The Way We Dress

IF we could categorize people by the way they dress, we would have, on one end of the spectrum, extreme, and on the other, conservative.

On the extreme end, we have Lady Gaga, whose style of dress is outrageous. Take her meat dress, for instance, at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. It’s the first of its kind: tufts of thinly sliced meat draped around her, including a smaller piece mimicking a beret over her grey tresses, and her meat-wrapped platform shoes. Then there’s the purple-hair dress, and the headdresses—a face cage, a white fluffy cloud, and a heavy-set square hairy block.

American pop singer Lady Gaga attending the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, USA, 12/09/2010. *** USA ONLY *** / Retna Ltd.

Lady Gaga in her meat dress …

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… and all resplendent in purple hair

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The Spirit and Personality of What We Wear

HOW we dress speaks of who we are, our personality, and even our profession.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, for instance, would never sport an Issey Miyake black turtleneck, the kind that gave Steve Jobs that quintessential look of a relaxed yet stylish tech geek and entrepreneur rolled into one. As a leader of a country, whose national colors are red and white, it is natural for him to wear shirts that echo those very colors you find on the state flag. Continue reading