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Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2011
What can I tell you about this outfit (also featured on Marry The Night cover) I haven’t done back in October when I shared with you everything I knew and could possibly find out about it?
Designed, sculpted and molded by Leeroy New, the entire production process of one Muscle Dress can take from 6 to 8 days, depending on the exact size of the piece.
First he sculpts it in clay, then molds it in silicone. After having made the silicone mold, Leeroy uses another kind of silicone (similar to the one some of the Batman suits and other super heros’ prosthetic armors are made of) to cast the mold with.
In-House Atelier modified the black Muscle Dress creating the 3-piece ensemble including top, shorts and shades Gaga rocked in the video with a pair of Christian Louboutin thigh-high boots.
Below the latest version of Leeroy’s Muscle Dress. You can see them all plus almost every sculpture, out-of-this-world installation or wearable piece of art he’s ever created on Strycatcher.
Photo by Everywhere We Shoot.
I read the Marry The Night fashion credits on Nicola Formichetti‘s site a while ago and would like to send my love and a big crunchy hug to everyone in the fashion team behind the video!
Fashion Director: Nicola Formichetti, the admirable fashion multitasker I don’t have to introduce to any of you.
Stylist: Brandon Maxwell, one of Gaga’s daily “fashion rainbows”, who also styled A Very Gaga Thanksgiving special.
Hair: Frederic Aspiras, hair artist behind the majority of Gaga’s spectacular wigs and hairdos.
Make-up: James Kaliardos, world-renowned makeup artist known for his unique combination of glamour and chic minimalism he’s been bringing to the realm of fashion photography.
Nails: Aya Fukuda, nail artist behind Gaga’s Born This Way nails and many others (visit Aya’s official site for more).
Haus of Gaga Tailor: Perry Meek, in house costume designer for Gaga. Perry’s created many of her outfits and stage costumes – browse his “file” here on Gaga Fashionland to see (a tiny-tiny part of) them.
And last but not least, to MTN Fashion Assistants: Julien Alleyne, Hayley Pisaturo, Nicole Rodriques and Eliza Grossman, a four-leaf of hardworking fashion passionates this video team would not be complete without.
Photos via: Strycatcher, Anik-Anik Love
Filed under Aya Fukuda, Brandon Maxwell, Frederic Aspiras, In-House Atelier, Leeroy New, Nicola Formichetti, Perry Meek
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Barneys New York asked Nicola Formichetti, one of the masterminds behind Gaga’s Workshop, to pick his top 10 favourite items.
So this is Nicola’s personal top 10 list: Stiletto Stocking, Chocolate Skull, Diamond Teacup, Snow Globe, Spiked Moto Gloves, Military Hat, Lace Covered Sunglasses, Flame Press-On Nails, Pamela Love Studded Thick Cuff and Shards of Glass Erickson Beamon Necklace - all of them still available at Barneys!
What were your favourite pieces from the array of exclusively designed items for this beautiful Christmas celebrating and Born This Way Foundation supporting project?
Filed under Nicola Formichetti
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011
When I saw Marry the Night cover I though the sculpted black body armor looked similar to a piece created by visual artist Leeroy New for the Fall 2010 show he did together with Kermit Tesoro…
… but you know I don’t like to speculate, so I prefered to wait until the official credits from Haus of Gaga were out. Glad to say I was right.
Kermit and Leeroy have already teamed up twice. Their first collaboration were Leeroy New‘s head sculptures for Kermit Tesoro Spring 2009 collection.
They brought their collaboration to the next level joining forces for the Fall 2010 sci-fi inspired collection Leeroy and Kermit presented together at Philippine Fashion Week back in May last year.
Leeroy used non traditional fashion design techniques and materials like rubber, nylon, glass, plaster of Paris and thin metal sheets in crafting some of the looks (skull heels included) that walked the runway (wouldn’t mind having the molten lava dress in my possession).
I don’t have a photo of the actual Muscle Dress Gaga wears on the Marry the Night cover (besides Gaga’s version was modified by In-House Atelier, so there is no way I could have it) but what I can share with you are below photos of other Muscle Dresses made by Leeroy New so you had an idea of how the creation he crafted for Gaga looked like.
The black version above was featured in the Opulescence exhibit in Artesan Gallery in Singapore last year.
Another black piece is a fruit of Leeroy’s cooperation with fashion designer Gian Romano as their interpretation of “opulence” for the opening of Opus lounge club in Paranaque. The red one is the latest version of the Muscle Dress.
So far Marry the Night cover is the only official visual from the video styled and creative directed by Nicola Formichetti with Brandon Maxwell. Hope to share the rest of their work with you soon. Can. Not. Wait!
Photos via: KermitTesoro, Strycatcher, NicolaFormichetti
Filed under Brandon Maxwell, In-House Atelier, Kermit Tesoro, Leeroy New, Nicola Formichetti, Top
Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011
For the latest Lady Gaga for M·A·C Viva Glam project Gaga and her best friend and Haus of Gaga Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti wanted to create something unique and very special with Gaga fans being their biggest inspiration.
In the first message, dressed in condom inspired ensemble by Atsuko Kudo for MUGLER, Nasir Mazhar for MUGLER hat and Maison Martin Margiela Incognito Pilot sunglasses, Gaga asked her fans to be a part of the largest global artistic collaboration ever, Glam This Way Movement.
From then onwards, during the last seven months, we saw seven teasers (you can see all of them on Viva Glam). Seven steps in the process of creating The Masterpiece – a one-of-a-kind wearable piece of art designed by Nicola Formichetti for this very special Viva Glam project.
Thousands of fans submitted creative photos of their faces. What Nicola wanted was fans to see Gaga but at the same time to see them, so a collage of their faces was print on a fabric used for the couture piece.
The first sneak peek we got to see were the shoes Gaga wore with Jan Taminiau mini dress and Rodrigo Otazu jewelry for her interviews with Mario Lopez and Giuliana Rancic last month.
Just a few days ago, we saw Gaga (dressed in Azzedine Alaïa Fall 2011 couture) and Nicola, just moments prior to the shooting of the gravity-defying film revealing The Masterpiece, talking about the project, creativity of the fans both in terms of taking part in this movement and of their own make-ups and about the new Lady Gaga for M·A·C Viva Glam Universal Beige lipstick – a light warm beige with an amplified finish (coming in both lipstick and seductively pale milky-beige lipglass!).
The Masterpiece revealing video, directed by Ruth Hogben, is magical.
Since coming on board as a Viva Glam spokesperson two years ago, Gaga and her fans have helped raise over $55 million. Every cent from the sale of M·A·C Viva Glam goes toward the M·A·C AIDS Fund to help support people affected by the disease.
Every cent counts. You can help too. Buy a lipstick. Save a life.
Live with passion. Love with protection.
Photos by Terry Richardson.
Photos via: VivaGlam, Facebook/Nicola Formichetti Official
Filed under Gaga Beauty, Nicola Formichetti