Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lady Gaga "Fashion"

while i was writing a paper i was listening to me itunes. Lady Gaga's song fashion came on and it immediately reminded me of this class and the reading that i just did. it reminded me of the while diffusional theory (kawamura). the whole song was about the diffusion on fashion. part of the lyrics was:
I need, some new stilettos
Can't walk, down the street in those
You are, who you wear it's true
A girl's just as hot as the shoes she choose

this whole passage is about how people will choose fashion over practicality. you cant walk dont the street but what does that matter since you look good, i mean thats all that matters anyways. the second theory of the diffusion theory stated that diffusion process is based on the decision of many people to choose a certain fashion.(kawamura) and this passage just proves that theory.

the song goes into more detail by agreeing with the whole fashion doll idea. celebrities get to wear all the hottest clothes, and then the trickle down affects happens to mainstream america. iA part of the lyrics says that she is a mannequin, which is true because many designers use celebrities to show off their designs. due to the privacy of fashion shows the only way for their fashion to go mainstream is to have celebrities wear their brands. it was interesting to me that an artist would actually sing a song about that. i dont know if she really had the intention of saying all these but it educates the world.

since i dont know how to upload a video from the web, because this site only allows me to upload videos that are in my computer, so heres the link to the song:
Lady Gaga - fashion

Jennifer Ma

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