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Oh, say can you see $1,515 for flag tank top?

A tank top designed to look like a ripped, burned and tattered American flag is a hot seller this spring.

And the $1,515 price tag isn’t the only thing kicking up controversy.

The trashed tank, from French design house Balmain, is besieged with holes that look like cigarette burns and is held together at its open sides with safety pins. The item has been so popular that knockoff versions have been sported by celebs, including Kesha and Kate Bosworth, at the fashion-forward Coachella music festival.

Balmain is known for shock-inducing styles, including a simple ripped-up tee from last spring that flew off shelves despite its cost, a jaw-dropping $1,625.

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    Left: You can never have too many shades? A model presents a creation by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac during the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection show.

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    French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac displays his love for Felix the Cat during the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection.

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    Feisty feathers stole the show at the Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show.

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    A little too matchy-matchy? A graphic-inspired outfit is displayed during the Celine fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

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    A model presents a design by French designer Alexis Mabille during the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection show.

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    Armed with champagne, British singer Beth Ditto of The Gossip struts during the Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection show of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

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    Dutch designers Viktor and Rolf reinvisioned the traditional wedding dress during their Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection.

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    A model presents an austere creation by Dutch designers Viktor and Rolf as part of their Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection.

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    Feeling a little flat today? The Maison Martin Margiela Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show featured boxy, conceptual outfits that likely made sitting down a challenge for models.

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    Someone needed a little sun during Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection.

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    British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood whipped up a lollipop-inspired dress for her ready-to-wear Spring-Summer 2011 fashion collection.

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    A model presents a rather risque creation by French-born designer of Argentine origin Gaspard Yurkievich as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection.

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    A model presents a creation by Indian designer Manish Arora during the Paris Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2011.

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    Hey, taxi! A model presents a car creation by Indian designer Manish Arora as part of his Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection.

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    Models look like they're off to fight an intergalactic war during French designer Pierre Cardin's Ready-to-Wear Spring-Summer 2011 show.

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The flag top sold out within minutes on e-commerce site Net-a-Porter, according to the New York Post. But outside the fashion world, folks are taking offense. The Post quoted retired Army soldier George Alatzas, who runs flag activism website "It's All About the Flag," who said, "Our flag has witnessed many sacrifices. It is the glue that holds our patriotism together. Shame on those who defile it in any way."

While some believe the trashed tank is a fashion (and patriotic) faux pas, there’s no law against wearing a flag print. The U.S. Flag Code, a federal law about the proper use of Old Glory, states that the flag should never be worn — but that’s only if the garment is made from an actual U.S. flag.

In the instance of the Balmain tank, flag experts chalk the kooky couture up to artistic expression.

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“There’s no breach of flag etiquette about wearing an article of clothing that happens to be red, white and blue, and that appears like a flag that might be tattered,” said Marty Callaghan, spokesman for the American Legion. The organization is lobbying for an amendment to the Constitution that would protect the flag from desecration.

“Some people think these items are in bad taste, but there’s nothing we can do or can’t do to urge the manufacturer to halt sales of these items,” Callaghan said. “We have no issue with these fashion statements.”

Flag fashion has been a celebrity favorite for decades, from Axl Rose’s starred-and-striped onstage shorts in the ’90s to Lady Gaga’s flag-kini in her “Telephone” video.

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    Lady Gaga poses for a portrait in her hotel suite prior to an event for her "Born this Way" foundation at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on February 29, 2012. The fashion icon rocked a dramatic hat and sunglasses from her own collaboration with Linda Farrow Projects.

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  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage And Audience

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    Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney are seen in the audience at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012.

    Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, Gaga has sold more than 23 million albums and won five Grammys.

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  • New Year's Eve 2012 In Times Square

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    Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg share a kiss as they celebrate the beginning of the new year at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2012.

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  • Barneys New York Celebrates The Launch Of Gaga's Workshop

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    Lady Gaga and designer Nicola Formichetti pose for a photo after cutting the ribbon opening Gaga's Workshop at Barneys in New York on Nov. 21, 2011.

