134 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"
Despite being reduced to a licensing operation earlier this month, Christian Lacroix and his designs are on track—er, tracks. The couturier is creating 20,000 uniforms for French railway workers, which will debut next month. [WWD]
Corset sales are up nearly 70 percent in the U.K., thanks in part to underwear-wearers like Lady Gaga and Rihanna; Selfridges recently sold out of a luxe Bordelle model in 24 hours. At $1,470 a pop, we hope that one came with a record deal. [WWD]
Uniqlo’s +J Spring 2010 collection will hit U.K. stores on January 7. Which means, London girls, you should have gotten in line last week. [Vogue U.K.]
How many trends is too many to pack into one outfit? When newly minted actress Lily Cole hit the press line to promote her new film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, she seemed to be combining three. Up top, the boyfriend blazer, in a smartly tailored double-breasted version that played nicely off her trademark coppery tresses. Down below, the thigh-high boots that stormed the runways for Fall. And in between—not much, actually. Well, Lady Gaga did her best to make the pants-free look a lock this year, and Lily seems to have signed right up. (It can’t have been too pleasant on one of the chilliest nights so far this season, but the veteran mannequin must be well used to suffering for fashion.) Has Cole hit a triple, or is she tri-ing too hard? Sound off in the comments below.
Move over, Madonna. Louis Vuitton’s new face for Spring is Lara Stone, who’s been shot by Steven Meisel rolling around in the dirt. Vuitton exec Antoine Arnault described the campaign as “fresh and summery,” hopefully to coincide with brighter times—because nothing says “financial rebound” like mud-caked finery. [WWD]
Meanwhile, Akris has a new face for Spring, too: Omnipresent Daphne Guinness, who rocks a jet-black bob. Badger stripe or no, the eccentric heiress is about as unlikely a client for the minimalist Swiss label as could be, but somehow it’s working. [Fashionista]
Lady Gaga opted for a floor-length red PVC gown, with enormous puff sleeves and matching eye decals, to meet Queen Elizabeth II of England. That’s a relief. We were worried she was going to go with something weird. [New York]
And an item we missed the first time around from Basel: Ryan McGinley recently hit Utah for a Winter Olympics shoot with outfits by…Rodarte. Theirs are some of the most flammable outfits we’ve ever seen, so here’s hoping the Olympic torch was kept at a prudent distance. [Hint Mag]
Lady Gaga accepted the Stylemaker Award from Marc Jacobs at last night’s Accessories Council ACE Awards, and her speech won’t soon be forgotten. She called Hedi Slimane “a palm tree” and David LaChapelle “a creature, a liberation, a half lie, a half truth.” Revealing the until-now unknown name of her Haus of Gaga designer, Matthew Williams, she said, “I call him Dada. He is my Jean-Paul Goode, my everything.” Alexander McQueen, the photographer Araki, and designer Nasir Mazhar also got shout-outs. But she saved the best for last: “Remember, the most important fashion accessory is a condom.” All of this came after she glided onto the stage and—poof—spilled white powder from her hands. “I felt like the outfit needed gloves, so Nicola [Formichetti, her stylist and “fuse”] painted me white. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have the right accessories.” The real spectacle, though, was her getup. She was pants-less, as usual, and wore a satin bra and briefs (MJ Spring 2010?) over her button-down top. A swath of black lace covered her entire face and part of her huge platinum blond Afro. What do you think of her latest look? Too far-out? Not far enough?
Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga will reunite this Monday at the ACE Awards, where Jacobs will present Miss Gaga with this year’s Stylemaker Award. Fingers crossed she’ll come in a Louis Vuitton Afro, which is totally this season’s bunny ears. [WWD]
Good news: Your $300 jeans are now $200. But don’t get too crazy in low-triple-digit territory. Anything below $148 is “no longer premium.” Well, heavens forbid. [NYT]
Nipple pasties for everyone! Scant images from Sonia Rykiel’s line for H&M have emerged, and we do mean scant. [Nitrolicious]