Today’s Thierry Mugler womenswear show in Paris was as theatrical as we’d hoped it would be. And thanks to the French fashion house’s livestream, which included four rotating cameras backstage and a front-row-center view of the show, we felt like we were right there with first-time runway model Lady Gaga and Mugler Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. Save for a few stumbling models, the production itself was staged like a French techno music video, and Gaga looked right at home. There was a lot going on both backstage and during the show, so we jotted down some key moments caught on the all-access livesteam.
● The show was set in a custom-designed cathedral in a Paris gymnasium. ● Fans were screaming “Anna! I love you!” in the streets as Anna Wintour walked inside the venue. ● The mood was busy backstage, but cheery for the most part. ● Formichetti’s Mugler inspiration sculpture made an appearance backstage, hanging on the main wall leading to the catwalk. ● When asked what he might expect of Formichetti’s debut Mugler womenswear show, designer Jeremy Scott said, “My mind is completely free of expectations.” ● Terry Richardson was backstage taking photos of a nervous Gaga, following her every move. ● When asked if she’s nervous, Gaga quips, “If I vomit on the stage, it’ll be good press.” ● A few models exclaimed “I love you!” to Gaga as she walks past them backstage. ● Formichetti and Gaga embrace prior to the show, both a little on edge. ● As expected, the show opens with Gaga’s new single, “Government Hooker,” setting the aforementioned French techno mood. ● Models have an animated walk, attempting to strut in sky-high heels. A few models almost fall. ● Gaga emerges on the catwalk, wearing a sheer top and latex pencil skirt, smoking a cigarette, and strutting fierce. ● Lots of black, strong shoulders, sheer tops, latex, leopard accents, with some white and cobalt blue numbers. ● Gaga’s hit “Born This Way” is played twice—once after the opening track and again for the finale. ● Only one male model walks the show, which is none other than Zombie Boy – Formichetti’s skull-tattooed muse. ● Coco Rocha walks the show, as well as other top models Jessica Stam, Ruby Aldridge, Liu Wen, and Joan Smalls. ● Gaga returns for the finale, wearing a white veil and aggressively waving a white sash, wraps it around one of the catwalk columns, and disappears. ● Gaga re-emerges, this time with a relieved Formichetti, and the crowd goes wild. They walk backstage to a crowded room of press, well-wishers, and massive bouquet of white roses.
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