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  • Image: Children In Need Rocks Manchester - Backstage Portraits

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    For the children -

    Lady Gaga poses backstage at Children in Need Rocks Manchester 2011 at The Manchester Evening News Arena in England on Nov. 17, 2011.

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  • Image: GERMANY-MEDIA-PRIZE-BAMBI

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    Lady Gaga poses after receiving the International Pop award during the Bambi ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Nov. 10, 2011. The Bambis are the main German media awards.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga holds her four awards after the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards show in Belfast

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    Lady Gaga holds her four awards backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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  • Image: MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 - Show

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    Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards live show at at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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  • 2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

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    Lady Gaga, left, dressed as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, presents the Best Pop Video award to Britney Spears during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011.

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  • US pop divia Lady Gaga poses during a pr

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    Lady Gaga poses during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 4, 2011. The singer promised her fans that she would hold an Asian concert tour next year, after her first performance in Taiwan sparked stronger-than-expected response from local fans.

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    Fans of Lady Gaga, dressed in costumes, pose during a news conference in Taipei on July 4, 2011.

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  • MTV Video Music Aid Japan - Press Room

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    Earthquake relief -

    Lady Gaga poses during the MTV Video Music Aid Japan at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, on June 25, 2011.

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  • Image: Fox's "American Idol 2011" Finale - Results Show - Show

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    Lady Gaga performs "Edge of Glory" during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Scotty McCreery beat out Lauren Alaina for the title.

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    Lady Gaga tapes an episode of "106 and Park" at BET Studios in New York on Monday, May 23, 2011.

    AP / AP
  • Image: The cover art from singer Lady Gaga's new album titled 'Born This Way' is shown in this undated publicity photograph

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    Lady Gaga's second full-length studio album, "Born This Way," was released in May 2011. Online retailer Amazon was overwhelmed with demand for the album on its release day, when it sold for just 99 cents.

    Interscope records via Reuters / Interscope records via Reuters
  • Image: Lady Gaga fan blows kiss to camera as she waits in line outside album-signing event for Lady Gaga's new release "Born This Way" in New York City

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    A fan blows a kiss to the camera as she waits in line outside an album-signing event for Lady Gaga's new release "Born This Way" at Best Buy in New York City on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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  • Image: Best Buy Lady Gaga Event

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    Am I what you expected? -

    Lady Gaga greets her fans at a New York Best Buy store for the launch of her new album, "Born This Way" on Monday, May 23.

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    Lady Gaga leaves the set of Canal Plus TV show "Le Grand Journal" at the France's 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga And Scissor Sisters In Concert - Oakland CA

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    What to wear, and what not to wear -

    Singer Lady Gaga is as well-known for her outrageous costumes as for her music. Here, she performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

    Getty Images Contributor / Getty Images Contributor
  • Image: Thierry Mugler: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012

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    Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga and Sebastian Peigne walk the runway during the Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga In Concert - February 21, 2011

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    Lady in red -

    Lady Gaga performs at New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. MTV reported that "multiple costume changes, fake blood, complicated sets and over-the-top piano playing" were only part of the show.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga arrives at Grammys

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    Entrance of the egg -

    Lady Gaga made headlines for entering the 2011 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011inside a giant egg. She later claimed she spent days in the egg prior to the awards, but others said she was never inside it for that long.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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    Breaking out of the egg -

    After breaking out of the egg, Lady Gaga performed her hit, "Born This Way," at the 2011 Grammys.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts her award at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

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    Lady Gaga accepts her award for best pop vocal album for "Fame Monster" at the 2011 Grammys. "Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart," she said.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: Entertainer Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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    Say cheese -

    Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

    Reuters / Reuters
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    Lady Gaga performs to a sellout crowd at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Unsurprisingly, she changed costumes numerous times during the show.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Yoko Ono Performs "We Are Plastic Ono Band" At The Orpheum Theater - Night 2

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    Bridging the generations -

    Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono perform at the "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, 2010.

