Lady Gaga fans are about to get even closer to Mother Monster with their own Gagadoll.
The ARTPOP singer just unveiled life-size dolls in her exact likeness, down to her unique costumes, at a Tokyo event on Sunday (Dec. 1). According to the Washington Post, if you lean against the doll’s bosom, Lady Gaga’s “music and messages” can be heard.
One of the dolls displayed during a press conference in Tokyo, is in the costume of ‘oiran,’ a high-class geisha girl (see above). Another on exhibit shows the doll seated wearing a white rhinestone suit and signature Gaga inspired platform shoes (see below).
At the press conference, Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself as were her friends. “They were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing,” she said.
Gaga worked with Japanese industrial and design companies as well as her record label to create the Gagadoll. They are currently not available for sale, but she is participating in a charity auction that will benefit the 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims by raising money from two of her own custom designed Hello Kitty dolls (see below).
While in Japan, Lady Gaga continues to promote her new album. Over the weekend, she released a track-by-track commentary on ARTPOP. Listen below.