Tracing The Influences Of Lady Gaga’s New Perfume Ad

Lady Gaga finally releases the full short film for her new, Steven Klein-directed perfume “Fame.” We trace her inspirations.

1. “Good artists borrow; great artists steal.” - Salvador Dali

2. The Video:

3. Influence:

Grace Jones’ over-the-top performance as Strangé, an over-sexed, overdressed pop star who launches her first namesake perfume in the film “Boomerang.” In a myriad of ways, the percursor to Lady Gaga.

4. The Video:

5. Influence:

Salvador Dali’s “Face of Mae West” in 3D

Salvador Dali’s “Face of Mae West” painting

7. The Video:

8. Influence:

Kurt Hectic of now-defunct videogame series MDK2

9. The Video:

10. Influence:

Salvador Dali’s “Ruby Lips”

11. The Video:

12. Influence:

Raiden from the Mortal Kombat series

13. The Video:

14. Influence:

Ridley Scott’s “Alien” series

15. The Video:

16. Influence:

The famed gold Michael Jackson sculpture that floated down the Thames through London for his “HIStory” album

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