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As part of his annual Year in Review, the Village Voice’s Michael Musto had himself photographed as some of the biggest newsmakers of 2011. Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Michele Bachmann, a generic Occupy Wall Street protestor, and Kim Kardashian all garnered the Musto treatment, but it was his John Galliano portrait that really caught our eye.
Fashion might not be the first thing you associate with Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, but that doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have style. Though he’s been writing for the Voice since 1984, Musto actually spent a chunk of the ’80s fronting a band and being followed around by cameras. Which is probably both when and why he decided a vest made from the hair of troll dolls was the perfect piece of statement outerwear.
Michael Musto is, in a word, irreverent. You might know the Village Voice columnist as the guy who dressed up in Gaga’s meat dress or coined the term “celebutard.” He also happens to be a huge supporter of gay rights. Musto is gay himself, and he has a big problem with Calvin Klein‘s very public relationship with ex-porn star Nick Gruber.
We have no doubt that Lady Gaga‘s now infamous meat dress will go down in history as one of the more iconic creations of 2010 — thanks in no small part to an undeniable excess of homages. In addition to a Barbie, a steakhouse creation, and a ground beef toupee worn by Bruce Willis — the Village Voice’s Michael Musto’s has offered up his very own take on Gaga’s ensemble, an image which may in fact be better than the original.