Nothing is original, nothing. When we see Lady Gaga dressed at Kermit the Frog, or any of her other outfits that would get a normal person locked in a white room with padded walls, you should know it was inspired by someone else. Lady Starlight speaks on creating Gaga’s swag.
“It’s crazy knowing that the biggest star in the world was inspired by me,” says Starlight – real name Colleen Martin.
“But I was the one who told her to take her trousers off because I rarely wore any myself. She’s always been so great on talking about me. Giving credit where it’s due rarely happens in the music industry, but Gaga has always done that and I’m very grateful for that.”
They met at Lady Gaga’s 20th birthday party and the transformation begun. “The outfits were quite often stuck together with glue. Sometimes they held up and sometimes they fell apart on stage. We always wanted the flashiest garments possible… and to be as naked as possible.
“She was already working on her album and a lot of what’s on The Fame were songs that we’ve performed. As I’m 11 years older than Gaga, I do see myself as her mentor. And I know that my love of all things British must have rubbed off on her.”
Lady Gaga still speaks highlight of her mentor saying “Lady Starlight and I would spin vinyl in my apartment, sewing our bikinis for the show and listening to David Bowie and the New York Dolls.”