LADY GAGA WEARING LIZ BLACK IN ELLE AND VOGUE UK
July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
(By Emily Cronin in Elle UK/ May 2011)
GAGA BREAKS THE DRESS CODE
Dress by Liz Black
Just think of what the members will say. Lady Gaga brought her slime tank and bondage-garbed back-up dancers to Annabel’s for an intimate set last night.
After arriving in a transparent animal-print crop top, matching leggings and a swathe of evergreen tulle, Gaga took to the stage to perform acoustic versions of five songs from her new album.
The 150-person audience—including Kate Moss and Florence Welch, wearing Mark Fast-was held rapt by Gaga’s on-stage antics, which extended to dancing in a tank of slime for one of the songs.
Earlier in the day, Gaga headed to ITV Studios wearing a disc-shaped white dress by Central Saint Martins graduate Liz Black. ‘The whole collection is very Lady Gaga,’ Black, who was just named as one of 11 Fashion Fringe semi-finalists, said. ‘I always hoped that she would wear one of my designs—I’m so grateful.’
And at some point between all of the shows, television appearances, consultancy work, video shoots and outfit changes, Gaga found time to write her first column for V Magazine. It’s a doozy: a 1,445-word paean to Andy Warhol, Yves Saint Laurent, and the artistic enlightenment of Lady Gaga. ‘The past undergoes mitosis, becoming the originality of the future,’ she says. More: ‘I have a passionate understanding of the history of many of the references that not only I have reinspired, but have been reinterpreted over centuries of fashion: where they came from, what they meant, and specifically how they became modern again. I have concurrently shown that I could “read you” in this subject, but I would rather reckon with the fact that many are clinging tightly to cultural divisiveness and leaving home without library cards.’
We love library cards!
LADY’S CHOICE IN VOGUE UK
(By Ella Alexander in Vogue/ May 2011)
Lady Gaga wearing Liz Black’s circle dress
FASHION FRINGE finalist Liz Black has already started building a celebrity following, beginning with Lady Gaga – who wore the label’s black and white circle dress, while in London last week.
“I am thrilled to see her wearing one of my pieces,” the designer tells us. “Since creating my pre-collection Arty Society, featured in Vogue Italia, I always hoped Lady Gaga would one day wear one of them, she has always been a great inspiration to me. The dress is sensational on its own, however on Lady Gaga it is extraordinary!”
Aside from dressing one of the world’s most famous stars, the Central Saint Martins graduate was recently chosen by Roland Mouret and Claudia Schiffer as one of the shortlisted Fashion Fringe designers – read the full story here. Taken from Black’s debut autumn/winter 2011-12 collection, Gaga’s chosen dress is part of many futuristic yet minimal pieces.
“It was initially inspired by the artist Sonia Delaunay’s Circle canvas,” Black explains. “This piece was created to frame the empowered woman in a circle, achieving a superb visual effect, where her silhouette is beautifully highlighted – whilst at the same time integrating masculine influences such as bow tie and waistcoat elements.”