Lady Gaga took the world by the tail with her theatrical costumes and often controversial lyrics in 2009.  She remains one of the top selling concerts in 2010. Her official website Lady sites:

“My goal as an artist is to funnel a pop record to a world in a very interesting way,” says Gaga, who wrote all of her lyrics, all of her melodies, and played most of the synth work on her album, The Fame (Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope). “I almost want to trick people into hanging with something that is really cool with a pop song. It’s almost like the spoonful of sugar and I’m the medicine.”

This photo gallery illuminates her design sense and her push the the proverbial envelope.