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  • Lady Gaga surprises guests during an impromptu performance at The Oak Room

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    She's got a wild hair -

    Lady Gaga performs at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel wearing almost nothing except a cape made of hair and fishnet stockings on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. She had been invited to the stage by the house jazz band.

    Splash News / Splash News
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    Lady Gaga suited up to speak at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

    AP / AP
  • Image: 2010 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

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    Meat Lady Gaga -

    Singer Lady Gaga horrified PETA and some viewers when she wore a dress, hat and boots made from meat to accept the video of the year award during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. Some thought it was cleverly designed fabric, but the designer later revealed that the dress was in fact made of real meat.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga,Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith

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    Sharp mind -

    Don't touch her head! Lady Gaga wore a black gown and a pointy headdress to accept the award for best pop video for "Bad Romance" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. In background are presenters Amber Riley, Cory Monteith, and Jane Lynch, of the cast of "Glee."

    AP / AP
  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts the award for best female video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

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    Topped off -

    Lady Gaga wore multiple outfits to the 2010 VMAs, but she accepted the award for best female video for 'Bad Romance' from presenter Ellen Degeneres while clad in a Victorian-style gown, Mohawk-style headdress, and a blue-and-white wig.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Lady Gaga "The Monster Ball Tour" At The Staples Center

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    Stripping down -

    Sometimes the best outfit is ... next to nothing. Lady Gaga performs at Staples Center on Aug. 11, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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    Lady Gaga reveals a lot while jumping into the crowd during a performance by Semi Precious Weapons at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on Aug. 6, 2010 in Chicago.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Lady Gaga Performs On NBC's "Today" - July 9, 2010

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    Lady Gaga wore an all-white ensemble to perform on NBC's TODAY at New York's Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010.

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    Lady Gaga poses with a large Polaroid picture of herself at the MIT Art Museum in Cambridge, Mass. The photo will be added to the 10,000 artifacts from Polaroid’s 73-year history that the company donated to the MIT Museum in May. Lady Gaga is Polaroid's new creative director, tasked with introducing Polaroid to a new generation.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

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    Fire when ready -

    Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone's June 25, 2010 issue. In an interview, the pop star talked about the breakup that inspired her transformation from Stefani Germanotta to Gaga, her complex relationship with her father and the music on her next album. Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone art is life and not being fierce isn't an option: 'When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl,' she says. 'Then I say, 'B*tch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.'

    Rolling Stone via EPA / Rolling Stone via EPA
  • Image: Lady Gaga at Yankees game

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    Damn Yankees -

    Lady Gaga attends a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lady Gaga apparently crashed the New York Yankees’ clubhouse, according to the Huffington Post, which caused a disruption mostly because the Yankees lost the game.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Image: Lady Gaga Performs A Night Of Her Monster Ball Tour In Nottingham

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    Dazzling Nottingham -

    Lady GaGa performs at the Trent FM Arena on May 27, 2010 in Nottingham, England. Lady Gaga started the latest UK leg of her Monster Ball Tour at the Nottingham Trent Arena. During the emotional show, Gaga broke down in tears during 'Brown Eyes' which she dedicated to her ill grandfather.

    Getty Images  / Getty Images
  • Image: Musicians (L-R) Sting, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Dame Shirley Bassey and Bruce Springsteen sing "Don't Stop Believing" during the 21st birthday celebration of the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York

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    Constellation of stars -

    Lady Gaga (third from left) was joined by (from left) Sting, Debbie Harry, Elton John, Shirley Bassey and Bruce Springsteen in peforming "Don't Stop Believing" during the 21st birthday celebration of the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 13, 2010.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: Lady Gaga recieves Platinum and Echo award in Berlin

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    A-veiling herself -

    Before her concert in Berlin, Germany, on May 11, 2010, a veiled Lady Gaga received several awards.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: Lady Gaga In Concert

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    'Monster' hits -

    Lady Gaga performs at the O2 arena in Hamburg, Germany, on May 10, 2010 during her "Monster Ball" tour.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Image: American Idol Season 9 Top 5 to 4 Elimination Show

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    Idol-ing about -

    Lady Gaga performed at the American Idol Season 9 Top 5 to 4 Elimination Show on May 5, 2010 in Los Angeles. She later criticized "Idol" for "chopping up" her performance in editing.

