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September 3 2014

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141 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"

Madonna & Gabbana, French Disconnection, And More…

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Madonna’s design streak continues: After signing design and distribution deals with Iconix, Madge has inked her latest agreement, to do a line of eyewear with her friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The shades (pictured) will be marketed with Madonna’s M appended to the usual D&G logo. OMG MDG! [WWD]

Rumor confirmed. Phillips-Van Heusen agreed to buy Tommy Hilfiger for $3B in cash and stock, with Tommy remaining at the helm. [NYT]

French Connection, meanwhile, isn’t faring as well. The company is making plans to sell Nicole Farhi’s label, after shutting down its own label’s northern European and Japanese retailing. Say it with us, French Connection execs: Oh, fcuk. [Vogue U.K.]

And Blackbook takes a moment to call out all of the product placements in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s new video extravaganza, “Telephone.” Somehow it’s not hard to believe Lady Gaga is in favor of Miracle Whip, Wonder Bread, and Diet Coke, but we were more taken by the similarity of her vintage Mugler hat (as she’s exiting prison) to the nouveau wimples Stefano Pilati showed for YSL this season. [Blackbook]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Monster’s Ball Gowns, Blue Steel Returns, And More…

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Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]

Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]

Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]

In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]

And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]

Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

The Bum-rush

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Fashion is as much about taking clothes off as putting them on—recall Coco Chanel’s famous diktat to remove one item before leaving the house—and two parties last night paid tribute to stylish undress. They may own The Smile, but Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman opted to rent out the West Side Gentlemen’s Club, on a particularly unpicturesque strip of the West Side Highway, for their Valentine’s Day party. (They co-hosted the fête with nouveau smut mag Jacques and Evisu, where Quirarte is advising the creative director, his friend and former Earnest Sewn compatriot Scott Morrison.) They’d flown in a couple of strippers from Tampa—don’t ask us why that particular metropolis—who performed on the pole for the viewing pleasure of Waris Ahluwalia, Jared Leto, and Mary-Kate Olsen. The music came courtesy of DJs Nate Lowman and Cassie Coane, and the emceeing, courtesy of Justin Theroux, who had a particular knack for shot-calling, it turned out. (“That is some Sarah Lawrence shit!” he boomed during one particularly advanced-studies move.) “I think it was when Justin started announcing ‘Amateur Night’ that things went overboard,” mused Quirarte early this morning, on his way to bed. “But that’s just me.”

Meanwhile, those of a different persuasion were heading to the Chelsea nightclub Rush for Butt magazine’s 28th issue party, hosted by Lorenzo Martone and Keke Okereke. Bring on the go-go boys! Those boys brought boys like Hamish Bowles, Michael Stipe, video artist Kalup Linzy, and Bravo’s Andy Cohen. They were rumored to be luring the week’s prize catch, too: Lady Gaga, who was said to be coming on the arm of Terence Koh. “I’ve been in this city for 20 years hearing rumors that Madonna was going to show up to every other party,” Cohen told us. “Now it’s Gaga’s turn to give the false alarm.” The Lady never showed, but no matter. It was more of a gentlemen’s evening.

Photo: Zach Hyman/Patrick McMullan

Mizrahi For MObama, Gaga In Girdles, And More…

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The First Lady selected a plum, high-waisted Isaac Mizrahi dress—with sleeves!—for last night’s State of the Union address. We’d say she came off at least as well as her husband. [HuffPo]

Having exhausted every even barely reasonable trend, It piece, and runway-only gewgaw, Lady Gaga is now sporting infomercial-peddled girdles to her concert appearances. Well, at least it’ll broaden her audience base to include grannies. [Glamour]

Cowboys, your headgear is getting a tune-up. Stetson announced that it has tapped CFDA award nominee Albertus Swanepoel to design a capsule collection of around ten hats inspired, variously, by Sherlock Holmes, the Bauhaus, and classic models from the label’s archive. Yee-haw? [WWD]

The Wall Street Journal launches its latest fashion investigation: denim on denim (a.k.a. the Canadian tuxedo). Its findings: Practice with caution; outfits in the mirror may be uglier than they appear. [WSJ]

Photo: Susan Walsh / AP Photo

Monsters’ Ball

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The Fame Monsters were out in force this weekend to see their queen when Lady Gaga performed a sold-out four-night run at Radio City Music Hall. The Haus of Gaga only attired one concertgoer—the Lady herself, natch—but that’s not to say the evening lacked sartorial splendor offstage. We sent our intrepid reporter to cover the action, and all the studs, sequins, and, yes, Marie Antoinette wigs that that implies.