This is the look #4 from Lady Gaga’s private dinner at Palazzo Versace, hosted by Donatella.
The silk shirt dress with pleated skirt with Versace signature opulent gold baroque print is the same one Helena Christensen posed in for Walter Chin x Vogue Italia July 1991 editorial.
Gaga accessorized the look with black vintage Versace shades, belt and boots and Gianni Versace Spring 1991 iconic Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and James Dean print featuring limited edition bag with beaded chain straps (below pictures are from Irving Penn x Gianni Versace SS91 campaign).
Photos via: GagaFan, Vogue.it, personal files
Gaga was photographed leaving her hotel yesterday, prior to The Born This Way Ball show at Mediolanum Forum, Milan.
I believe her gold and silver safety pins featuring black dress needs no introduction.
Presented by the beautiful Helena Christensen on Gianni Versace Spring 1994 runway (5:57), this legendary creation helped by then unknown Elizabeth Hurley become world famous overnight, after her red carpet appearance on the 1994 premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
One of Gianni Versace‘s best-known creations, featured in the Versace retrospective exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum back in 2002 (“Versace at the V&A” was the largest exhibition that the V&A in London has ever dedicated to one fashion designer).
Still topping the list of the most iconic red carpet dresses of all time.
The first dress in Hal Rubenstein’s book “100 Unforgettable Dresses” which, according to Hal, “is not quite random order”.
And above is most certainly not the complete “curriculum” of this 18-years-young sexy sleek slashed woman body celebrating double strap dress with plunging sweetheart neckline and oversized crystal encrusted gold and silver Medusa safety pins, undoubtedly one of the landmarks in the Little Black Dress history.
Gold Versace jewelry and black Pleaser boots completed the look.
Photos via: MarilynGlass.com, V&A, DailyMail, personal files
More beautiful pictures from last night: Donatella Versace, Lady Gaga and Fozzi on the balcony of Palazzo Versace.
This was the second outfit of the night and it’s our third journey back in time today. After re-visiting Fall 1992 and Spring 1994 prêt-à-porter runways, this white couture beauty transports us to Atelier Versace Fall 1991 show!
Gaga’s white dress with lavishly bejeweled bodice and pleated skirt covered with tiny Swarovski crystals was presented on the runway by Linda Evangelista and featured on Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier for Atelier Versace Fall 1991 campaign visuals.
Black Versace sunnies and gold Versace rings completed the look.
Photos via: GagaFan, personal files
After the private dinner hosted by Donatella Versace yesterday, Gaga was photographed leaving Palazzo Versace wearing another piece of fashion history created by Gianni Versace.
The black Safety Pin Dress belongs to Versace SS 1994 collection and was modeled by gorgeous Eve Salvail (min 4:19). Browsing my files I’ve also found a photo of Meghan Douglas posing for Francesco Scavullo.
Gaga has recently worn the black leather Safety Pin Skirt from the same collection.
Versace clip-ons, purse and boots completed the look.
Photos via: GagaFan, LittleMonsters – Lady Gaga, personal files
Yesterday, Donatella Versace tweeted she was “Looking forward to hosting Lady Gaga for dinner tonight in Milan. She is so inspiring. I cannot wait!”. Later on Gaga shared a photo of herself walking into Palazzo Versace on Via Gesù in Milan, Donatella “covered in 40,000 roses” for her.
She looked sensational wearing red body loving dress, a vintage treasure from Versace archive.
This 20-years-young precious thing, with bondage bodice and second skin skirt with gold Medusa button embellished pockets, was presented by Carla Bruni on Gianni Versace runway (min 1:53) as part of Fall 1992 “Bondage” collection and also featured advertising campaign by Irving Penn, modeled by Christy Turlington.
You’ll remember Gaga wearing another dress from this collection for Cosmopolitan back in 2010.
The look was styled with black Versace sunglasses, Medusa medallion belt and clutch, and Pleaser boots.
Photos via: Zimbio, LittleMonsters – Lady Gaga, personal files