    PictureGroup via AP / PictureGroup via AP
  • Image: Lady Gaga Arrives In Japan

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    Flash in Japan -

    Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport in Japan on April 13, 2010.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga

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    Hold the phone -

    With soda cans for hair rollers, Lady Gaga peforms in the video for "Telephone," her smash hit with Beyonce.

    AP / AP
  • Image: The Brit Awards - Outside Arrivals

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    Pompadour and circumstance -

    Hair piled high, Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet for The Brit Awards 2010 at Earls Court on Feb. 16, 2010, in London.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper

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    Lady Gaga, left, and Cyndi Lauper appear on TODAY on Feb. 10, 2010, to promote their roles in the M-A-C Viva Glam program, benefiting women with HIV/AIDS.

    AP / AP
  • Image: amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week - Arrivals

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    Pearl jam -

    Bedecked with pearls, even on her face, Lady Gaga attends the amfAR New York Gala co-sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics to Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street on Feb. 10, 2010 in New York City.

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  • Image: The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room

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    Lady Gaga's ensembles -- including this icy number --stuck to a futuristic theme at the 2010 Grammy Awards, where the singer walked away with two of the coveted trophies.

    The pop sensation is known for her catchy dance music and eccentric style, ranging from pantless getups to blinding face masks.

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  • Image:  Lady Gaga

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    Lady Gaga arrives at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, wearing this shiny, silvery three-dimensional outfit that was created in collaboration with Giorgio Armani.

    AP / AP
  • Image: The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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    Green Gaga -

    Lady Gaga performs the first song of the 2010 Grammy Awards in a green fairy-wing bodysuit with matching green sparkle booties.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga

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    Lady Gaga performs in a mirrored getup at the first of four shows at Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 20, 2010, in her hometown New York.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Consumer Electronics Show

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    Hairy situation -

    Singer Lady Gaga sports a hat made of her own teased out hair for her appearance at the Polaroid booth after being named the company's chief creative officer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 7, 2010.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga Performs At The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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    Lady Gaga takes shoulder pads to new heights in this disco ball-inspired getup that she sported when performing at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 2009.

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  • Image: VEVO Launches Premiere Destination for Premium Music Video - Inside

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    Tied up in a bow -

    No need for accessories when you can just rock the hairbow like Lady Gaga did for her performance at the launch of music video site VEVO on Dec. 8, 2009 in New York City.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets U.S. singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets U.S. singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England on Dec. 7, 2009. Gaga wore a stunning red dress and matching eye makeup.

    Pool via Reuters / Pool via Reuters
  • Image: Lady Gaga CD Signing For "Monster" At Best Buy

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    Strong shouldered -

    Lady Gaga attends a CD signing at Best Buy on Nov. 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 23-year-old New Yorker was bombarded with so many fans — some who waited days outside to catch a glimpse of the star — that she ordered them $1,000 worth of Papa John's pizza.

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  • Image: 2009 American Music Awards - Show

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    Clad in a complicated bodysuit, Lady Gaga performed at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 22, 2009. As her dramatic performance concluded, her piano was set ablaze and violins were smashed.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Image: MOCA NEW 30th Anniversary Gala - Show

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    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and musician Lady Gaga attended the MOCA NEW 30th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

    Of Lady Gaga's new "Bad Romance" music video, the blogger wrote, "Epic! Glamour! Dance! Dark! Fashion! Diva!"

