"My best friend, performance partner and Haus of Gaga member for ten years now! Lady Starlight, she flew out with the rest of the house for our Bowie Tribute. Being super fans of his is what brought us together and bonded us over the years. She transformed herself for as long as I've known her into many of his looks, but this is my favorite."
"Lady Starlight and Lady Gaga at the Slipper Room NYC. 2007 October. We did a residency there for the months and called our show "The New York Street Revival and Trash Dance." $5 Burlesque Pop Rock n Roll Glam Metal"
"I'm truly touched the @NFL asked me to sing the National Anthem @ #superbowl50 I'm so honored to sing for the finest athletes, coaches, and fans in the country and pay respect to our flag together before the game."
"Really and truly I feel a tremendous amount of peace and love in this man, and around everything he does. He seeds his creativity with the soul of the lifestyle of artists and dreamers, celebrates people who live with passion. It's so uniquely his and ours all at once."
"As the first drop of paint begins to transform the artist a lighting bolt strikes in his mind. A glimpse of his future self. A Spider from Mars appears, spinning his magic like a web until he fell to earth. Where Ziggy Stardust was born to rise and fall, and be a Hero. -HAUS OF GAGA"
Unlike wannabes Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Kanye West, Lady Gaga respects fashion designers too much to ever try to be one.
“The thing is, at the end of the day, I have a real respect for fashion designers”, Gaga told The Post at her stylist and friend Brandon Maxwell’s show Tuesday night at the Monkey Bar.
“And it’s the reason I don’t have my own line and the reason I never will. If I ever do anything in fashion, it will always just be as a muse or as an aesthetic, creative. I like to be a part of helping artists find themselves and feel good about who they are”, she said, holding a martini and sporting a chic, all-black Maxwell creation.
“I would never for a second claim to be proficient in fashion design [just] because I know good looks”.
Gaga, still showing off her David Bowie tribute hair, high-tailed it from the Grammys to NYC to support Maxwell at his second-ever New York Fashion Week show.
Maxwell, meanwhile, somehow managed to get Gaga dressed for the Grammys and then get back to the city in time to pull off his own event seamlessly. “We’ve been best friends for a very long time”, he told The Post. “She was there holding my hand when I [was] crying before. . . she’s the best”.
The affection is mutual.
“[One of the things] I’ve really learned from Brandon is that he’s able to see in me this extremely kind of girlish, feminine side of myself that I don’t naturally see because I’m more of an imaginative person, and I don’t really identify one way or another with my fashion”, says Gaga.
“I like to be really masculine with my fashion sometimes, and really feminine other times. But he sees me as, like, a girl. And somehow, when I’m with him, I’m always able to return to the young Italian-American, hard-working student, and I think that that’s something to really be admired. Someone that just has the vision for you on the inside”.
An added bonus? Maxwell’s collection “isn’t slutty”.
“I know that’s maybe not a very elegant fashion word”, she says, “but I think it’s a hard thing to do”.
Gaga, who will be fêted tonight by V Magazine at the Rainbow Room, says she only goes to friends’ shows because being seated at a lot of runways isn’t “what makes you someone who’s interested in fashion”.
“I think it’s about the relationships you form with artists, and that you support them on the deepest philosophical level of their work and what they’re making".
While neither Gaga nor Maxwell would give any details about the songstress’ wedding gown, Maxwell did dish that he’ll be dressing Gaga for the Oscars.
Just don’t expect to see any Brandon Maxwell originals on Gaga’s pup, Asia, anytime soon.
“No, let me just say no”, Gaga said, laughing. “I’m quite happy with [Brandon] designing for me and designing for other women”.
"Right before we started to sing Newman leaned over and gave me a ring from him and the guys, I had so many martinis I could barely make out the image until he whispered .. It's an iron maiden. I don't know what I did to deserve such wonderful friends but I man do I love you all so much @briannewmanny @officialtommylondon Thank you for making me feel so loved and special"
"I'm so grateful to Stephen Gan for throwing me this amazing party last night and my favorite spot THE RAINBOW ROOM. It was intimate and filled with so many artists I respect and adore thank you for being a real friend in both life and fashion and to Carine Roitfeld for being there last night for me. TRULY HUMBLED"
"This great man has inspired generations with his powerful music and warm heart there will never be another like him and there never was before. His uniqueness is compounded by his ability to love endlessly while also creating the biggest hits the world has ever known."
"I never realized before but I put the tattoo of my fans "monster paw" the symbol of our fan base right over my heart. It's not easy to perform this song, but I know you will have my heart in your hands holding me up like you have for almost a decade. Thank you for being the pillars that hold up my roof, everything i stand for is in you. #littlemonsters"
"Thank you for standing next to me on stage. Thank you for all the things you said, for listening to my story and sharing yours. I will never forget it. 50 survivors, so brave, relentless determination."
"Tears and hugs, matching tattoos and pictures, storytelling and encouragement. These survivors represented for others all over the world and I was so honored to be up there with them. 50+me= 51 #tilithappenstoyou"