Lady Gaga attends the 25th anniversary of ELLE Women in Hollywood on October 15, 2018.
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Lady Gaga He is making a statement with his wardrobe. The singer and actress spoke during Elle The Women in Hollywood Awards of the magazine in Beverly Hills on Monday night, with a large suit of Marc Jacobs for the event, which later explained that it was a way to "regain power."
"As a survivor of sexual assault by someone in the entertainment industry, as a woman who is not yet brave enough to say her name, as a woman who lives with chronic pain, as a woman who was conditioned to an age very early to listen "" What the men told me to do, I decided today that I wanted to regain power, "he said in a speech full of tears after Jennifer Lopez He presented her with a Women in Hollywood Award. "Today I put on my pants."
She said about her costume choice: "I tried on dress after dress today, getting ready for this event, one tight corset after another, one heel after another, a diamond, a feather, thousands of beads and the most beautiful silks in the world" . . To be honest, I felt sick to my stomach. And I asked myself: what does it really mean to be a woman in Hollywood? We are not just objects to entertain the world. We are not simply images to bring smiles or grimaces to people's faces. We are not members of a gigantic beauty pageant destined to face each other for the pleasure of the public. Women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas, beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak, be heard and counterattack when we are silenced. "
He went on to detail his own experience with sexual assault at age 19 and his battles with P.T.S.D. and fibromyalgia. He stressed the need for resources for mental health and said: "I want mental health to become a global priority."
"For me, this is what it means to be a woman in Hollywood. It means, I have a platform. I have the opportunity to make a change, "he said." We pray that we listen, create and pay more attention to those around us and those in need … Be a helping hand, be a force for change. "
Gaga's costumes have been full of outstanding looks during her press tour to A star has been born, but while initially embracing an old type of Hollywood glamor, the Elle The speech makes a much more personal turn in the spotlight. From the Marc Jacobs dress to the Alexander McQueen dress of Elizabethan inspiration at the premiere of the film in London, a nod to his avant-garde roots and a tribute to the late designer and friend, Lady Gaga's sartorial options are increasingly complex and significant, and with many more months of the awards season to the end, she has many more opportunities to speak through her clothes.