When accepting the Icon Award at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, the 'Born This Way' singer recalls how she responded to the congratulatory message from the influential editor-in-chief of Vogue.
Lady GaGa has accidentally dropped the B-bomb on Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. On Monday evening, June 6, the "Born This Way" hitmaker was honored with the Icon Award at the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in New York City. When delivering her acceptance speech, she shared the embarrassing story to the audience.
Opening her speech, the 25-year-old who donned a mint-green wig, black bustier, sheer bodysuit and 10-inch black platforms said, "I can't believe I'm allowed in here." She continued on, "As an anecdote I thought I might tell this story, I wasn't sure. But when I was told I won this award, Anna Wintour sent me a text message...She text messages!"
After some cheering from the crowd, the "Bad Romance" hitmaker went on to say, "So she sent me a text message, and it said, 'We're so excited to tell you you won the CFDA fashion icon award. And I actually thought it was Anna Treblin, who was one of my very close friends and [my stylist] Nicola's assistant, who I go out and have drinks with all the time."
"So I have a couple Annas in my phone, so my reply was, 'Yes, b***h, we did it.' So quite quickly I got a reply that said, 'How lovely, and we will all be waiting to see what you will wear.' And then I thought, 'Well won't you be helping me choose what I will wear?' And then I said, 'Oh! it's Anna Wintour.' "
Earlier that evening, GaGa suffered a wardrobe malfunction. The flamboyant singer had a nipple slip when hitting the purple carpet at Alice Tully Hall. She, however, didn't let the incident ruined her night. Later on, she removed the custom-made Mugler gown, wearing only a sheer bodysuit with pasties covering her nipples as she came to the after-party at The Standard hotel in New York.