New York Magazine cleverly solicited a series of outrageous dress designs meant to outshine (or outstink) Lady Gaga’s now infamous meat-dress and True Blood’s production designer Suzuki Ingerslev was one of them. She created the design below for Lady Gaga in anticipation of Born This Way, the new album from the pop star.
Suzuki says: “I was influenced by the Chinese opera, where the performers wear elaborate costumes and paint their faces white. I also loved the idea of blood tears that are made out of rhinestones. The vampires on True Blood cry blood tears, and it felt dramatic and appropriate for this look.”
In addition to Suzuki, other fashion designers and cartoonists contributed new Lady Gaga looks. Among them were Jim Lee, arguably mainstream comics’ most successful artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Comics. Also turning in memorably bizarre designs were Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Keefe, Eisner-nominated autobiocomics author Ariel Schrag and Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School founder Molly Crabapple.