What a pairing! The Dutch fashion photography team and super star musician Lady Gaga. Over the past couple of years they collaborated on Magazine cover, photo shoots and even the Music Video for the lead single Applause of her fourth studio album ‘ARTPOP’. It is this epic music video in particular that I would like to focus on this time.
They really pulled out all the stops with this music videos, with countless artistic and pop cultural references and at least nine different looks. This in particular is what the music video so interesting and also perfectly embodies the album’s theme of fusing Art and Pop; saying that they can belong together. In this blog post, I will try to analyze the video and also look at some of the references.
From the time that this movie was announced, I was excited for its release. I knew I wanted to go see it the cinema when it came out, but was only weary of one thing. That they would ruin the main character: Maleficent. She had always been my favourite Disney character and I was afraid that they could take away all that made the original portrayal good, which was her majesty, evil and calm.
So I was really impresses at how Angelina Jolie was able to incorporate the greatness of the original portrayal while still making the role her own. I also feel like the costume was created to really pay homage to the original whilst still adding a modern twist and the production’s stamp on the film.