Here’s the 3rd write-up from our “FAME” Interviews series (more to come).
Lady Gaga appeared on Good Morning America to chat with Lara Spencer about “FAME”, it’s sexy smell created “for any woman that wants to go home to her husband and lay down and feel like a queen”, about the smell she associates with being up on the Born This Way Ball tour stage and more… (watch it HERE).
The stunning hot pink crepe long-sleeve floor-length dress with open back and pintucked side panel detail from Central Saint Martins graduate, Northern Irish fashion designer Dean Quinn‘s sophomore collection (actually one of his personal favourites from this collection).
You can see the fourteen-look Fall 2012 presentation on Style.
When asked about the inspiration behind his collection, Dean said he was “looking at the royalty… the regality within gypsy culture and how their fascination with designer clothing drives them to adorn themselves at these huge events”.
The elaborate crown Gaga wore, was custom made by Brooklyn based jewelry designer Alexis Bittar, who needs no further introduction here on Gaga Fashionland as Gaga is his longtime fan (the last piece Alexis created for her was the hand beaded mesh neck collar Gaga wears in the “FAME” commercial).
I asked Alexis about the one-of-a-kind “FAME” bottle gold toned cap inspired headpiece, an exclusive sketch of which I’m just about to show you. He told me he “wanted to design a futuristic crown that resembled metallic thorns fit for a queen”.
Photos via: captures/gma, Dean Quinn, courtesy of Alexis Bittar, Modacycle
Just found for you the hand carved and hand painted beauty Gaga wore for the Vanity Fair photo session with Annie Leibovitz as part of her vintage Atelier Versace – Mercura NYC look.
Her exquisite matte gold “Midnight Garden” cocktail ring belongs to Alexis Bittar Lucite collection and you can “try it” in warm grey at DetailsDirect!
Photos via: The-Fame, Alexis Bittar
For those of you who’ve been wondering about Gaga’s latest pair of boots…
… those one-o-a-kind 14-inch hand-cut, hand-tooled and hand-painted babies were crafted by Tony Lama Boots, the world’s most recognized western boot brand, in honor of the Born This Way single release and upcoming launch of the album.
“More than 500 man-hours from Tony Lama designers and craftsmen were dedicated to their creation, which includes painted unicorns and wings with fine detail to create the texture and appearance of feathers and hair, in addition to a metallic effect and alternating leathers that create a rainbow around the heel reading Born This Way”.
When I got the photos (and I’m happy to say Gaga Fashionland is the first site these meticulously crafted works of art are being published on!), I was totally speechless, starring at them for quite a while.
Look at them. What an outstanding job! Impressive.
To say the very least.
Tony Lama Boots have been here for 100 years already, creating the most beautiful cowboy boots for guys, gals and kids. Visit their site and chose for yourself.
Photos vía: GagaFan, The-Fame, courtesy of Tony Lama
The two Multi-Color Swarovski Crystal Encrusted 18K Gold Plate Double Headbands with ribbon tie-backs Gaga wears in the video…
… is yet another custom created Born This Way beauty.
Designed by 2010′s CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year, Alexis Bittar who (kindly sent me below photos for you) was “extremely excited to work once again with the insanely creative and boundary pushing talent that is Gaga”.
Fashion credits: Nicola Formichetti’s blog
Photos vía: courtesy of Alexis Bittar; captures
Lady Gaga made a surprise visit to New York’s Museum of Modern Art to see Marina Abramović ”The Artist Is Present” installation. Marina’s popular collaborative performance is a “marathon” work (March 14 – May 31, 2010) and involves the artist sitting in silence, face to face with one person at a time, for as long as the museum-goer wants.
If I lived in (or traveled to) New York, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity of slowing down and exchaging some energy (and most probably some tears too, I know myself…) with Marina.
Thanks to Joe Holmes for being there and taking below photos for all of us.
Gaga completed her Hussein Chalayan leather jacket and Noritaka Tatehana “Night Makers” combo with an awesome custom created face jewel.
What may look like leather, in fact is black lucite.
The one of a kind eye mask with gold spikes was meticulously hand carved and hand painted for Gaga by jewelry designer Alexis Bittar.
As always, I’ve got some really amazing bonus for you.
A little preview of Alexis’ Fall 2010 collection full of fascinating quirky and highly glamorous statement pieces.
Genie, could I have the ring bracelet pretty please? I’ve been a good girl, a very very good good girl, honey…
Credit: Nicola Formichetti’s blog, Alexis Bittar, Flickr- Joe Holmes, Vevant