Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Lady Gaga debuted The Living Dress in Liverpool back in February 2010.
Both the lucky crowd during that night and those of us who saw the fairytale couture in motion the day after were blown away.
Since then the dress traveled all around the world and back.
You saw it on Jonathan Ross show.
In the Monster Ball Tour Program…
But what you didn’t see until today are the making-off photos. And I’m beyond happy to say these four are Gaga Fashionland exclusive!!!
You know how keen on details I am and I wanted to share as much of them with you as possible. So I “traveled” to London to meet the lady who worked with Haus of Gaga on this project, international award winning London-based costume designer Vinilla Burhnam.
You probably know Vin from the big or small screen credits. Her work includes the iconic Catwoman (Batman Returns) catsuit or The Diva costume in The Fifth Element, among maaany others. You can go through her impressive portfolio on her official site.
She’s also created The Little Costume Shop – a limited collection of hand made miniature opera and ballet costumes. Pictures by Richard Wilding. Awww…
One of her last projects was bringing fashion onto a champagne bottle by designing a dress featured on Zarb Champagne bottle. Photos Zena Holloway.
Vin found a moment in her super busy agenda for me and patiently answered all my questions.
If you need to grab your latte or mate, this is the best moment, honey, Gaga Fashionland exclusive interview with Vin Burnham is just about to start.
Filed under Adam Wright, Dress, Exclusive interview, Haus of Gaga, Hussein Chalayan, Vinilla Burnham
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Lady Gaga á Gogo exhibition opens the day after tomorrow (!) and I “traveled” to Paris last night to meet the lady behind this so awaited event, the curator of the exhibition, Alexandra Boucherifi.
After finishing her History of art, politics and economics in foreign languages studies, during the last 12 years Alexandra has been working as journalist – writer and photographer (with her own exhibitions in Tokyo and Cannes) – for luxury magazines and for a music tv show, writing on cultural matters, fashion and extreme sports… Her first training ever was at la Maison Hermès.
I was very curious and Alexandra has patiently answered all my questions and shared the first photo from the “inside” with me (and I’m sure my faithful Gaga Fashionlanders recognize all the creations on the picture).
Ready to know more Lady Gaga á Gogo “behind the scene” details?
Grab your favourite tea cup and off we go…
Gaga Fashionland: Do you remember the moment you got the idea about the exhibition? When was it? What was you saw, heard or felt that made you think “I’m going to do this”?
Alexandra Boucherifi: I would love to tell you that I was in a Bad Romance call with Alejandro at the Telephone and that I heard the radio playing Born This Way when I had the idea but the truth is far more simple that any fairy tale.
Filed under Exclusive interview, Exhibition
Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Oh guys, I’m soo thrilled I can share this one with you.
He’s definitely one of the hardest to find people my inner fashion hungry Sherlock researcher has ever tried to get in touch with. Mission succesfully accomplished. And I’m so grateful I had a chance to meet him.
Jeffrey Bryant has been working in fashion in London for about 30 years. And what he loves to do the most are stage clothes. He has created one of a kind pieces for Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Duran Duran (you can read a great interview with Jeffrey on Duranasty), George Michael and Pet Shop Boys to name just a few, but also for many TV commercials, pop videos and films.
He has made so many tailor made stage costumes, tour wardrobes and bespoke pieces of art, it would be impossible to show you all of them here, so below are just some of my favourites.
Ready to travel back in time with me?
Just push the “back to the 20th century” button and off we go…
Faaabulous vintage treasures from the 90′s…
Adore these crystal chandelier head-dresses…
Wouldn’t mind trying on this dangerously sexy stainless steel spiky wonder Jeffrey calls “Faye Dunaway” outfit and…
And these are just some of the costumes created for Pet Shop Boys he has worked for 19 years with…
You can keep travelling and find your favourites on Jeffrey’s Myspace or The Blitz Kids. Check them out and make sure you let me know your personal picks!
Our girl has rocked two dresses created by Jeffrey Bryant so far.
The black lace dress she wore for the M.A.C. presentation…
“Was a simple dress cut in chevrons to add some excitement. The black plastic flower by Chalie le Mindu crowned the outfit. Nicola Formichetti and Gaga twist the outfits together in the most delicious way”.
The second one was the black yellow dress Gaga was seen wearing while leaving London…
“Was lame finished lycra (not rubber as reported). It has 60 segments, and took about 4 days to work out the pattern, and make.”
“I have so much respect for Gaga. I am honoured to work for her. Her message goes out to millions. The energy and power she is giving to the children all over the world. Being part of the Gaga family, they get to meet people they wouldn’t have met otherwise. It will transform their lives. The power of fashion.”
And I’m so lucky I could share a while with Jeffrey. He’s been in my life since quite some time now (realized that when I saw some of his works from the 80′s and 90′s), I just didn’t know that… He’s a great example of the fact that the most gifted people on top of loving their job, are hard workers, grateful for every single detail, respectful and so humble and down to earth it gives you goosebumps…
P.S. Salvo, I wouldn’t be able to write above now if it wasn’t for you, thank you so much!
Photos vía: Gagadaily/gallery, Gagafan, Jeffrey Bryant
Filed under Dress, Exclusive interview, Jeffrey Bryant
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009
I’m more than sure you’ll remember Lady Gaga “Wetten Dass..?” look. For me those pants are simply unforgettable.
Just had a short “3 questions” brunch with Stefán Orschel Read, the man behind Orschel Read Couture. One of those brief but fabulous virtual “fashion bite” get togethers.
FASHION: What are the first three words that come instantly to your mind when I say “Lady Gaga style”?
Stefán: “Transgressive Gender Illusion”.
FASHION: What is your most favourite look Gaga has ever wore?
Stefán: “Our trousers she wore on “Wetten Das..?” of course ”
FASHION: What would you chose for the next TV appearance?
Stefán: “One of our couture leather jackets from S/S 2010″.
I invite you to visit Orschel Read Couture site and go through both the RTW and Couture Spring 2010 collections inspired by Twelfth Night by Shakespeare and multicultural youth of London. You’ll be blown away.
The third collection you’ll find there is “Mourning for Orlando”. J’adore.
This is my absolute favourite piece from this collection. The cut. The shape. The tailoring. Oh my… Wouldn’t you even sleep in it if it was yours?
The only thing I’m able to say is…
… oh boy you’ve left me speechless… you’ve left me speechless so speechless…
Photos vía: Orschel Read Couture
Filed under Exclusive interview, Orschel-Read Couture