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Seeing this Spring 2013 Gaultier collection (shown last year), I am once more reminded that I should pay even more attention to menswear. Gorgeous sailor’s trousers, shirts, harem pants, lace fronts and colors – I would wear every single piece.
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Sometimes, we all just need a reminder of how it’s done: high-voltage glamour, that is. So who better to teach us a lesson or two than Ms. Ross herself. Enjoy, and: You’re welcome.

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This may be the funniest picture of Anna Wintour ever! And it’s been posted on Vogue’s Instagram page, no less. It’s always a big deal when Anna makes one of her rare appearances on any social media platform, so this photo is a particular delight. It was published with the caption: “Anna Wintour reads #TheSeptemberIssue. Do you? We would love to see it! Show us your #voguestagram.”Anna Wintour

So, Lady Gaga released her new video yesterday and of course, the main thing I’m interested in is: What the hell is she wearing? With her usual theatrics and shenanigans you can always count on some major fashion statement, so let’s see some of the things she came up with this time.
Brandon Maxwell, Gaga’s stylist, explained that the concept for the video was: “What would you do for the applause?” Not digging very deep here, since the song’s title is “Applause”… Well, whatever, I’m not here for some pseudo-intellectual babble, I’m here for the costumes, so let’s get to them!
First, we have a surreal top by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac that looks like two gloved hands grasping her breasts, worn with a matching glove-choker, coordinating leather gloves and some glove-panties.
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Next, we have a a custom Gareth Pugh pillow gown worn over a black catsuit by Mila Schön. Very simple, very beautiful.Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.47.03Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.47.38

When I saw the green jacket Gaga is wearing next, I knew I had seen it not too long ago: Yep, it was the Maison Martin Margiela Couture jacket shown a couple of months ago at Paris Couture week. Gaga’s sister Natali Germanotta designed the mirror-and-pin costume she’s wearing it with.Gaga_4Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.48.41Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.59.06Margiela_3b

The lingerie Gaga is wearing here is by Valentino Couture, the boots are Alaïa. Quite boring, really, and I think I saw a similar pair of panties at H&M last week.Gaga_10Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.59.48Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.00.00

The seashell pasties and bottoms were made by Perry Meek from fresh flowers, glue, sea shells, obviously, and string. And yes, the inspiration behind this outfit – no prizes for guessing that right – is Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. The singer recently tweeted a photo of her in that outift with the hashtag #boticellibabe.Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.19.22Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.24.49Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.24.17Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.20.13

The wings worn here are made by Junker Designs from broken umbrella spokes.Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.15.23Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.15.32Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.22.44

Maxwell commissioned New York based fashion designer Mathieu Mirano to design this bra. He said that it was made of duct tape that had been burned with a blow torch; it had crystals on it and safety pins stuck through it for a rougher feel.Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.37.04Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 13.37.17

And last, but not least: How beautiful does Gaga look in these stills? Gorgeous, non?Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.24.17Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.48.57Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.49.59Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.50.58Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-20 um 12.50.11

Yep, here we go again, another Madonna-related post. But don’t worry, fashiondotblog isn’t slowly turning into a fan-blog. I just thought that these pictures would go nicely with the one I showed you a couple of weeks ago; and then, I mean, come on: Just look at her! How could I not show you these photographs?
It’s hard to imagine that 30 years ago, her style got everybody up in arms; and compared to today’s silly shenanigans of a Lady Gaga, this seems utterly tame. But back then, her style was provocative, shocking and just really, really unique. The media couldn’t stop writing about her look and adults were really pissed off. Every girl and every woman on the planet was trying to imitate her style, to tease her hair just like her, to layer ripped jeans over lace leggins, to crop her t-shirt just to the right length, to pile on bangles and belts and necklaces just like she did.
Today, if you’re dressing up for an 80s-themed party, you’re really just dressing like a young Madonna. That just goes to show you how lasting and deep her influence and legacy has been.

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I’ve been a long-time fan of Stella McCartney, so there is really no other reason for this post than the gorgeous clothes featured in this editorial published by Harper’s Bazaar Latin America. I love that the androgynous Bo Don was cast. She perfectly embodies the masculine and sportswear inspired cuts. This is what I want my hair to look like, and these are the clothes I want to wear on a daily basis. I mean, of course you can always count on the likes of Zara etc. to sell some cheap rip-offs. It’s just not the same… Nope, sorry Zara, I love you very much and my wardrobe consists of a looooot of your clothes, but it just isn’t. And now enjoy the real thing:
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Bo Don shot by Hans Neumann for Harper’s Bazaar Latin America