Lady Gaga cuts Barney's ribbons with giant scissors
We already warned you that Lady Gaga was taking over the traditional grotto area of legendary New York department store, Barneys, and now she’s cut the ribbon, to much fanfare and cheering of fans! The celebrations included; large inflatable claw sculptures, taxicab wraps (no, we don’t know what this is, we suppose advertising hoardings on taxis) and roving biker gang flash mobs. The much anticipated grand opening of Gaga’s Workshop, included the singer giving interviews on the fifth floor amid the shop’s finger-shaped lollipops, clawlike stockings and infant-sized leather biker jackets. Oooh! She told WWD that;
Lady Gaga with creative director Nicola Formichetti
‘We tried to bridge the spirit of Madison Avenue with the spirit of downtown New York pop punk culture and create a space that had a range of prices — some very affordable gifts and some gifts that were more expensive,’ as you can see from the pictures, Gaga turned up for proceedings in a white couture Chanel dress with Queen Victoria-style skirt. She dutifully noted that 25 percent of the shop’s sales would go to her Born This Way Foundation. ‘This would not be possible without them,’ Gaga said when talk turned to the patient fans, the little monsters outside. ‘Yes I have fun fashion ideas and have a knack for trinkets, but the truth is if the love of the fans didn’t mean something powerful from a cultural standpoint, coming to Barneys to buy Gaga presents wouldn’t mean anything.…They wanted to come here for an experience that they could enjoy together’.
Ah. Santa Claus or Gaga claws, that girl clearly has the true spirit of Christmas inside her!