Date: December 28th 2018 Location: Park Theater (Las Vegas, Nevada)
After meeting Enigma, Lady Gaga's alter ego, Lady Gaga is taken into a simulation of the future. She emerges on stage in her second look of the show where the past looks a lot like the future according to Mother Monster and she starts to perform fan-favorite "Dance In The Dark."
Announced while performing at the piano later in the show, Lady Gaga's look was designed by her sister Natali Germanotta - a graduate of Parsons School of Design.
She begins in a black vinyl leotard with a strappy bustier and laced along the sides in neon green. On top of her leotard, she starts with a black vinyl jacket lined in matching neon green tulle along the arms and high on the shoulders like the shoulder pads LG was known for during The Fame/The Fame Monster. The back of the jacket reads "LG," again in neon green lettering.
For her shoes, Lady Gaga wears black wedge-style boots the make it easy to move around the stage. The boots rise up to just below the knee and are laced with the same neon green laces as her vinyl leotard.
Throughout the act of the show, Lady Gaga removes the first jacket and later adds another jacket. This time the jacket is longer, reaching the top of her knees, and made entirely of the neon green tulle that lined the first jacket. Unfortunately, all of Lady Gaga's look in this second act is entirely custom with no similar designs available for purchase anywhere.
Check out our full coverage of the show here and keep an eye out for more show dates through 2020 to be announced soon!
To begin, Lady Gaga's dancers all wear various black vinyl designs to match hers. But their looks are accessorized with amazing masks and gloves from Windowsen - the label created by emerging designer Sensen Lii. Lii is a Chinese designer based in Antwerp, Belgium. A close monster friend of mine is friends with Lii and told me about how Nicola Formichetti discovered his work at the VFiles Spring 2019 Show last Fall and asked him to help with Lady Gaga's upcoming residency.
Some of the masks and gloves worn by her dancers were in that VFiles Show, giving us some great photos of the designs. Others have been showcased on Lii's social media - see left.
Later in the act, other dancers join Lady Gaga on stage in completely new looks as the dangerous paparazzi. Four looks were made for her four dancers by longtime collaborator, Perry Meek. The designs are each a black jacket finished with the innovative "cyborg" style sleeves by Meek alongside the left arms. Thankfully, Meek uploaded official photos of the designs modeled by Leon Dorrenburg - again, see left.
They also wear silver helmets similar in aesthetic to Lady Gaga's "Government Hooker" costume from the Born This Way Ball but they were not from Perry Meek.
By Terran Warden