Models wear creations from Giambattista Valli’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
PARIS (AP) — “I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time,” Lady Gaga once said. And the fashion-inspired singer reigned supreme at the opening of Paris’ luxuriant haute couture shows. Monday marked the first full day of the spring-summer 2014 displays in Paris, including collections from Christian Dior Couture, Giambattista Valli and Schiaparelli.
Here are some key moments and tidbits from the day.
LADY GAGA AT VERSACE
She may not yet have changed the world, but Lady Gaga almost upstaged the clothes at the Atelier Versace couture show on Sunday night.
The slim bottle-blond singer, who sported a black hooded Versace look with draped silk jersey gown, a full train and open back, observed from the front row. She gave a standing ovation to the tiny Donatella Versace — looking like her twin, also in black — as she walked down the catwalk to cap the collection.
Gaga, who featured in Versace’s spring advertising campaign, was responsible for the show soundtrack, with remixed versions of her hits with lyrics such as “I’m skinny and I’m loving it” blasting out.
In fact, skinniness was the defining characteristic of the decadent show. And not just in the super-cinched couture silhouettes. The width of this show’s seating was narrowed to under 30 cm (12 inches), and barely could accommodate a normal-sized human posterior.
INSPIRED BY GRACE JONES
Grace Jones, the iconic singer who often wore hoods, inspired Donatella Versace’s bejeweled couture show.
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