chapter  3
Her Own Real Thing: Lady Gaga and the Haus of Fashion
WithSALLY GRAY, ANUSHA RUTNAM
Pages 23

Fashion saved my life. When I was young, I was laughed at in school because I dressed dramatically. [ . . . ] When I moved downtown it was complete liberation. I found all these shops on Eighth Street and I integrated fashion into my life in a healthy way because it made me feel powerful, ambitious and much more resilient.1