Giorgio Armani are collaborating with Lady Gaga by designing a select number of outfits for her Born This Way Ball tour that kicks off in Asia on April 27th with her arrival onto Aussie shores in June (see dates below).Â The custom made Giorgio Armani wardrobe is characterized by futuristic materials such as latex, metal, studs and PVC:
“Collaborating with Lady Gaga is always an exciting experience for me. I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character,” says Giorgio Armani. “She is an artist of many talents and great intelligence. Creating stage costumes for her is a stimulating and creative exercise.” – Giorgio Armani
The first design includes a black bodice made of tubular PVC elements connected with metal studs, with mirrored metal inserts to define a curvaceous design. The ensemble is highlighted by a matching headpiece, robotic thigh-high boots, and exaggerated gloves ending in mirrored nails.
Another look is created via a shiny black grid-patterned PVC bodice with matching headpiece and embroidered ankle boots. Highlights include shoulders outlined by a play of sharp spikes, black Swarovski jet crystals and flowing fringe, creating a moving architecture.
On the third black bodice, transparent Plexiglas, black crystals and luminous studs create a Cubist composition of abstract guitars. The matching headpiece follows in the shape of a keyboard; the boots are black vinyl.
The final design is a long tunic with leg-o-mutton sleeves made of skin-toned latex. Luminous PVC elements create flashes of synthetic light inside the garment. The same avant garde lighting is featured on the triangle decorating the chest, on the headpiece, and on the platform of the matching latex ankle boots.
Australian Concert Dates:
- Brisbane Entertainment Centre: Wed 13, Thu 14 & Sat 16 Jun
- Allphones Arena, Sydney: Wed 20, Thu 21, Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jun
- Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne: Wed 27, Thu 28, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 & Tue 3 Jul
- Burswood Dome, Perth:Â Sat 7 & Sun 8 Jul
Visit Ticketek for more details.
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