    Getty Images / Getty Images
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    Lady Gaga smiles awkwardly during the 184th edition of the TV show "Wetten, dass..?" (German for "Wanna Bet..?") on Nov. 7, 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany. During the show, the singer showed off an arm tattoo of a poem by German writer Rainer Maria Rilke.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: U.S. singer Lady Gaga waves during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" (Bet it...?) in Braunschweig

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    Crescent curves -

    Lady Gaga waves to the crowd during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" ("Wanna Bet..?") in Braunschweig, Germany, on Nov. 7, 2009.

    Pool via Reuters / Pool via Reuters
  • Image: 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards Presented by the Accessories Council - Arrivals

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    An icon of avant-garde fashion, Lady Gaga wore a lace veil at the 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards on Nov. 2, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Thousands of gay and lesbian activists converge on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections

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    More than just a unique face -

    Lady Gaga marched for gay rights at the National Equality March in Washington, where thousands of gay and lesbian activists converged on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections in all 50 states.

    "If we see ourselves as free and equal people, then we need to act as free and equal people," the singer said in a statement. "Lend your voice and demand to be heard."

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: President Obama Addresses The Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

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    Lady Gaga covered John Lennon's legendary "Imagine" during the 13th Annual National Dinner of the Human Right Campaign on Oct. 10, 2009 in Washington, DC.

    Before her performance, Lady Gaga was introduced by President Barack Obama. "It's a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga," the President said. "I've made it."

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    Lady Gaga wore a furry, see-through creation to the Billboard Women in Music brunch, where she received the "Rising Star" award on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 in New York.

    "Lady Gaga is one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal," says Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard. "The whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be."

    AP / AP
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    Lady Gaga poses for pictures at a New York press conference announcing Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, the latest addition to the Beats by Dr. Dre family of headphones from Monster Cable, on Sept. 30, 2009.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Lady Gaga & The Launch Of V61 Hosted By V Magazine & Marc Jacobs

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    Take a spike -

    Lady Gaga fuses several different styles together while performing at the launch of V Magazine's V61 issue on Sept. 14, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga's VMA After Party

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    Minnie me -

    Lady Gaga sported lacy headgear at an MTV Video Music Awards after party at Avenue on Sept. 13, 2009 in New York City.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga stands backstage with the best new artist award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Thigh high -

    Lady Gaga stands backstage with the best new artist award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, Sept. 13, 2009.

    Of her pantless style, the singer told Rolling Stone magazine: "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.”

    Reuters / Reuters
  • 2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Audience

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    Face-framing -

    Beyonce and Lady Gaga, in an austere white headpiece, pose together at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009.

    Picturegroup / Picturegroup
  • Image: Lady Gaga accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Crowning moment -

    Lady Gaga, dressed in a cherry-red lace dress with matching mask, accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Halfway through her acceptance speech, the singer stripped off her mask and thorny crown to address the crowd.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: Lady Gaga performs "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

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    Lady Gaga shocks viewers with an eccentric, bloodied performance of her hit song "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: 2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

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    Ruffling some feathers -

    Lady Gaga's multiple costume changes included a black feather creation at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga

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    Lady Gaga makes a heart gesture during her appearance at IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, on Sept. 7, 2009. The New York-born singer, styled in a dramatic bob cut, presented headphone products by the company Monster.

    AP / AP
  • Image: V Music Festival - Day 2

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    Silver surfer -

    Lady Gaga perfoms in an asymmetrical getup at the V Festival on Aug. 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England.

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  • Image: Lady Gaga

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    Bow wow -

    Lady Gaga poses for fans upon her arrival at the Changi International Airport on Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 in Singapore.

    AP / AP
  • Image: RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2009

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    Unchained glove -

    Lady Gaga shines in a glittery mini dress at the 2009 Wango Tango concert in Irvine, California, on May 9, 2009.

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    White might -

    Lady Gaga sings amidst confetti at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.

    AP / AP

“In my opinion, anyone who has a negative political opinion about this tank is putting way too much thought into it,” said image director and fashion industry veteran Alexander Allen. “If someone doesn't like America, or the American flag, I truly don't believe they would wear any American paraphernalia.”

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