19 August 2008: ‘The Fame’, which went on to win six Grammy Awards, was released. Gaga says: “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way, bitch.”
Singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and fashion provocateur, Lady Gaga is also a serial spectacles wearer — on and off stage. She set the tone wearing super-sized, part-crystallised glasses, all aglitter on the cover of her 2008 debut album ‘The Fame’. These were crafted from crushed frozen acrylic, to complement the bedazzling crystal ‘disco stick’ and light-up gloves she sported in concert. Other show-stopping Gaga performance-art eyewear includes glasses fashioned from razor blades, half-smoked cigarettes and iPod LCDs.