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Fashion Icon award winner Lady Gaga reveals: Anna Wintour texts [Video]

June 7, 2011 |  2:40 pm

Lady Gaga at the CFDA Awards Lady Gaga came up a big winner in New York City on Monday evening, as the singer and style eccentric was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Icon award.

In a mint-green wig and black dress, and having shed the massive gauzy train she'd arrived with, Gaga accepted the prize before the likes of Anderson Cooper, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, "Desperate Housewives" diva Marcia Cross, Karolina Kurkova, Lucy Liu and Jessica Alba. Click the pics for more photos.

While the audience got eyefuls of Gaga spectacle -- as did those who witnessed her significant wardrobe malfunction upon arrival, a double nipple-slip that made Khloe Kardashian's six-minute femme flash Tuesday morning look like amateur hour -- it was Vogue editor Anna Wintour who earned the most love from the Lady.

During her acceptance speech, Gaga revealed that Wintour had personally text-messaged her with the news that she'd landed the Icon trophy. "She text messages," Gaga confirmed.

"So she sent me a text message, and it said, 'We're so excited to tell you you won the CFDA Fashion Icon award,'" the singer said. Problem is, her ladyship thought it was a message from a different Anna, close pal Anna Trevelyan, an assistant to her stylist.

Photos: 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards"So I have a couple Annas in my phone, so my reply was, 'Yes bitch, we did it,'" Gaga said, earning a big laugh from the audience, as seen in the video below. "So quite quickly I got a reply that said, 'How lovely, and we will all be waiting to see what you will wear.'"

Gaga then realized who was on the other end of the text exchange. The anecdote was a crowd pleaser, entertaining the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg and Prabal Gurung -- but not everyone could relax and enjoy the evening.

Cooper had to bail, New York magazine said, "to deal with a Weiner." 


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Photos: Ashley, left, and Mary-Kate Olsen. Right, Lady Gaga at the 2011 CFDA Awards in New York City on June 6. Credits: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.