Fashion News: Lady Gaga to wear an Armani piano on her head

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It looks as if Lady Gaga will wear a piano -- or at least a facsimile of a keyboard -- on her head on her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour, which starts in Seoul on April 27. Giorgio Armani, who first designed for Lady G. at the 2010 Grammy Awards and who dressed her for the Monster Ball tour that year, released this sketch of one of the costumes he’s designed for the upcoming tour. A press release describes the outfit thusly: ‘On bodice, transparent Plexiglas, black crystals and luminous studs create a Cubist composition of abstract guitars. The matching headpiece follows in the shape of a keyboard; the boots are black vinyl.’ Three other costumes by Armani are almost as extravagant.

Max Azria, chairman of BCBG, was accused in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday on behalf of a man named Jesse Esebag of reneging on a deal involving an effort to get Playboy-branded condoms on Wal-Mart shelves. The lawsuit seeks $220 million. The Azria camp reportedly disputes the allegations and points out that Azria was the victor in a previous arbitration related to the matter. [WWD]


Katy Perry wore a figure-hugging peekaboo white dress to this week’s ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles -- along with her newly purple hair. She was one of the night’s big winners -- the first woman to have five No. 1 singles from the same album. [Society News LA]

Designer Donna Karan attended Tuesday’s Vanity Fair party for the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival wearing a large knee brace and walking with a cane. What happened? Call it a hazard of her profession -- she broke her knee when she stumbled on a chaise longue during a shoot for an upcoming ad campaign. [The Cut]

It’s about time: Bravo announced it has a new reality show in the works, focusing on male models. [The Cut]

LVMH’s Bernard Arnault has bought a sizable stake in the eponymous line of French designer Maxime Simoens. Bets are he is being groomed to someday take over at one of the luxury conglomerate’s bigger houses. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Designers have been showing their bridal collections this week in New York, and they’ve included prints, reds and blacks along with the traditional white and ivory gowns. [Racked]

And if you’re looking for an engagement ring, jeweler Jacob & Co. already is offering a knockoff of the one Brad Pitt gave Angelina Jolie. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Council of Fashion Designers of America and the British Fashion Council have confirmed the dates for New York and London fashion weeks through 2014. Now they are hoping Paris and Milan won’t schedule dates that conflict with them. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


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Images: Drawing of Lady Gaga costume courtesy of Giorgio Armani. Photo of Katy Perry at ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Credit: Ellen Olivier / Society News LA