Think "Giorgio Armani" and what probably jumps to mind are those elegantly-draped suits in discreet, "old-money" neutral hues.
An obvious choice for Lady Gaga's upcoming tour wardrobe.
However, this seemingly-odd due has actually been collaborating frequently since 2010 when Her Monsterness first rocked some custom creations by the maestro at the Grammy Awards & later that year for her Monster Ball tour.
And for this year's *Born This Way Ball* tour (kicks off in Seoul on April 27th), he created a number of futuristic'y ensembles featuring extreme "architectural" silhouettes and hardcore materials like metal, PVC, vinyl, latex, plexi, spikes & studs - but crafted with couture savoir faire and accessorized with an "other-worldly" vibe. Highlights include "robotic" thigh-high boots, exaggerated gloves with mirrored nails, fantastic headpieces, a transparent plexiglass bodice with abstract Cubist guitars and even a garment lit from within. "Collaborating with Lady Gaga is always an exciting experience for me," says the designer. "Creating stage costumes for her is a stimulating and creative exercise. I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character. She is an artist of many talents and great intelligence."
- Lesley Scott