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Lady Gaga Doesn’t Like to Show Her Eyes, and Neither Does Perez Hilton

The New Yorker has an interesting look into the very complicated world of Lady Gaga’s clothing. Last week she performed in L.A. at a benefit for the financially troubled Museum of Contemporary Art, wearing a hat designed by Frank Gehry, at the behest of Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli. Ultimately, none other than Prada made Gehry’s sketch a reality. Gehry explains:

“Since I’ve never designed a hat before, I was afraid she wouldn’t be able to walk,” he said. “I did have an idea that involved people with sticks holding it up, walking behind her. I didn’t know how far I could go with this thing.”

In the end, Gaga wore the hat differently from its original incarnation — folded in on itself — because, as Gehry explains, “She has a thing about showing her eyes — she doesn’t like to — so she closed it up.” It seems her self-proclaimed No. 1 fan, Perez Hilton — who often accompanies her to parties and events and isn’t bashful about taking advantage of the free booze available, from what we’ve seen — takes after her in this regard.

“The public persona of me is so different from who I really am,” he said, gesturing at his ensemble. “I wouldn’t wear this, Perez would wear this. I don’t wear sunglasses inside, Perez does. This is acting! It’s also good because if I see Rachel Zoe or someone I don’t want to look at I don’t have to make eye contact.” He paused, and took a swig of red wine. “She’s here.”

Later, he introduced Gaga to Pharrell Williams. Evidently, theirs is a two-way relationship.

Celebromatic [NYer]

Lady Gaga Doesn’t Like to Show Her Eyes, and Neither Does Perez Hilton