For Lady Gaga, the taste of fame is bitter and sweet.
The pop icon was forced to reveal the details of her upcoming scent, Lady Gaga Fame, earlier than planned after an editor leaked a photo of the bottle and its outer carton via Twitter.
Gaga was not pleased, tweeting on Wednesday, “Looks like photos of my perfume are being leaked. Oh you fashion editors, I could just crinkle my hands at you!” Her tweet included a photo of the fragrance, which houses a black eau de parfum in a clear bottle topped with a bold, Art Deco-looking gold cap.
While the definition of “crinkle” may be murky, Gaga took to her Web site on Thursday to make the details of first fragrance foray crystal clear. Well, sort of: The fragrance’s ingredients promises to deliver “a true metamorphosis of the scent when worn on skin.”
Lady Gaga Fame is billed as the first black colored edp. But fear not, once the juice is airborne, it becomes colorless. The scent, due out in September, was created in collaboration with Gaga’s own Haus Laboratories in association with Coty Inc.
The launch will coincide with Gaga’s second Vogue cover, which according to sources has already been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, as WWD reported earlier this week.
Rather than the traditional olfactive structure of top, middle and base notes, Fame relies on what’s being called “push-pull technology,” where the ingredients interact harmoniously together — free from any hierarchy. The scent features three main accords: dark, sensual light (inspired by belladonna, the deadly nightshade); opulence (a fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar), and whispers magnificence (a floral layer of crushed tiger orchid and jasmine sambac).
The bottle was designed in collaboration with Nick Knight and the ad campaign was directed and photographed by Steven Klein.
Even the press release contained Gaga’s personal touch. She wrote, “Enjoy the first-ever fragrance from Haus Laboratories. Fame, a beautiful prospect with a dark heart. X Gaga.”
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)