Australia Say G'day to Couture:
Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace Spring 2012, Sydney Australia
Over the weekend, Lady Gaga stepped down in Sydney from her private plane wearing COUTURE---the only way Miss Lady Gaga would! She is there for the next leg of her "Born This Way Ball" tour. The global pop Diva then headed to the harbor-side Park Hyatt Sydney Hotel, making a grand entrance to her fans, stopping by to greet them, sign autographs and pose for photos.
Atelier Versace Spring 2012, Paris Haute Couture Fahsion Week Spring/Summer 2012
She wore a floor length completely hand beaded gown with Swarovski Crystal Elements gold metallic accents from Atelier Versace Spring 2012. In case you didn't know, that's Haute Couture. This is a $100,000+ gown. There's been a lot of talk in the press that she may have been wearing Spanx under the gown--however, if one looks at the photos and the photo of the Runway Sample above--she was not--she's wearing the undergarment corset/jumpsuit that comes with a $100,000 made-to-order gown. Get it right kids!
Victory Rolls Hair
She topped off her "Fan Photo-Op/Hello Sydney" ensemble with a 1940's-inspired green wig reminiscent of the "Victory Rolls" hairstyle of the time. Now, back to the gown: did I mention that this is a hand-made six-digit figure costing gown (if she--or anyone else--were to order and buy it). I'm sure it's a borrowed sample. And it looked FABULOUS on her.
Runway Sample LengthNotice how, even with those 12" platform heels, the gown is still, about 5 inches too long and is (Dio Mio!) just eating up the dirt on the sidewalk--and not too mention she is stepping on the hand-beaded fabric that some little old Italian woman will have to fix later at the Atelier Versace studios...
90's Diva: Lady Gaga in Versace 1990's
If you've been keeping up on "All Things Lady Gaga"--you know that she's been wearing Versace A LOT. She has been the catalyst for Donatella Versace to bring back all those iconic 1990's looks from the House since Miss Gaga has been "featuring" them every now and then, schooling all her "Little Monsters" on how important it is to know your Fashion History, especially the 1980's and 90's.
Lady Gaga in April: wearing Atelier Versace Spring 2011 arriving at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport to kick off her "Born This Way Ball" tour
Lady Gaga has been wearing Atelier Versace for many of her arrivals during her "Born This Way Ball" tour, So her Haute Couture Versace appearance in Sydney over the weekend is no surprise. The 26-year old pop star wore Atelier Versace Spring 2011 as she stepped out of Customs at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport back in April to begin her tour. Again, it was a Runway Sample as you can see from the trailing UBER-long hem. I wonder why the Atelier Versace team--or Lady Gaga's stylist peeps won't sew up the too-long hem--at least temporarily. I wonder if the Versace people just won't allow it? Inquiring minds (me!) want to know...
Even more interesting is the fact that she has been wearing LOTS of Versace but yet, her "Born This Way Ball" tour costumes are designed by Giorgio Armani and the Armani team:
Giorgio Armani Costumes for Lady Gaga, "Born This Way Ball" tour
Why didn't they write into the contract that she had to wear Armani Prive upon arriving as well? It just seems odd that she would be wearing Versace on her "off time" and Armani during her "stage/tour time". What do guys think? I'd LOVE to hear (or read) your Two Cents...Let me know your comments!