Lady Gaga‘s been keeping a relatively low profile lately, as she preps for her “Born This Way Ball” tour: planning her fog machine and taking spin classes twice a day (according to her Twitter). But it wouldn’t be a Gaga show without over-the-top costumes, and that’s where frequent collaborator Giorgio Armani comes in.
Armani is designing some of the costumes for the Asian leg of her tour, which starts April 27 in Seoul. The four outfits involve such design elements as studs, PVC, and latex–the usual for Mother Monster.
Per the press release, here’s what you can expect:
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.
A keyboard headpiece, vinyl boots, and mirrored nails? Sounds like Lady Gaga. Are you going to catch one of her shows? Click through to see sketches of all the looks.