Creative Director Nicola Formichetti, Musical Director Lady Gaga and Designer Sebastian Peigne
Lady Gaga made her runway debut at Thierry Mugler's fall/winter 2011 fashion show in Paris on Wednesday.
Her parting words to Haus of Gaga Stylist and Mugler Creative Director Nicola Formichetti were, "If I vomit on the stage, it will be good press." Before that, "You have no idea how much respect I have for you and for all the models, which is why I'm so f**king nervous."
The songstress had nothing to worry about -- she was one of the only models who looked comfortable walking in the super-tall platform heels along to her new song "Government Hooker."
The new double Cs: Chanel and Colette. In a spirit of chic sisterhood, the two opened yesterday in Paris what they call an “ephemeral boutique”—one that considerably ups the ante in the pop-up shop department. With freshly white-washed walls covered with sassy monsters by New York graphic artist Kevin Lyons, the former garage (down the street from Colette at 336-340 Rue Saint-Honoré) is hosting DJ sets (Elisa Sednaoui and the Misshapes are on the bill), a cupcake bar, Chanel bag customization sessions from club impresario-cum-graffiti artist André and others, and a Chanel nail bar throughout Paris’ nine-day fashion week.
“We’ve collaborated with Chanel in the past,” says Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, “and we were looking for another opportunity when we discovered this space, which is going to be a drugstore at the end of the year. For us this is a meeting both geographically”—the shop is about halfway between Chanel’s HQ on Rue Cambon and Colette—”and with products. We’re mixing very young designers like Anthony Vaccarello, Christopher Kane, and Mary Katrantzou with Chanel, which gives a much less classic vision of the brand.”
The Coco dolls Lerfel loved, which starred in Chanel’s past Christmas windows, are for sale at the shop now dressed in Colette’s signature blue. So are versions of Karl Lagerfeld’s trademark fingerless gloves. Pop jeweler Yazbukey reproduced label face Vanessa Paradis’ gap-toothed smile and Chanel fragrance bottle in pin form. And representing more of the Colette side of the venture, a wall of brightly patterned motorcycle helmets from Ruby, magazines, and sophisticated gadgets. Lyons, who flew in for two days from New York to draw his monsters all over the store’s walls and fitting rooms (they say things like, “Your derriere looks so good in that”) and do the opening day’s customization session, was impressed. “Graphic street style like this really started out on New York’s Lower East Side on Ludlow Street, so this is a very different world for me, but the Chanel people catch on so quickly,” he said. “I found out they know everything about my work.”
John Galliano has released a statement through Harbottle & Lewis LLP. The full text follows here:
Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor’s Office I should make my position clear.
I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the Police investigation.
A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the Police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.
However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people.
I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light. I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness.
I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiration has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light.
Anti-Semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence.