Lady Gaga was awarded the 'Fashion Icon' trophy at the Council of Fashion Designers awards in New York last night.

Gaga has been turning heads (and the occasional stomach) since she burst into the spotlight in 2008 with her debut album 'The Fame'.

Known for her elaborate, sometimes racy and always controversial wardrobe choices, Gaga is guaranteed to make a dramatic entrance wherever she goes.

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the 25-year old former Catholic schoolgirl will likely be demanding our attention for many years to come.