Lady Gaga “Born This Way” directed by Nick Knight

THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BORN THIS WAY”, DIRECTED BY NICK KNIGHT & HAUS OF GAGA

Clocking in at nearly seven and a half minutes, “Born This Way” is more of a high-fashion short film than a conventional music video. As the clip opens, Gaga declares, “This is the manifesto of Mother Monster.”

LADY GAGA wears head accessory ALEXIS BITTAR, diamond neckpiece ERICKSON BEAMON earrings PAMELA LOVE , stained glass dress by PETRA STORRS

She continues, describing the race she births as one “which bears no prejudice, no judgement, but boundless freedom.” Gaga’s opening narration sets the clip up as a battle between good and evil, with herself at the literal center of the fight.

LADY GAGA wears finger rings by ERICKSON BEAMON, technical chiffon by MUGLER

The sci-fi-inspired video was directed by Gaga, alongside her longtime choreographer Laurieann Gibson and fashion photographer Nick Knight. In a nod to French fashion house Thierry Mugler, which now boasts Gaga’s own stylist Nicola Formichetti as its creative director, the Mother Monster is shown with the label’s newest muse, “Zombie Boy.” Gaga is dressed and inked skeleton-style to match the highly-tattooed model, whom she dances and flirts with throughout the “Born This Way” video. “Zombie Boy,” whose real name is Rick Genest, also appeared in a recent short film for Theirry Mugler, which featured an exclusive Gaga remix.

LADY GAGA wears shoes by NATACHA MARRO RAQUEL ZIMMERMANN wears bodysuits ATSUKO KUDO, neckpiece THE BARONESS

In addition to inspiration from Mugler, similarities to classic Madonna videos, most specifically “Vogue” and “Borderline,” can be found within the “Born This Way” clip. These Madonna references join a growing list of comparisons being made between the pop icon and Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which many claim sounds much like Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”

LADY GAGA wears body suit by ATSUKO KUDO, shoes by KOBI LEVI

 

“It’s quite eclectic,” said Gaga. “It ranges from ‘Born This Way’ being very light to the rest of the album becoming quite darker. ‘Born This Way’ is the marijuana to the heroins of the album, the ultimate intense intoxication of the record. It’s an analogy.”

LADY GAGA wears tuxido outfit by MUGLER.

 

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