As if I needed another reason to return to the Design Museum’s Women Fashion Power exhibition, they have added another outfit to the Arena of Power section. This is not just any old outfit though. This is a Gareth Pugh creation worn by Lady Gaga for an O2 TV promo for her ARTPOP album, and also to her artRAVE album launch party. The designer says of the outfit:
‘This look, made entirely in my London studio, featured in our Autumn/Winter 2013 show at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. This was one of several looks made entirely of shredded bin bags, which was at heart an attempt to make something beautiful and luxurious from a material that is extremely inexpensive and ephemeral – something that is destined to be discarded from its very conception.’
The Lady Gaga Gareth Pugh outfit will be on show alongside pieces loaned by Roksanda Ilincic, Diane von Furstenberg, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Vivienne Westwood and Zaha Hadid. Women Fashion Power also features a series of Q&A interviews in which powerful women share their personal style philosophy. Visitors can sign up in the gallery to get exclusive access to the interviews via the Design Museum’s website. Apparently, the museum is introducing this new initiative due to significant visitor demand for the material. Transcripts of the exhibition’s video installation, created by film maker Ruth Hogben, are also being made available online to visitors for the first time. As soon as I find time to return to this fantastic exhibition, you will be treated to a review here on Rarely Wears Lipstick.
Women Fashion Power runs until 26th April 2015 at Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, offering an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world.