lady gaga [Video] Carson Daly: Lady Gaga Named Fashion Icon Of The Year

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In what has to be the most obvious award of the year, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] was named CFDA’s 2011 Fashion Icon.

The pop star is known worldwide for her avante garde outfits and last night, the fashion elite crowd gathered to celebrate her contributions to the industry.

And just like every other day of the year, the quirky songstress did not disappoint.

She donned an electric blue wig and a dramatic black gown for the red carpet extravaganza!

[pullquote quote=”All of you made me feel like a star before I was.” credit=”Lady Gaga during her CFDA Fashion Icon acceptance speech”]

The couture ensemble was designed by Gaga’s fashion friend, Thierry Mugler.

You may remember that she starred in his Paris runway show only a few months ago.

On the red carpet, celebs like Kathy Griffin and the Olsen twins stepped out to honor the 25-year-old.

A reportedly teary-eyed Mama Monster got emotional during her acceptance speech:

All of you made me feel like a star before I was…As much as this award means to me personally … I just want you to know how much this means to young Americans.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] told the captivated crowd how she furiously saved her money as a child so she could purchase vintage Mugler designs at her local thrift shop. The New York-born singer treated every Friday party like a night at the Oscars.

Staying under the radar was fellow fashion fanatic [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], who attended last night’s festivities to present the international design prize.

  • Do you think [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] is deserving of CFDA’s Fashion Icon Award? Tell us what you think in the comments!

[Source: CBS News]

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