While Lady Gaga has practically been in hiding for the past couple of months, she’s been plotting a major fashion overhaul. But don’t sit waiting for another outfit via the walk-in freezer at her Dad’s restaurant. Gaga’s actually not trying to outdo herself this time around, instead opting for a more fashion-forward, clean look, which could explain why she and Nicola Formichetti are cooling their business relationship a bit.
If you ask Formichetti, though, his explanation verges on ‘ain’t nobody got time for that!’ He explained to WWD:
“She’s going to be my BFF forever, but my ex-assistant Brandon is heading that project. I’m too busy with [other commitments]. I’ve done two albums with her, it’s been like five years, and you know, I’m always going to be involved somehow, but I cannot do it every day. She changes 12 times a day; it’s insane.”
What can we expect now that Formichetti isn’t at the helm of Gaga’s wardrobe? Her new Formichetti-approved stylist Brandon Maxwell revealed that there would be custom Alexander Wang for Balenciaga, Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, and even Mila Schön catsuits. Not to mention a wealth of Versace and Armani.
Maxwell told WWD:
“I think that this time it is about letting some of it go and the focus being on the music because now she’s comfortable being naked and being who she is. The world has seen everything. It’s more toned down and pulled back and chic. But it’s also that we’re making suits out of things that they would not normally be made out of, like plastic, but they’re super well-tailored and clean. Maybe she’s just wearing a simple catsuit and a head wrap…but we sort of do the craziness on the face.”
We hope the quotes are true and Gaga and Formichetti remain as thick as thieves, because once the ARTPOP press tour launches we’re not gonna want any dramz getting in the way of the (sure to be) glorious new Gaga.
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