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With an oversized Marc Jacobs trouser suit, Gaga came on stage and delivered an emotionally rough image A speech that addresses sexual abuse, mental health and stressful beauty standards in Hollywood
"I decided today that I wanted to take back the power Today I'm wearing the pants, "she said onstage.
Her outfit contrasted with the glamorous evening gowns she wore while promoting "A Star is Born," a role that caused a major Oscar sensation. The pop star said that her preparation for the event, which was held in honor of the powerful women in the entertainment industry, also began.
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Lady Gaga said she had tried on several outfits before moving on to the Marc Jacobs suit she was wearing for the Elle Women In Hollywood Celebration. (Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix, WireImage)
"I tried on dress after dress to prepare myself for this event, one tight corset after another, one heel after another, a diamond, a feather, Thousands of pearls and the most beautiful silks in the world, "said Gaga. "To be honest, I felt bad."
At that moment, Lady Gaga began to wonder why she cared so much about what others thought of her.
"And I was wondering," What does it really mean to be a woman in Hollywood? "We are not just objects that entertain the world, we are not members of a huge beauty contest that is supposed to set against each other for pleasure Public, "she said. "We women in Hollywood, we are voices … We have the power to speak and to be heard and defend ourselves if we are silenced."
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Lady Gaga referred to the stage of the Women in Hollywood Celebration to Christian Carino as her fiancé. (Photo: Michael Kovac)
After trying on nearly a dozen designer dresses, the pressure to please others melted away as she fell in love with the Marc Jacobs suit that allowed Lady Gaga herself to be.
"This was an oversized men's suit made for a woman, no dress, and then I started crying," she recalled. "In that suit, I felt the truth of who cares about my heart."
"I had a revelation that more than ever I needed to be empowered to be myself," she said. "To resist the standards of Hollywood, whatever that means to resist the standards of moving, to impress, to use what is really important: my voice."
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