The things they say:

“Actually I’m very inspired right now by older, classical artwork and I’ve been looking at the Venus de Milo and I thought it would be fun for my fans, especially during Applause, my single now, to be the Botticelli Venus de Milo in motion, so she’s coming to life through me.” Lady Gaga is channelling 15th century Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s vision of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, for her new look. The superstar recently performed at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York wearing a long blonde wig with seashells in her hair, while she also donned a bra fashioned from scallop shells.