Perhaps this is neither strategy nor statement, and she simply thinks she looks hot in these clothes and wants to wear them.Let’s call that argument, “it’s my concert, I can wear what I want to, wear what I want to, wear what I want to.” Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter probably still gets press questions about the strapless dresses she started wearing many years ago.Somehow denied that outlet for personal expression?The difference, I think, is that Lady Gaga’s music is about getting attention, so her fashion is the best kind of projection.
Maybe 30 years from now, every female classical artist will be wearing short dresses and clunky heels.
Maybe the men, too: who among us can tell the future?
I have a sound designer friend who once said to me that the best sound design is that which you don’t notice.
Her dress Tuesday was so short and tight that had there been any less of it, the Bowl might have been forced to restrict admission to any music lover under 18 not accompanied by an adult. The only bit of upstaging that transpired was Wang’s double-barreled, eye-popping fashion choices for the evening.
Had her heels been any higher, walking, to say nothing of her sensitive pedaling, would have been unfeasible. And, yes, she’s still the same tasteful, technically impeccable, confident and extraordinary pianist she was when she first appeared, somewhat more modestly, with the L. She slipped swiftly onstage, an elfinlike gamin in a flame-colored, shirred tube dress with side vents and dramatic black V accenting on the back.