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New Lady Gaga video and remix for Mugler's Paris fashion show

January 20, 2011 |  1:27 pm

Here it is, just a regular old Thursday. What could punch it up? A new video and song from Lady Gaga -- featuring some German monotone lyrics, a guy named Zombie Boy from Montreal, wind-machine trickery and lots of super-serious catwalking. Not since the days of Right Said Fred have we seen a runway get this sexy!

Yes, this video is sort of eyeroll-inducing, but we don't watch Gaga for subtlety, and we'll admit that it's also strangely addictive, in that mysterious way that all Gaga things are. According to stylelist.com, Lady Gaga cooked up this remix (this is the first time, it should be noted, that she's ever released a song in remix form first) for the Mugler fashion show Wednesday in Paris. Mugler and the New York University alum are tight -- creative director Nicola Formichetti is also Gaga's personal stylist.

Shot by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco, the video focuses on Zombie Boy and is interspersed with scenes from the Mugler fashion show. A little Internet sleuthing (a.k.a. Google) tells us that Zombie Boy is model Rico Genest. Formichetti found him through his Facebook page -- très moderne! Genest told a website called Bizarre that part of what inspired him to cover his entire body and face in tattoos was his childhood love for the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Good enough for us!

The song from the video is a track off "Born This Way," Gaga's new album, set for release in May. 

-- Margaret Wappler