Friday, January 15, 2010

Barbie Goes Gaga

Lady Gaga, dressed in a cherry-red lace dress with matching mask, accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Halfway through her acceptance speech, the singer stripped off her mask and thorny crown, re-created on the doll at left, to address the crowd.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth met U.S. Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England on Dec. 7, 2009. Gaga wore a stunning red dress and matching eye makeup for the occasion, as does her doll version on left.

Lady Gaga's masked perfomance during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009 inspired the doll costume on left.

To announce plans for her North American concert tour, titled "The Monster Ball," Lady Gaga sported a complicated sphere; her doll version on left celebrates the moment.

Lady Gaga perfomed in an asymmetrical silver getup at the V Festival on Aug. 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England; on left, Weikang Lu's doll version.

On right, Lady Gaga attends the Nokia 5800 launch party at Punk on Jan. 27, 2009 in London. The pop sensation is known for her catchy dance music and eccentric style, ranging from pantless getups to blinding face masks to this quirky, tied-with-a-bow hairdo. Photographer Weikang Lu re-created the singer’s bold outfits for dolls, including the one on left, in hopes of sharing his appreciation for fashion with other doll lovers.

Beyonce and Lady Gaga, in a bushy white headpiece, pose together at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009; on top, dolls re-create the moment.

On the doll at left, Weikang Lu paid homage to Lady Gaga's fiery performance at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada, on June 21, 2009. Of her pantless style, the singer told Rolling Stone magazine: "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.”

Lady Gaga is spotted wearing a hair-covered hat in the shape of a button in Manchester, UK on Jun. 29, 2009; Weikang Lu mimicked the look on left.

An icon of avant-garde fashion, Lady Gaga wears an austere black crown in the music video for her hit song "Bad Romance." Weikang Lu re-creates the look on the doll at left.

Wearing an elaborate headpiece over a flesh-colored bodysuit, Lady Gaga performed at the 2009 American Music Awards in L.A. on Nov. 22, 2009. As her dramatic performance concluded, her piano was set ablaze and violins were smashed.Weikang Lu re-created the look at left.