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Lady Gaga: Fashion is my art

Lady Gaga insists it is difficult to “hit your mark” when wearing fine clothes.

Lady Gaga has never wanted to shock for the sake of it with her outfits, and insists she sees her fashion choices as a form of art.

The 29-year-old singer is no stranger to hitting the headlines for her eccentric sense of style, including the now infamous meat dress she wore to the MTV VMAs in 2010.

But when it comes to choosing ensembles, Gaga insists she doesn’t always opt for the ones that will cause a stir. Instead, she treats fashion as art and thoroughly enjoys each aspect of planning a look.

“It’s what I do,” Gaga told E! News. “That’s my art. And that’s what people don’t always really know about me. [They think] I’m always putting things on to be provocative or shocking for the sake of it.”

Gaga’s latest role sees her star as the villainous Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. One of the first scenes fans will see the singer in involves her wearing a red “hunting outfit”. But while the clothes might look good on screen, they are anything but comfortable to wear.

“That outfit is easily 35-50 pounds, and it’s got two corsets underneath it, and there’s a full body chain that’s all diamonds that’s, you know, not that comfortable,” Gaga said of the look. “And then, my hair is back, and there’s a net over the face and then a hat, and then a heavy jacket. And then, there’s a petticoat underneath the dress, and the gown is made of basically, like, Scarlett O’Hara’s curtains — it’s just so heavy.”

Gaga has previously showcased her acting skills in 2013’s Machete Kills and 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But it’s her new role as the Countess that is really testing whether the songstress can also make it as a successful actress. And Gaga adds the crazy fashion involved in the show adds a whole other level to her job.

“Actually, it’s not that easy to wear all of those things and to do it with poise and precision and to hit your mark every time, for a director,” she said. “So American Horror Story is actually really stretching me in a great way. It’s like I have to take the things that I’m good at and make them even better, and keep them the same every time but still loose so that [executive producer] Ryan [Murphy] gets something really truly organic from me.”

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