Ever since the announcement that Gaga's stylist and right hand man, Nicola Formichetti, had been appointed to creative director of strict and futuristic French fashion house, Thierry Mugler, we've been chewing our plait-ends in anticipation! But in reality, the menswear show will come first and set the tone of the (doubtless, completely off the perch) women's ready to wear collection. And judging by the menswear is already creating this much anticipation then what will the build up to his debut womenswear collection be like?
Boy George and Leigh Bowery, cluubing back in the Eighties
Ahead of the menswear show this week in
Speaking of Lady Gaga, she has been confirmed as the “musical director” for the show, which will take place on Wednesday. Apparently the beef loving pop star will remix a never-heard track from her forthcoming album, which isn’t due out until May! (yay!) If memory serves us correctly, the last time Gaga got involved with showcasing a new song at a fashion show it had unexpected repercussions. Back in 2009, when Gaga tweeted that her new song would feature in Alexander McQueen’s S/S ’10 show (his last, as it transpired) SHOWStudio, the fashion website founded by photographer Nick Knight had their server crashed by a zillion of the Lady’s followers, when they were trying to live-stream the event. Oh dear.
The show is set to become a real high point of the entire menswear week, normally a quite sedate portion of the fashion calendar, but bearing in mind past form, we cannot rule out the possibility of some kind of chaos or disorder ahead of the new creations from Gaga's fashion mastermind.
- Naomi Attwood