Nicola Formichetti‘s first women’s collection for Mugler (the house formerly known as Thierry Mugler) made its much ballyhooed debute on Wednesday down a dark and complicated runway featuring exposed gothic arches. Lady Gaga, much to our surprise, actually walked down the runway — though the sinuousness of her hips might allow the use of the word “slithered” — and Coco Rocha made an unexpectedly feral appearance as well.
Formichetti had clearly instructed his models to be as creative with their walks, struts, and poses as possible — though some clearly had trouble navigating the runway in 6-inch Gaga-esque platforms. Thankfully, the models were allowed to actually use their arms (no dead, limply swinging limbs here) and thus could catch their balance on the wooden archways. How very practical. The clothes, however, were not. A few of the separates were sellably modern updates to Mugler’s power woman aesthetic, but many of the larger looks featured rubber and a not quite as sellable lack of coverage. But yes, it all looked like things Gaga would wear to go to the deli. Make of that what you will.
Gaga also debuted a new track written exclusively for the show. It’s the somewhat aptly titled, “Government Hooker”. Take a listen (and watch the show) below. There’s also photos, of course, and a delightful post-show interview with Formichetti and Gaga by CNN. It’s adorable how protective Gaga appears to be of Formichetti, but he could use a little media coaching.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.