American singer Lady Gaga is all set to tour Asian and European venues later this year, in a tour that will kick-start in Seoul. Interestingly, her costumes for the concerts have been unveiled.
Shinsegae International, Giorgio Armani's South Korean business partner, has confirmed the singer (who has Italian roots) will sport creations from the house of Armani, for as many as four of her shows. A report in Pakistani daily The Dawn, said the costumes included a black bodysuit made of hundreds of glittering vinyl tubes sewn together with metal studs and glass pieces. A second outfit is made of nets and fringes, decorated with scores of crystal pieces and sharp spikes. A third will be a long skin-coloured latex tunic punctuated with triangular structures over her chest and face.
"The state-of-the-art outfits were made of materials... that epitomise the futuristic concept of this tour," Shinsegae said about the costumes.
"Collaborating with Lady Gaga is always an exciting experience for me. I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character. She is an artist of many talents and great intelligence," Giorgio Armani told Women's World Daily. Armani has previously designed numerous costumes for Lady Gaga including those for the 2012 Grammys. Lady Gaga has also been voted as one of the 100 most influential fashion icons in the world by TIME magazine.
To see the sketches of the Armani designs, click here.
Meanwhile, MSN described the costumes as "eccentric and avant-garde ensembles for the singer's performances". Incidentally, the concerts have been banned for people under the age of 18, given Gaga's proclivity for skin show and swear words.
There will be a total of 110 shows in a mega tour that opens on 27 April in South Korea and there is already controversy - religious groups are campaigning against the event, accusing the singer of advocating homosexuality and pornography.
Finally, the singer took everyone by surprise when she helped build her own concert stage. According to the Daily Mail, Gaga was seen flexing her muscles while using an electric drill to secure some floor panels to the 70,000 seater stadium.
"I will do anything for my fans! Having fun with the stage crew guys, screwing on the runway. A Real Iron Maiden!" Gaga tweeted.
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