03 March 2010

The designer on Gaga's Speed Dial!

Art director, props stylist and creator of extraordinary bespoke accessories, Fred Butler was pleased to see these pics of Gaga doing the rounds – on her head is a magnificent one-off piece commissioned a while back for Gaga to wear in the video for her Beyonce collaboration Telephone. (Out next week - yay!)

On her brilliant blog, Miss Butler explained about “the hilarious hat that I made on commission for Gaga to wear in her new video. Thanks Nicola Formichetti for supporting new British designers. . . I think the whole of London are at her [Gaga’s] beck and call . . . "call" being the operative word with this crazy telephone hat!”
 
So far, so good. But then the Gagamobile rolled into London last week and things took a turn for the crayzeee. As well as her gigs for the Monster’s Ball tour, every single step Gaga takes in public must be accompanied by an outrageous and, most importantly, brand new outfit including lace garters and a huge headdress. London’s avant-garde fashionistas have literally had their workload quadrupled overnight due to one woman.

Fred told us “Gaga wanted a black hat (worn here with a studded veil by milliner Piers Atkinson) to wear on Jonathan Ross’s show. The original one was powder blue. Anyway, they called me at one pm yesterday and wanted the hat by six!”
 
Looks like her hotline (chortle!) to London’s most artistic designers is working out very well for both parties! Well done Fred!

- Naomi Attwood


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