Armani creates an outfit of "pure fantasy" for Lady Gaga
The 23-year-old singer is famed for her bizarre clothes, which have included a coat made out of Kermit the Frog puppets, sunglasses made out of cigarettes and a hat shaped like a lobster. When she was invited to perform her new single Alejandro on US talent show American Idol, Gaga called the iconic fashion designer and asked him to create her a one-off outfit.
Armani quickly agreed and spent hours creating a silk mesh bodysuit embellished with Chantilly lace and crystal beading and an embroidered hood, a silk organza cape and black patent leather boots.
"American Idol is a real modern phenomenon that has captured the public`s imagination and delivers great drama," Armani said. "To complement the spirit of LadyGaga herself, I have let my imagination run free, and the outfit I have created for her for American Idol performance is pure fantasy."
Armani has previously designed outfits for Gaga to wear to the Grammy Awards and the recent Metropolitan Museum of Art`s Costume Institute Gala.
Gaga`s American Idol performance aired in the US on Wednesday.