July 29 2014

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139 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"

The Bum-rush


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…


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


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.

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? When Gaga Met Oprah


What happens when two of the world’s biggest media personalities come together? This jumpsuit. Custom-made by menswear designer Nicolas Petrou of Petrou\Man, the mesh bodysuit with paillette sequins seemed an almost demure choice for Gaga—as we learned from her interview, she hates to be called “Lady.” (Of course, she did don a studded metal romper for her performance.) What do you think? Is this a chart-topping hit, or is she caught in a bad, well, jumpsuit?

…Or You Could Just Set The TiVo


Stock up on executive fashion director Candy Pratts Price’s winter essentials, and you’ll be ready to brave even the coldest nights—a very good thing, since the parties stop for nobody, no matter how frostbitten she may be. But if you’re looking for an excuse to huddle by the fire at home for a night, here’s a pretty good one: Lady Gaga is making her much-vaunted guest appearance on Bravo’s Launch My Line tonight at 10 p.m. Die Gaga plus the always entertaining Caten twins of Dsquared²? It’s a free pass for couch-crashing—valid one night only.