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April 21 2014

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137 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"

Mostly-Models Edition

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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]

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Lady Gaga At The ACE Awards

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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?

Photo: CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com

Gaga Wins, Premium Jeans At Unpremium Prices, And More…

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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]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Lady Gaga’s Star Turn

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Milan up-and-comer Francesco Scognamiglio might not yet be a household name, but it looks like the stars are aligning for him—literally. Madonna and Chloë Sevigny have already worn his frocks, and we hear that three major pop stars all called dibs on this draped goddess dress from his Spring 2010 show. Long story short, the Lady won out (oh, the power of the disco stick!). We think the dress deserved a red-carpet venue rather than a stop-by at a radio station’s morning show, but Gaga looks gorgeous—sophisticated, even. Are you tuned into the Lady’s look?

Photo: Tzirel Kaminetzky for iheartradio.com

Surf’s Up, Gaga’s Tour, And More…

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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]

Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images