Posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012
Gaga was photographed in London last night, heading back to her hotel after the first Born This Way Ball show at Twickenham Stadium (the about 75 thousands of tickets were sold out in 10 minutes back in April!).
And finally here’s the dress the blogosphere has been talking since end June when the results of The Daphne Guinness Collection auction were published, including the information about this ivory silk tulle beauty being purchased by a bidder from the US for the highest price paid for a McQueen creation at auction, and the gossip about Gaga being this generous lady who helped Daphne achieved £476,800 to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation.
The dress with layered sleeves and skirt and crystal hand-embellished bodice was presented as part of the finale look on Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 “The Girl Who Lived In The Tree” fashion fairy tale runway and featured in the Fall 2008 campaign by Craig McDean (you’ll remember Gaga wearing the cloak in black for the the photo call at the O2 World Arena in Berlin back in May, 2010).
Daphne wore the dress for a number of shoots, including the one with Bryan Adams and Mat Collishaw for Harper’s Bazaar UK September 2011 and May 2012 respectively. Between these two shoots, the dress was featured in the Daphne Guinness Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Although reluctant to part with it, Daphne wanted to include the dress in the auction and “always thought it would make a most spectacular wedding dress”.
So here she comes. Lady Gaga in ivory tulle empire dress from Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 inspired by a six hundred year old elm tree in his garden and a story he imagined about a girl emerging from the tree to meet a prince.
Gold tiara and ivory pumps completed the look.