Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011
You guys wanted it so let’s put together all the pieces from the as we speek growing MUGLER for Lady Gaga custom collection.
It started with the latex biker (and pants I have never found a good picture of) and then with Nicola Formichetti teasing us about MUGLER having created a serie of one-of-a-kind costumes for Gaga’s new album art, videos and performances.
What we didn’t know by then was that precisely MUGLER will be dressing Gaga for Grammys.
Gaga “walked” the red carpet dressed head to toe in MUGLER inside the temperature controlled plexiglass vessel Hussein Chalayan custom created for her…
… based on the egg-shaped one-person flight capsule he designed for his “Place to Passage” movie premiered back in 2003.
Gaga’s vessel took over a month to construct.
This idea was born on the tour bus in Amsterdam. Gaga was “was thinking about birth, about embryos”.
And right before the Grammy Awards, Gaga wanted no distraction. She wanted to be encapsulated for three days. And think only about her Born This Way performance. About her new album baby. And about the future of her fans. And that’s what she did.
As Gaga’s Choreographer and Creative Director Laurieann Gibson told Access Hollywood, Gaga was “was incubating, in birthing the new race, she had to go through a DNA transition, so before she was born, we had to actually transfer her in a med box to keep the process going”.
The vessel represented “the incubation period. The time where you’ve got to deal with the pain, let it go… It’s a representation of what people feel every day”.
And then she was Born This Way.
All of us we were born naked. And so was she. Dressed in nude latex combo, hat and shoes by MUGLER.
Even her hair colour was a washed-out rose color… “it was meant to be a hair expression, an afterbirth”.
As Gaga explained during her interviews, her performance was “visually and thematically and lyrically about birthing a new race, birthing a race within the race of alrady existing cultures of humanity – that bears no prejudice and no judgment. The whole performane was a Gregorian Alvin Ailey, had Martha Graham energy to it, and that was a statement in itself”.
Then we saw her wearing molded leather bodice (j’adooore) by MUGLER that had a cosmic inspiration.
“It was inspired by humanoids, alien sex humanoid hybrid women”.
The moment I saw the first photos of Gaga accepting her Grammy, I went to my Thierry Mugler files.
She made me travel back to the late 80′s – early 90′s when Thierry Mugler created this rubber jacket (one of my most favourite jacks by Thierry) I believe inspired in psymbiotes, fembots (not sure about the first picture from the runway, the second one was captured by Markus Pritzi).
Next one was the Grammy finale outfit teamed-up with dramatic black hat (Gaga dubbed “Church”) by Franc Fernandez.
Franc told me he “wanted it to have the same idea as her skin. As if something was pushing up against it and creating a new shape” and sent me this photo for you to see the Church up close.
Both the black Grammy outfits were completed with MUGLER in cooperation with Nasir Mazhar alien boots, Gaga also wore afterwards, with her MUGLER puff-sleeve denim jacket (and, same a for the Grammys, Gianfranco Ferrè GFF 16 shades)…
… and the red suit by Dinu Bodiciu.
The two pairs of magic hands behind Gaga’s big Grammy night hair and make-up were those of Sam McNight and Val Garland – also responible, among others, for her Born This Way cover look.
The (so far) last outfit by MUGLER Gaga wore was the GMA latex condom-inspired (she attended the program to promote HIV/AIDS awareness) 3 piece combo – little crop top, pants and one button jacket…
… and white hat – fruits of the cooperation with Atsuko Kudo and Nasir Mazhar respectively.
I believe all of you knew her sunglasses were Maison Martin Margiela AW 2009 Incognito Pilot.
The shoes that completed the look were Nude Unicorns (sans corns for this occasion) by Noritaka Tatehana.
And before I leave you today I want to share an exclusive “behind the scenes” photo Atsuko Kudo kindly sent me for you.
The only “right from the oven” photo from this collaboration there is. Taken for us just after the jacket was finished.
If you haven’t see them yesterday, some new finds were added to Sunglasses of the Day and both Fabulous Fashion Finds. More in progress. Check back in a while!
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Fashion credits via: Nicola Formichetti’s blog
Photos via: GagaDaily, The-Fame, Nicola Formichetti’s blog, Daylife, Signandsight.com, courtesy of Franc Fernandez and Atsuko Kudo
Filed under Accessories, Atsuko Kudo, Bodysuit, Franc Fernandez, Gianfranco Ferrè, Headpiece, Hussein Chalayan, Jacket, Maison Martin Margiela, MUGLER, Nasir Mazhar, Nicola Formichetti, Shoes, Suit, Sunglasses