New York Fashion Week: Nicki Minaj is trying to out-Gaga Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj in yellow skirt and green tights

We’re not fans of the “Look at me! LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE! I’m so wild and kerrraazyy! Say I’m wild and kerrazy!” school of “fashion” some stars go to. To us, it pretty much just translates as “I can’t get attention any other way, and I really need attention, so I’ve dressed like I fell out of the Ugly Clothes Tree and hit every branch on the way down!” It’s not big, it’s not clever, and it’s definitely not “edgy”, because let’s face it: throwing on a bunch of mis-matched clothes doesn’t exactly take a lot of skill, does it? Any one of us could do it. It’s just that we don’t, because… we don’t actually have to bother finishing that sentence, do we?

Anyway, here’s Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week, trying to out Gaga Gaga. And here, meanwhile, is Lady Gaga:

Lady Gaga in a gold skirt and strange sunglassesAt least she sometimes wears cool shoes.

[Images: Fame Pictures]

9 Comments

  • September 13, 2011

    Elina

    Wow, Gaga looks so normal in comparison to Minaj :D

  • September 13, 2011

    Emily via Facebook

    Ridiculous.

  • September 13, 2011

    Julie

    ITA. It makes them seem desperate.

  • September 13, 2011

    Jeannine

    I hate to say it, but from the waist-down, Lady Gaga looks ok in that photo.

  • September 13, 2011

    lizvocal

    (Warning, I am a student of psychology, working on my PhD, so take this with that in mind.)

    After seeing the pictures of Gaga without her makeup, I wonder if the ‘big and crazy’ fashion is simply because she sees herself as plain without it. If as a teen she felt people overlooked her unless she looked ‘wild’ and she turned that image into a industry.

  • September 14, 2011

    chitraa

    i feel gaga has some method in her madness,,nicki looks like “LOOK AT ME M KERRAZZY”
    http://chitraasfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

    • September 15, 2011

      Zoe

      I always felt that way too. I’ll be honest, I’m totally digging Gaga’s look here. It’s kind of fabulous. I imagine this is how Luna Lovegood would dress to the Yule Ball (although she would cover her midriff). I think it’s the glasses.

  • September 16, 2011

    Miranda

    I don’t really understand why Minaj was at Carolina Herrera sitting next to Anna Wintour. Did I miss a joke?

    • September 19, 2011

      Olga

      I know! I was shocked. Poor Anna Wintour. I wonder what she felt like.