8. Lady Gaga
Be it her weird hairdos or her eerie style, Lady Gaga was indeed the fashion icon of 2011. The U.S. pop singer was named the “Fashion Icon” at the 10th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in June in New York. Reuters

Lady Gaga is backing a creative holiday workshop that sells 170 products inspired by her style.

The singer dazzled at the opening of Santa's workshop in Barney's department store, New York, where she took on a bridal look in a billowing white dress. She greeted children at the pop-up store, according to the Sun.

Fans turned up in thousands to cheer her. They also sang her hits, including "Edge Of Glory," before viewing the facility, which is marked by a huge, willowy red figure representing the wacky singer.

The singer said: "There's all sorts of affordable presents here, and they are guilt-free. It's the dream of what music and culture are all about, and these are things that can get lost when you focus too much on commercialism.

"This is, for me, a much more whimsical approach, a Pop Art approach."