Lady Gaga Covers Up for London Fashion Week

Islamic Fashion She’s no stranger to hitting the headlines with her usually outrageous and revealing outfits. But even when Lady Gaga covers up, she still courts controversy. The Bad Romance singer trod on dangerous ground, by wearing a burka-style outfit to Philip Treacy’s London Fashion Week show on Sunday night. The 26-year-old singer covered everything but her eyes in the outfit, which saw Gaga wear a pale pink jewelled headdress, brown silk scarf around her mouth and a large coat-like ensemble adorned with fur tails. Towering white lace up platform boots completed the eccentric look as Gaga left the Royal Courts of Justice in London some time after attending milliner Phillip Treacy’s London Fashion Show. But Gaga’s outfit is likely to cause controversy in more than just one way. In addition to drawing comparisons to a burka – the full body veil often worn by Muslim women – Gaga was also recently slammed by animal rights charity PETA for wearing fur, who are unlikely to be happy with her most recent ensemble. Earlier this week Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, sparked a backlash amongst her usually devoted fans by defending her right to wear fur.

The singer, famous for her ‘meat dress,’ refused to say whether the ‘fur’ coats she regularly wears are real or fake. And she came out in support of ‘fabulous’ Kim Kardashian, who earlier this year was flour bombed on the red carpet for wearing fur. ‘I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn,’ Gaga explained This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. ‘I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially as I have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. ‘ ‘You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.’ In a post on her website she told her fans that she respected their views and even supported animal rights. But in a move which has enraged some fans, she also attacked Peta’s campaign against fur. ‘I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life, Gaga wrote. ‘I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. ‘Particularly one that I respect. Animal Rights. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals.’ She concluded: ‘I respect your views, please respect mine.  And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.’ Animal rights organization PETA openly criticised Gaga after she was photographed wearing a series of fur jackets in recent weeks, with PETA’s vice president Dan Matthews accusing reminding the singer of previous comments she made about fur. ‘Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen [DeGeneres]: “I hate fur and I don’t wear fur,”‘ Matthews wrote on a statement on PETA’s website. ‘I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat?’ The star had earlier arrived at the Treacy show looking equally striking in a flamboyant floral headpiece, strapless green dress, leggings and matching lace up boots, taking a seat in the front row. The New Yorker wowed onlookers with the multicoloured creation which left only a small part of her face poking through. Earlier, in another costume change, the fashion-crazy star sported a futuristic hot pink cape which completely covered her eyes, as she took to the stage to declare the event officially open. Aside from a pair of towering silver platform boots and a giant blue star-shaped ring by Swarovski, Gaga seemed to be only wearing a nude bodysuit and a pair of blue patterned tights as she took to the catwalk. The Poker Face hitmaker was joined on the front row by a number of other stars, including burlesque performer Dita Von Teese and Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall, who was spotted chatting animatedly to musician Bryan Ferry. Kelly Brook was also in attendance, sporting a nude lacy dress. Treacy’s spring/summer 2013 line featured a collection of futuristic pieces made up of a brightly coloured palette. And some of the more eccentric creations – including a silver sailing ship and a black leaf pattern box design – wouldn’t look out of place in Gaga’s wardrobe. The Irish milliner has previously explained the singer has asked to undertake an internship with him in his design studio. Treacy told The Guardian: ‘She plans to [do an internship]. She’s already visited me. This is what happened: one Monday morning, four burly bodyguards arrived – Lady Gaga’s security team – to check out the security of the building. ‘I looked at them as if to say: what?! Who is going to take a pot shot at Lady Gaga? Anyway, she is young, talented and peculiar – which I like.’ The star later left the fashion bash wearing a pair of giant Mickey Mouse-style ears. She teamed her unusual choice of headgear with a cream crystal-adorned tuxedo jacket, a black shirt and black leggings. Source:

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