Fashion and music are symbiotic. Back in 2009, Lady Gaga premiered her song, Bad Romance, at the Alexander McQueen show (Missed it? Catch it here.) This season, Gaga mixes it up with a remix of Born This Way for Thierry Mugler's menswear show, which kicked off Paris Fashion week on January 19th. Given that Gaga's stylist, Nicol Formichetti, now heads up the label, it makes sense for these two to collaborate. You can watch the dark, pulsating video with repetitive German lyrics here.
Directed by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco, this moody black and white short film, signals the rebirth of the label under Fromichetti. Stripped down to the basics, the label is now known simply as Mugler.
On the runway, there was the requisite twist on black, but there were also splashes of orange (Yes, you read that right!) suits to break up the monotones. Black make-up, white veils, and an eclectic melange of fabrics added visual texture. Think Thriller meets Berlin.
Although Lady Gaga was credited as "musical director of this menswear project", the Lady herself was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps she didn't want to detract from the runway.
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