Lady Gaga’s fashion archive goes on display in Vegas. Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous, scandalous and always artistic fashion choices and now, she has put some of her most famous pieces on display, opening the Haus of Gaga in Las Vegas.
The exhibition marks the first time the ‘Born This Way’ singer has opened her archive to the public, and it features some of her most memorable costumes from the various personas she’s adopted since breaking into the music scene back in 2001.
Coinciding with her Las Vegas residency at the Park MGM, the Haus of Gaga exhibition will showcase around 40 pieces of clothing and accessories.
Of course, there’s the iconic meat dress she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010, a dress conceived by longtime collaborator Nicola Formichetti and is preserved like a ‘piece of jerky’.
There’s the custom Versace bodysuits worn for the 2017 Superbowl performance, the fake-blood costume she donned to perform ‘Paparazzi’ at the 2009’s VMAs, and the cigarette sunglasses worn in the ‘Telephone’ video.
Speaking about the exhibition, Formichetti said: “Lady Gaga and I wanted this experience to reflect the most iconic moments the Haus of Gaga has conceptualised during her career. Our vision for Haus of Gaga/Las Vegas is a space that will visually immerse fans into Lady Gaga’s most iconic moments that will leave them in awe.”
And Gaga’s ‘little monsters’ were an important part of putting Haus of Gaga together.
Formichetti told British Vogue: “Throughout this process I’ve been in touch with her fans and asking them which outfits they want to see and how they envisioned the exhibition space. Gaga has always been doing what she’s doing for her fans from day one, so it was important to have them be a part of this experience.”
Gaga greeted guests outside her Vegas Haus dancing in a black crop top that read, ‘Don’t be a drag, just be a queen’, an orange layered tulle skirt and, of course, her signature platform shoes.
She signed walls with a caricature and a message, ‘Born to be brave and love yourself’.
Haus of Gaga curator Formichetti went on to say how ‘amazing’ it was to see the exhibition come together.
“It’s amazing to see all of these different fashion pieces next to one another. The beauty of Lady Gaga is that she can be anything but still maintain her sense of self.”
Lady Gaga’s fashion archive goes on display in Vegas