Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012
During her 4th interview, Gaga explained MTV the meaning behind the “FAME” fragrance (watch a part of it on MTV).
She wore a long-sleeve printed dress with pleated skirt from “ARTICULO 6: narratives of gender, strength and politics”, the latest project of young Peruvian fashion designer and social scientist Lucia Cuba, presented during the New York Fashion Week.
ARTICULO 6 is an activist design project that aims to raise awareness about the case of forced sterilizations implemented during the government of Alberto Fujimori in Peru.
The name of the project refers to the Sixth Article of the Second Chapter in the General Health Law of Peru, which establishes that “all persons have the right to choose freely the contraceptive method they prefer, and to receive appropriate information on the methods available and the risks”. ARTICULO 6 explores different narratives related to the case of forced sterilizations, and uses the testimonies of the victims, fragments of political speeches, research documents and laws, as well as other textual and visual content, as raw materials for the project.
ARTICULO 6 consists of a collection of 34 pieces of clothing and 12 actions, you can see (and read more about the project and how to get involved) on the official site.
The collection, inspired in the Andean “polleras” or skirts, using embroidery and prints on cotton twill and cotton canvas, is the result of a process of deconstruction and reinterpretation.
Gaga accessorized the look with padlock choker, black sunnies and belt, and matching hat by Irene Bussemaker.
“Toda persona tiene el derecho a elegir libremente el método anticonceptivo de su preferencia y a recibir información adecuada sobre los riesgos que su aplicación puede ocasionar”, artículo 6, del Segundo Capítulo de la Ley General de Salud.
Photos via: featured sites, Milkmade, Diario 16