President Barack Obama knows how to throw a good party and deliver a good red carpet and the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which took place over the weekend was no different. Along with the usual mix of politicians came fashion folk like Tory Burch and Rachel Zoe, models like Kate Upton and Irina Shayk and major actresses like Kerry Washington and Claire Danes. As you know, Kim Kardashian never misses a photo-op was made an appearance with mother Kris Jenner making Obama joke, 'Why is she famous anyway?' during his speech.
This week, Barbara Walters revealed her most fascinating people of 2009, which, not surprisingly, included Lady Gaga. Lady W interviewed Gaga in a room with a light-up floor, and while the two crept to their plastic chairs, Gaga curiously seemed to be using her interviewer as a cane. Wearing a Chanel suit, Gaga actually took off her sunglasses. "You know i don't take my glasses off for many interviews," she said, "but I'll take them off for you."
The clip started with the prerequisite childhood photos, but wasting no time, Walters brought up Gaga's sexuality. When asked if she had had sex with women, Gaga stumbled over her words and then responded, "I’ve certainly had sexual relationships with women."
Walters also wondered what her father thought of all her writhing and trouser-ditching. "We didn't talk for months after the first time he saw me play," Gaga said. "He was afraid I was, like, mentally unstable."
But, asked Walters, what's the biggest misconception about Lady Gaga? "That I'm artificial and attention-seeking," the singer said.
Ever the extrovert, Lady Gaga took no-one by surprise this weekend as she donned what can only be described as a translucent plastic dress, fishnets and antler headgear in London, and a geometric, architectural Gareth Pugh jacket with removable arms for her performance on the X Factor. For her interview with Barbara Walters however - who named her as one of her top ten most fascinating people of the year - Gaga even took off the trademark dark shades and smartened up in a classic Chanel suit for the sit-down, which will air today.
"They're a part of me. That's the psychotic part of me. I don't take them off for many interviews, but I'll take them off for you because I love you", she says, speaking of the infamous Gaga glasses. "I love avant-garde style. Today my style muse was my mother ... she had one Chanel suit in the closet when we were growing up, and everything else was knockoffs ... But I'm part designer lover, part fashionista and part handmade garments on my own. I made a lot of my clothes ... The hair bow is cheap to make. You can make it yourself."
We're not so sure how easy the plastic dress would be to make at home, but we might give the bow a go...
Anna Wintour's '60 Minutes' interview with Morley Safer will definitely run this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. EST. We're pretty excited (and aren't you?), so to get in the spirit of Vogue Universe, we bring you a vintage Anna interview. Here, Barbara Walters questions her as one of the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2006".