After a press release from Paddy Power (the famous British bookmaker) hit our inbox detailing the odds for who might design Lady Gaga's wedding dress, we had to back up a little bit. Lady Gaga's getting married?
The source of the wedding rumor, the UK's Daily Star, says that Gaga is planning to marry on-off musician beau Luc Carl in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. (While break-up rumors swirled back in May, the couple were publicly spotted together this July.) In addition to a regular ceremony, she supposedly wants to have a ceremony in an 18,000 seat venue there and invite a bunch of lucky little monsters.
OK, so let's just assume that this wedding is actually happening. It's definitely fun to contemplate. Paddy Power puts odds at 13/8 that Gaga's sister, Natali Germanotta, will design the gown. Natali, who is a first year design student at Parsons and is also designing the costumes for off-Broadway show "Simon Says," is close to her sister. So it makes sense, as much as anything Lady Gaga does makes sense.
Not surprisingly, Nicola Formichetti is the second most likely designer, with 7/4 odds. Other likely designers include Gareth Pugh, Atsuko Kudo, and Donatella Versace. Not so likely? Donna Karan and Stella McCartney, who were given 80/1 odds. Gaga should go with one of these just to throw everyone off. Or maybe Narciso Rodriguez. But in light of her stint as Jo Calderone on the VMA's last night (wearing Brooks Brothers nonetheless) all bets may be off.