” as she calls it as well as her wardrobe and a cause that is very important to her. Gaga, dressed completely in nude colored latex, tells GMA’s Robin Roberts that she wore a latex condom inspired outfit to the show in order to convey a message about safe sex and HIV/AIDS awareness.
But Lady Gaga is doing much more than dressing for the cause. Gaga has teamed up with MAC cosmetics and their MAC AIDS Fund in an effort to “serve people of all ages, all races, and all sexes affected by HIV and AIDS.” The goal is to serve countries and communities that are “off the radar” and most affected by HIV and Aids.
Lady Gaga helped to design the MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Collection which is a light warm beige colored lipstick and a similarly nude colored “lipglass”. The cost of the lipstick is $14.50 with every cent of each purchase going to the MAC AIDS Fund. The organization’s website lists some of the programs that are funded by the sale of the lipstick. Just one tube of lipstick can provide various items to those affected by AIDS like a pair of school shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS, 2 Safer-Sex Kits, 1 week’s worth of groceries for 2 people, one counseling session for an HIV positive woman, a rapid oral HIV test, and much more.
What do you think of Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam Lipstick collection and the MAC AIDS Fund?
Do you think Lady Gaga’s shocking over-the-top wardrobe choices help to convey her message?
The lipgloss is really pretty. I always look for products that give back. It's also a win win for both the charity and the company to get the name out there. I'm getting a little burned out on Lady Gaga. If she likes to have fun dressing, let her express herself, some of the outfits are fun. But I listened to her prefame and costume and she could hold her own with just her talent alone.
She is definitely making herself known... i kind of like her, she is unique and isnt afraid to be herself!
She is so classy yet so trashy - I love her style and uniqueness...
I love Lady GaGa! She is definetly one of a kind! Yes, she is a little crazy with her costumes but she is a individual. It is to bad that there are not more people that follow their own path instead of the path of others. I think that she is a inspiration with her campaign against Aids and Equal rights.
Lady Gaga is known for her ridiculous outfits, she is a superstar in the industry and is so influential to both the younger and older population. She knows that the attention she receives could help spread the word about HIV/AIDS awareness and she utilized it. I find that she is an amazing person for doing this and for supporting HIV/AIDS just proves that she also knows whats dangerous. Her talent is well known and hopefully the usage of her name and image will influence everyone to be safe and to support HIV/AIDS awareness.
I say that her participating in a great cause like the one that MAC offers is great! All the proceeds go towards a great fund! Her outfits are crazy and out there but are they really hurting anyone? What a great way to voice yourself than the way Gaga does! Good for her!!
Lady gaga is a wonderful artist she knows how to get peoples attention! I love Mac products anyways so i will be purchasing it.
Rock stars and pop stars should never be relied on to be role models. Parents should be the ones to monitor what their kids wear. My parents did. They had no problem saying no, and sticking to that. They challenged me to not follow what other people do, even my closest friends. Lady Gaga is over the top, but she's far from the first one to be that way. Your kids will be fine!
I think her shocking wardrobe choices help bring her attention and she can use that attention to drive awareness of this cause. I also think the MAC Viva Glam is well known so to have a Gaga edition is incredible. She is hot right now and helping a cause. I love it!
Thats good that she can do this. However our youth today absorbs everything good and bad. The costume she wore for the grammys well, I would have appreciated her more if she would have covered up her breast area. I think that you can express yourself, does not mean exposing yourself on live TV. I did not like that part.. Thats the problem today. No body leaves anything to the imagination... What happened to being a "Lady"
I love that she is really a smart business women and I think the lipstick thing is great for her to donate 100% to the cause. Her outfits are outlandish to say the least, but look, it gets attention and that's why she does it.
I like the fact that she is doing something for a cause, however there is a line to draw with helping and making awareness and just plain attracting attention with stunts. I am a pretty big fan of Lady GaGa's and do know sometimes she can get a little outspoken with what she wears since not many people "get it", but i do think she should tone it down a little. there are kinds out there who idolize her and will follow her example of wearing what she wears and that is a big concern to parents.