HR Strange But True!
May 27, 2010
The HR Director at Philip Treacy better get out the dress code policy—especially about taking breaks to change outfits every hour. And this "Celebrity Intern" will make everyone forget Bret Michaels' bandanas and hats on the "Celebrity Apprentice." In fact, she will make the workplace go completely Gaga.

Multiple media reports, including from British Vogue, say that an aspiring milliner has applied for an internship with Treacy, the top "headwear" designer in the United Kingdom, because she wants to learn the business from the bottom up and in a hands-on capacity—well if she can keep her hands from holding up the giant telephone on her head.

Yes, the intern-to-be is none other than Lady Gaga, who is thinking of starting her own line of headpieces that reflect her unique outré style. She has even cleared some time in her tour schedule for this gig.

She chose Treacy because she had collaborated with him on her Grammy lighting bolt creation, among others, and because of his fame designing hats for Sarah Jessica Parker.

Don't think she'll be reorganizing the sample closet or running errands for designers, but she does follow—in 6-inch heel footsteps—behind other famous fashion interns including Kanye West and Ashley Olsen.

Lady Gaga actually has some credentials that qualify her for this job since she attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she was known for her creativity—and discipline.

Blogger John Hudson of wonders if Lady Gaga has the "humility" required of an intern, and if she will get bored doing tedious tasks. While many on the Internet question if this will be a true internship situation (well, we bet it's unpaid), most give her credit for wanting to learn the ropes herself.

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