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Lady Gaga Memorabilia To Be Sold at The Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction of the Year!

Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and music auction house announced its highly anticipated Icons & Idols Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction Event to take place at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery on December 1st and 2nd, 2012.

Music enthusiasts, collectors and the curious will have the opportunity to bid on iconic music memorabilia dating back from the 30′s to modern day, including pieces worn or used by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Liberace, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston, among others.

The auction will include a spectacular collection of over 450 items and will provide collectors around the world the rare opportunity to take home a piece of the Rock ‘n’ Roll history.

In a a rare and remarkable offering seldom seen on the auction block, Lady Gaga’s personal and professional clothing will also be auctioned:

“Ecstasy” gown by Eddie Gavriilidis – the stunning piece Gaga wore while visiting 103.7 KAT in Omaha, embellished with over 50 individual laser cut tan and gold python leather pieces.

Clear rubber mask by Franc Fernandez you know from “Manifesto of Little Monsters”.

The bespoke sequin and rhinestone-embellished headpiece Franc Fernandez created for The Monster Ball Tour.

And Keko Hainswheeler mask, presented on Komakino Spring 2010 runway and worn by Gaga in the “Bad Romance” video.

The auction will include a spectacular collection of over 450 items and will provide collectors around the world the rare opportunity to take home a piece of Rock ‘n’ Roll history.

The auction will benefit several charities, including Music Rising, founded by U2’s legendary guitarist, the Edge, in 2005 to benefit musicians, students and choirs in the wake of the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina in the gulf coast region; The Milagro Foundation founded by Carlos Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, to help underserved and vulnerable children, and Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of legendary vocalist, Ronnie James Dio.

Visit Julien’s Auctions for more.

Photos via: Julien’s Auctions

MUGLER for Lady Gaga

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, Continue reading

Lady Gaga at VMAs in Franc Fernandez

I’m sure you have heard a lot about this creation Lady Gaga, styled by Nicola Formichetti, has surprised everybody with (a while ago Meat Dress was still a trending topic on Twitter!).

Gaga explained the meaning of the dress on Ellen: “Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

I’m sure you know that everything – the headpiece, the dress, the purse embellished with a vintage broch by Rodrigo Otazu and the shoes were created by Franc Fernandez.

And I’m sure you also know Gaga’s third VMAs outfit “Matambre Meat Dress” was made of real meat.

What you most probably haven’t read anywhere (I think so because many of you keep asking me whether I know it…) is something more about the process of this quite heavy, a bit cold but surprisingly comfortable outfit creation.

The dress was “constructed over a corset, hand applied and clear-stitched over a two day period while in constant refrigeration”.


When I saw Cher and Gaga on stage, the first thing that came to my mind was “what did Cher think about the purse?”.

Well she had to hear my thoughts because the diva I love so much “replied me” on Twitter:

“Loved doing VMA’s! Lady Gaga rocked it! Meat Dress was So INTERESTING Up Close & The way it was cut & Fitted to her body was AMAZING! Meat purse was genius! As Art piece it was astonishing! No moral Judgement !  … modern art elicits discussion, introspection & conflict! Everyone’s talking about it! BINGO!”

For those of you guys who still have some questions about “Matambre Meat Dress”, you may want to read the interview MTV did with Franc Fernandez the morning after MTV VMAs. I believe you can find them all there.

P.S.
Congratulations Laurieann!!!

Photos vía: Daylife, Franc Fernandez, Twitter/BoomKack

Telephone video, part 2: Beyoncé

What a pressure… you fashion hungry little monsters, while impatiently waiting for the Telephone video, want to know who did this and who is behind that…

… so I decided to publish the 2nd part of the Telephone video fashion serie right away…

Two of my favourite ladies joined forces again and the closer the video premiere is, the more excited (and nervous) I get. This will be a hell of a fashion ride and I can’t wait to bring you all the details and exclusive pieces of information I’ll be able to find out during my virtual fashion trips all around the world.

“Boy, the way you blowin’ up my phone won’t make me leave no faster, put my coat on faster, leave my girls no faster…”

The distroyed denim shorts Beyoncé wears were crafted by OLIMA and Franc Fernanndez exclusively for the video.

And if you’re not able to say who designed the jacket at the first sight…

… I’m absolutely positive you will the moment I show you these two pieces Gaga wore, created by the same designer.

You said it!

The responsible for this awesomeness is Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

Adooorable (and oh so desirable) from every single angle. The blue heavily embellished (just the way I like it) jacket…

… as well as the matching pumps belong to Jean-Charles de Castelbajace Spring 2010 Pirates, Parrots & Paradise Collection.

Photos vía: Gagadaily/gallery, Nymag, FMag, Sonnyphotos