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As weird as Rihanna strapsandstuds ensembles get, as much as Ke$ha (charmingly) overdoes her eye makeup, there little doubt that the vast majority of pop starlets want to be seen as beautiful and sexy. These women make bold clothing choices, but the main goal is to be attractive in new and exciting ways, to use fashion to make themselves appear even more gorgeous and desirable. If the rare outfit isn exactly flattering, their general aesthetics assure us that it was intended to be.
But Gaga is doing something different. She frequently wears outfits that distort her body, masks that cover most of, if not all of, her face. She smears herself with blood, adds random growths to her midsection, and dons contraptions too complicated to move in. Gaga not trying for beauty, at least not in the conventional, physical sense nike magista pro that other pop stars are. She uses her body as a portable museum, showcasing works of art on her own flesh, whether or not they happen to make her body or face look especially alluring.
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The one concerning thing about the way Gaga presents herself is that even she is not immune to the pressure on female pop artists to strip down as much as possible. She has the hardwon body expected of those in her profession, and she shows it off, in her own Gaga way. It seems nike magista pro that even Gaga, with her own strange brand of freakshow sexiness, can entirely escape the demands of a patriarchal system for women to bare their bodies in order to be sexual. But if anyone breaking free of rigid conceptions of beauty and fashion, it her nike magista pro.