128 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"
Nicole Richie is designing a contemporary clothing line. File under Shocker. [WWD]
Lady Gaga’s upcoming Kanye-free tour will be “the most beautiful, expensive-looking, delicious show.” Would you doubt this woman? [Rolling Stone]
Surfing-inspired gear was a big story on the Spring runways, but Cynthia Rowley, a longtime surfer, was presumably ahead of the trend. Cynthia Rowley for Roxy, her new line of wet suits, board shorts, and dresses (for the all-important post-surf outfit), will be available in March at Barneys and Colette. Le surf, c’est chic. [WWD]
Buying fake goods with real money has long been an online shopper’s guilty pleasure, but Second Life has seen an increase in recession-era spending; in fact, “acquisitive lust rages unabated.” We’d rather save up for the real stuff, but go ahead, blame credit card debt on your avatar. [NYT]
Gilt Groupe’s new site exclusively for men launches today. Online shopping knows no gender bias, so load up on your favorite menswear. [WWD]
Beyoncé and Lady Gaga in a video?! As a wise woman once said, “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.” [Grazia Daily]
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lauren. We hope that when we turn 70 we’ll be celebrating it somewhere like the Boom Boom Room (sorry, but we’re just not calling it QT). [WWD]
OMG OTK. An impassioned argument as to why the thigh-high boot trend shouldn’t trickle down. [The Awl]
Christian Louboutin clarifies his thoughts on the ankles of his new muse, Barbie. [WWD]
The Kardashian sisters—Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney—are designing a collection for Bebe, making them the 12,693rd celebrity team to try their hand at fashion. Sigh. [People]
Manolo Blahnik certainly won’t be happy about it. “I hate celebrities. All those pointless girls. They are ‘famous.’ Ridiculous,” he tells British Vogue before showing them his new collection over tea and cakes. [British Vogue]
Lady Gaga has always maintained that her concerts are performance art. And so in her lace-veiled view, it’s entirely logical that she’d be performing at MoCA’s 30th anniversary gala on November 14 in a performance piece that’s a highly intriguing collaboration with the Bolshoi Ballet and artist Francesco Vezzoli. (It’s not Kanye, but I suppose it’ll do.) It was the event’s honorary chairs Larry Gagosian and art-world wonder girl Dasha Zhukova who asked Vezzoli to create something for the occasion.
I contacted Vezzoli for his thoughts on the upcoming performance, and his response was effusive. “I am very grateful to MoCA, the Garage [Zhukova’s Moscow museum], and Gagosian for this commission. They basically offered me a social ritual as a blank canvas to be turned into an artwork,” Vezzoli said. “Some artists might see this as a nightmare, but for me it’s like a surreal dream, and in true surreal style I wanted to mix together the youngest and most daring pop icon, Lady Gaga, with the oldest and most classically trained group of dancers in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet. The performance will take many references from Le Bal (1935), the only one of the Ballets Russes ever designed by Balanchine in collaboration with an Italian artist, the Surrealist Giorgio de Chirico. The output will be flawlessly imperfect and unpredictable, just like any overambitious happening should be.” Well then, sounds like a night to remember. And since it’s only ever going to be performed once, you might just have to.
One look at the sunglasses on the Spring runways and it’s clear: Gone are the days of the no-nonsense shades. Dries Van Noten and Marni, never ones to disappoint with eyewear, delivered fantastic plastic versions, building solidly on ground they’ve covered in the past. Meanwhile, the boys from Proenza Schouler ditched the neo-hippie orbs that inspired many a knockoff in favor of a more geometric blackout to counterbalance their stellar surf-inspired collection.
Spotted at Chanel: lace-trim aviators, perfect for, perhaps, a stylish Sicilian widow, or any girl-about-town, for that matter. Then there were chem-lab-meets-club-kid at Prada, with thick, clear frames and lime-green lenses. Alexander Wang‘s sci-fi cat-eye already has a fan club, including Lady Gaga. Looks like Spring may shape up to be a season where we’ll dress around our sunglasses. What do you think about the new eyewear? Are you a circle or a square?
What with both Lady Gaga and Madonna on Saturday Night Live and a corset-crammed Jean Paul Gaultier show, yesterday was quite the moment for innerwear as outerwear. But as our Sarah Mower points out, it was in fact John Galliano who sparked the revival of this old-trend chestnut with his Christian Dior haute-couture show back in July. Galliano continued the idea in his ready-to-wear collection two days ago with a forties glamour in lacy hems and sheer dresses layered over corsets. Is this the logical reaction to a few seasons of urban warriordom? Now that we’ve become weary of shielding ourselves with armor, perhaps it’s time to expose something vulnerable. And what could be more so than your unmentionables? That seemed to be partly the reason Marc Jacobs had—pronouncing himself tired of black and studs—at his Spring show, which wove in an exposed lingerie motif. Not that there isn’t a certain hard-edged facet to this trend. Look at the power of Dolce & Gabbana’s corsets. But there’s something fresh in the softer side, like Peter Copping’s pretty take on the subject at Nina Ricci and Fendi‘s powdery shades; and frilled bras hazily visible through chiffon. Are you ready to expose your inner workings this Spring?