Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper Hawk MAC’s Viva Glam

Gaga looks good in anything, as she’s proven time and again, from the infamous Kermit the Frog dress, to the leotard made from bubble bath she rocked on the cover of Rolling Stone, to, yes, the full-on mask she wore at an MTV press conference. But Internet naysayers — rabid, obnoxious, and anonymously loquacious, they are — have poked fun at her nose, her face, and her phantom penis. Imagine my delight, then, when I came across this MAC Viva Glam Spring 2010 campaign, featuring the pop star and the legendary — and gleefully campy — Cyndi Lauper.

Unabashedly and deliciously theatrical, MAC campaigns have always featured guilty pleasure icons, from Dita Von Teese and Fergie to Pamela Anderson Christina Aguilera. But this one might just be their crowning achievement of kitsch, not to mention a middle finger proudly raised to Gaga’s critics. At first glance, one wonders if the campaign really features Bette Midler and Nicole Richie (next season?). Still, these girls just wanna have fun, and look smoking hot doing it. Bonus points for the giant euphemistic pearl necklace.

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