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July 26 2014

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139 posts tagged "Lady Gaga"

H&M’s New Megastore Reminds Us About Artpop

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H and MBrace yourselves, shoppers: H&M is opening a new 7,000-square-foot megastore in Times Square. The retail complex—which will offer super-late hours of operation (Monday through Sunday until 1 a.m.), a virtual catwalk that projects images of customers onto exterior screens, interactive mannequins, the Isabel Marant collection, and a 53-foot glitter wall—is set to be christened by Lady Gaga during its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:01 on Thursday morning. Unsurprisingly, H&M’s new digs will sell the pop star’s latest album. Because if there’s one thing we need more than a massive glitter wall, it’s another reminder to buy Artpop.

Photo: Courtesy of H&M

Donatella Is So Fab, Says Lady Gaga

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Donatella Versace, Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s album ArtPop was officially released today. And aside from the past month’s leaked tracks and her already-praised “Applause”—which, may we add, includes a nod to Jeff Koons—we’ve been curious to hear “Donatella,” the rumored ode to Ms. Versace. Well, the wait is over, and we can report that the song opens with what sounds like a champagne pour, followed by the spoken intro: “I am so fab./ Check out./ I’m blond./ I’m skinny./ I’m rich./ And I’m a little bit of a bitch.” Naturally, we were not disappointed.

While the pop star’s love of extreme sartorial self-expression is ever-apparent (did anyone not see the flying dress she wore to her art rave last night?),”Donatella,” is a reminder that Mother Monster can appreciate a trend. After all, the pre-chorus asks, “What do you wanna wear this spring?/ What do you think is the new thing?/ What do you wanna wear this season?” Oh, Gaga. We thought you’d never ask!.

Photo: Getty Images

Gaga in Space

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Lady Gaga

It should surprise no one that Lady Gaga will, in 2015, board a Virgin Galactic spaceship and become the first star to perform in outer space. No doubt stylist Brandon Maxwell has his work cut out for him, coming up with an ensemble that will look sufficiently outrageous in zero gravity. But somehow we think Gaga has been dreaming of intergalactic (or, at least, extraterrestrial) looks for quite some time.

Photo: Getty Images

HOV for the Holidays

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Barneys x Jay Z

If you’re looking to give your loved ones a set of gilded brass knuckles this holiday season, look no further than Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s collaboration with Barneys. Following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who designed a holiday workshop for the retailer in 2011, Hova has worked with labels such as Proenza Schouler, En Noir, Rick Owens, Acne Studios, Lanvin, Balenciaga (above, top right), Balmain (above, bottom left), Hoorsenbuhs (who had a hand in the aforementioned ring, above, bottom right), and more to create a series of limited-edition products—all of which will be displayed and for sale in a special gallery in Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship, beginning November 20. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the project, which the pair have dubbed A New York Holiday, will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation. We’ve got 99 problems (give or take), but, thanks to this team-up, holiday shopping ain’t one.

Photos: Courtesy of Barneys

Linda Farrow Fetes the Big 1-0

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Linda Farrow

By now, the Linda Farrow story is one of lore. Ten years ago, Tracy Sedino and her boyfriend, Simon Jablon (Linda Farrow’s table tennis-champ son), were redecorating an old warehouse that belonged to his designer mom. And by pure fortune, they discovered a box filled with old sunglasses that Linda had created for Balenciaga, Dior, and YSL in the seventies. The rest is history.

Ten years on and happily married to Jablon, Sedino has been busy fulfilling her mother-in-law’s design dream that was put aside for love, marriage, and children. In the past decade, with Jablon quarterbacking the business angle, Sedino has developed the Linda Farrow brand to an extreme: Their stand-alone products have drawn a legion of fans (think Rihanna, Gaga, Queen Bey, Madonna), and their collaborations have raised the bar even higher. Jeremy Scott, Erdem, Dries Van Noten, Oscar de la Renta, The Row, and Matthew Williamson are just a few designers with whom the brand has worked hand in hand.

To fete their ten-year diamond anniversary, Sedino is taking the brand and its muse—a giant doe-eyed raven-haired doll called Penelope—on a whirlwind road show. First stop was Colette, where Penelope wore Sedino’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress, and now, to Selfridges, where the brand has a “shop-in-shop”—the new parlance for pop-up shop. Sedino and Jablon have called upon ten brands, including Nicholas Kirkwood, Mawi, Falke, and Agent Provocateur to come up with a limited-edition selection of goodies (which will be available until October) to celebrate. And these products are not your typical eyewear. A gold detailed heel from Nicholas Kirkwood, some very naughty bow-detailed pantyhose from Falke, a super-sexy aromatic candle from Cire Trudon, and a Lycra playsuit-cum-harness from Agent Provocateur (which reminds us of something out of Fifty Shades) gives us a clue as to what is on the couple’s minds as they commemorate ten years of marriage and business. A clutch from Bottega Veneta PT 1 and a fur from Saga give the collection just enough grown-up veneer to sugarcoat the boudoir naughtiness. Good to know the flame hasn’t gone out—all ten-year anniversaries should be like this one.

Photos: Courtesy of Linda Farrow