Lady Gaga has worn so many ridiculous and provocative outfits this year that they’re starting to seem commonplace and yawn-inducing. But think back to 2009, when she was just beginning to cement her stature “Most Likely To Wear Glasses Made of Lit Cigarettes.”
Do you remember the dress she donned for Sanrio in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary? That dress, combined with the anime manga eye treatment, was nothing short of fabulous.
And today you can watch the shoot on Bravo’s Double Exposure. Markus Klinko and Indrani photographed Gaga, who was styled by GK Reid.
Basically the plot is this: GK wanted to make Gaga a Hello Kitty dress, but the Kitties got stuck in customs. One can only imagine why. GK runs around trying to find alternative cutting edge designs, and he plays dress up with Gaga. Then the Hello Kitties appear!
“I had so much great fashion from NY, London and Paris, that we didn’t have time to shoot all that Gaga loved that we agonized to narrow down the choices,” Reid told us. “She was thrilled with the shoes I made from lip glosses and wanted more. Then the Hello Kitty toys arrived. I had dreamed of making a gown for Gaga out of them but we had just 2 hours left. Gaga believed in me and insisted I could find a way. I was overwhelmed, but I meditated, got out the hot glue, staples and assistants, and together we made it in time!”
This is going to be inspirational, people. We, for one, want to see the dresses that didn’t make the cut. And the lip gloss shoes.
The episode airs tonight, Tuesday, July 13 at 11pm EST/10 C.