In case you haven’t been closely following Lady Gaga’s sartorial choices lately, let us fill you in: She’s been wearing some pretty crazy things on the promotional tour for her new album Artpop, which was officially released today.
On Sunday night (technically Monday morning) in New York, the singer threw a secret party at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where she performed new tracks for her fans and debuted a series of artworks created by the likes of Jeff Koons, Inez and Vinoodh and Marina Abramovic. In true Lady Gaga fashion, there were a number of outfit changes throughout the evening — and yes, plenty of latex was involved — but the pièce de résistance was the Volantis, a hovercraft designed by the TechHaus branch of the Haus of Gaga.
The “dress” portion of Volantis was made of fiberglass, and was able to lift about three feet off of the ground. As usual, the inspiration for this creation was Gaga’s loyal fanbase of Little Monsters. “Volantis is essentially a vehicle,” she told the audience, according to MTV. ”Although [Volantis] is a vehicle, she is essentially a metaphor for me. I will be a vehicle today for their voices… Youth all over the world.”
All in a day’s work for Gaga, we suppose. If you’re curious as to what a flying dress looks like in action, watch a video clip below.