Lady Gaga has ruled out ever turning her passion for fashion into a side career, insisting she respects designers too much to intrude on their territory.
The pop superstar is known for her unique sense of style and she constantly turns heads on the red carpet for her edgy looks, just like her David Bowie homage at Monday's (15Feb16) Grammy Awards, when she appeared dressed as the rock icon's alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
However, Gaga is adamant she will never try her hand as a designer herself, because she is happy to be dressed by her stylist and friend, Brandon Maxwell.
"The thing is, at the end of the day, I have a real respect for fashion designers," she told the New York Post after attending Brandon's New York Fashion Week presentation on Tuesday night (16Feb16). "And it's the reason I don't have my own line and the reason I never will."
"If I ever do anything in fashion, it will always just be as a muse or as an aesthetic, creative," she continued. "I like to be a part of helping artists find themselves and feel good about who they are.
"I would never for a second claim to be proficient in fashion design (just) because I know good looks."
Gaga goes on to express her admiration for Brandon, who she credits with helping to embrace her more girly side.
"(One of the things) I've really learned from Brandon is that he's able to see in me this extremely kind of girlish, feminine side of myself that I don't naturally see because I'm more of an imaginative person, and I don't really identify one way or another with my fashion," Gaga explained.
"I like to be really masculine with my fashion sometimes, and really feminine other times. But he sees me as, like, a girl. And somehow, when I'm with him, I'm always able to return to the young Italian-American, hard-working student, and I think that that's something to really be admired. Someone that just has the vision for you on the inside."
While Gaga hasn't followed fellow musicians Kanye West, Carrie Underwood or Jessica Simpson into designing her own fashion line, she has helped to come up with new pet products. The Born This Way singer debuted a series of Instagram sketches for dog products inspired by her French bulldog Asia last year (15), although she did not reveal when or where her new venture would be made available.