Lady Gaga channels the suffragette movement in election-inspired outfit

Lady Gagahas never been shy of using fashion to make a bold statement (meat dress…), and with a historical election in full swing, now is not the time for her to stop the head-turning practice.

 

The singer strutted through Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, wearing an outfit that borrows from suffragette-style of the early 1900s. She shared a gif of the extravagant dress on Twitter—featuring a giant ‘vote’ button in case the message wasn’t clear.

 

“I’ve been traveling the world. Our election is an international issue,” she explained in a tweet.  “If ‘he’ wins we will be in a weak position globally.”

 

As The Cut pointed out, her outfit features a trailing corset—a move that one tweeter noted might be directly referencing feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who wrote about the constricting nature of corsets.

Gaga has been a vocal supporter of Clinton’s campaign for the presidency, particularly on Twitter where she has been encouraging her fans to mobilize and vote for the first female candidate nominated by a major party.

 

And she isn’t the only star in Clinton’s court.

 

Katy Perry has dressed like the former senator for Halloween and been outspoken about her support for Clinton. On Monday, Chance the Rapper will perform in Chicago to motivate civic engagement and lead fans in a parade to polling stations.

 

Earlier last week, Jay-Z and Beyoncé performed a concert in Cleveland to support the candidate and encourage young voters to cast their ballots.

Also, to help visualize the major endorsements for both Clinton and Donald Trump, we made this handy graphic.

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