As a refresher: The photos and links in each matchup post are NOT the only outfits eligible; rather, they’re a representative sample of the body of work from this period (late Feb, after the 2013 Oscars, through this year’s Oscars). Polls close after 24 hours, so if you like to research your choices — on our site, Getty Images, Google, whatever — have at it and just make sure you vote before the game ends. If you need a primer on how all this works, peruse the the FAQ. And, most importantly, have fun.
(1) LADY GAGA vs. (16) BAG
While Jessica’s placeholder for text is WORDS, I am too lazy, and so mine is often just letters. Usually the letter F. So imagine me dropping in photos before writing the text of this entry, with just F F F F everywhere around pictures of this:
Apt, no? I mean, F that thing. F it straight to Hell (and then bring it back and let it gossip with us about what it’s like down there and how good our reserved table is). It’s an Hermes Birkin defaced by some artist friend of Kanye’s, who probably thought — correctly — that he was putting one over on the Kardashians by getting one of them to carry an accessory decorated with images of them as hedonistic ghouls. I can’t decide if that guy deserves a smack for touching that bag or a medal for doing it in a way that HAS to have been a subversive ridiculing.
Bag is here because it beat Hat, and so Bag gets to take on a human competitor. Bag is merely Bag; Lady Gaga is multitudes. So drink in Bag, and then contemplate whether it can beat this: