After all the kerfuffle surrounding Hedi Slimane's debut catwalk show for Saint Laurent, you'd be forgiven for thinking the designer would pull a Tom Ford by keeping the collection under wraps until it hits stores. Instead, Hedi has enlisted one of the biggest stars in the world - Lady Gaga - to showcase the pieces just days after they hit the catwalk.
The all black outfit, wide-brimmed black hat and long red locks might make you think mother monster is super excited for Halloween. But no she's not trying to look like a witch, she's one of Slimane's 70s inspired YSL rock chicks dahhhling. The sequin jacket and black skirt she wore for tea with Julian Assange (we'll come back to that later) are from the S/S 2013 Saint Laurent collection, but YSL reps say the hat (which plopped off her head onto the pavement) is not by the designer.
Gaga was so eager to show her support for the collection that she wore Hedi's designs two nights in a row. The second Saint Laurent look was a billowing, tan maxi dress she wore to accept an award at the Yoko One Grant for Peace event in Iceland. She paired it with that wide-brimmed YSL look-a-like hat.
Perhaps all these outfits are a thank you gift from Hedi for Gaga's supportive tweets during the fashion week spat last week. Gaga tweeted: "Monsters, check out @hedislimanetv garments for this season... a true punk visionary. Modern, forward, LA VERITE."
She also tweeted: "It was my dream to see @hedislimanetv return to fashion. Your passion, dedication, & name is immortal. We love u." So Gaga oviously loves Hedi and his 70s rockchic look. How long do you think it will take for Gaga to wear every single cape in the collection?
Oh and now back to the bizarre element of the story Gaga first stepped out in her fresh-off-the-runway jacket and skirt to go for tea with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he is staying to avoid being extradited to Sweden. If you look past Gaga's massive hat in the pics you can spot the policeman who stands outside the embassy to arrest Assange if he leaves.
Take a look at Lady Gaga in Saint Laurent's S/S 2013 collection in the gallery above and let us know what you think of 70s Gaga...
- Emma Spedding