16 December 2009

EXCLUSIVE Antonio speaks about Gaga!

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Hmm, we thought this didn’t made sense…

On Monday we wrote that Antonio Berardi had been reported as saying that he had rejected an offer to work with Lady Gaga because he finds her music “meaningless”.

The designer had allegedly said "I was approached to design a clothing range with Lady Gaga but I knocked it back because I wasn't interested in someone whose music is meaningless… her music is meaningless now so what impact will it have in 20 years?"

But our eagle-eyed Grazia Daily readers were very quick to point out that Lady Gaga had, in fact, been wearing Antonio Berardi in the video for Pokerface.

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Confused? Yes, we were too…

So we thought we’d get the real story from the man himself.

And here’s what Mr Berardi had to say “Press coverage has appeared recently about comments I supposedly made about Lady Gaga. I have been seriously misquoted in these comments.”

Talking about Lady G’s Pokerface video, Berardi says “I am always thrilled when anyone chooses to wear my clothes and I thought that Lady Gaga looked amazing in her video wearing my parachute dress. “

The designer does admit “whilst musically I am more of a Black Angels man, I have a huge amount of respect for Lady Gaga and everything she has achieved.”

And as for that clothing collaboration, the designer says the real problem was their conflicting work schedules “creating a fashion collection is a lot of work and I was unable to collaborate with Lady Gaga on a collection because of commitments to my own label and for no other reason. It amazes me that a mistaken quote can travel so quickly on-line, cause so much damage and be so utterly wrong.”

Mr Berardi, Grazia is very happy to set the record straight.


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