Sunday, 22 April 2012
Giorgio Armani Designs Gaga Tour Costumes
Now we all know that Mother Monster is one of Giorgio Armani's biggest fans, and vice versa. The pair have made some iconic appearances together (just see above) and are proving that they're going to continue to wow the fashion world with their latest collaboration. Armani has revealed that he's designing a number of looks for Gaga at her Born This Way Ball in Asia.
The custom Armani designs feature her favoured fabrics; latex, metal, studs and PVC and some other eccentric additions.
'The first design includes a black bodice made of tubular PVC elements connected with metal studs, with mirrored metal inserts to define a curvaceous design. The ensemble is highlighted by a matching headpiece, robotic thigh-high boots, and exaggerated gloves ending in mirrored nails.'
Another look is created via a shiny black grid-patterned PVC bodice with matching headpiece and embroidered ankle boots. Highlights include shoulders outlined by a play of sharp spikes, black Swarovski jet crystals and flowing fringe, creating a moving architecture.
On the third black bodice, transparent Plexiglas, black crystals and luminous studs create a Cubist composition of abstract guitars. The matching headpiece follows in the shape of a keyboard; the boots are black vinyl.
The final design is a long tunic with leg-o-mutton sleeves made of skin-toned latex. Luminous PVC elements create flashes of synthetic light inside the garment. The same avant garde lighting is featured on the triangle decorating the chest, on the headpiece, and on the platform of the matching latex ankle boots.
Here's what Armani himself had to say about the collaboration:
“Collaborating with Lady Gaga is always an exciting experience for me. I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character," says Giorgio Armani. "She is an artist of many talents and great intelligence. Creating stage costumes for her is a stimulating and creative exercise."