Lady Gaga Opens Holiday Workshop For Barney’s
Lady Gaga has opened her first style workshop in the heart of Barney’s flagship department store in New York City.
Gaga’s fans can experience a piece of “Mother Monster’s” creative mind via whimsical store installations (featured in the holiday windows and on the fifth floor) and citywide promotions for a holiday collaboration that runs until January 2.
Women’s Wear Daily reports as the final preparations were under way for the workshop’s grand opening yesterday, the singer sat for interviews amid the shop’s finger-shaped lollipops, clawlike stockings and infant-sized leather biker jackets.
“We tried to bridge the spirit of Madison Avenue with the spirit of downtown New York pop punk culture and create a space that had a range of prices—some very affordable gifts and some gifts that were more expensive,” said Gaga, who wore a white couture Chanel dress with a skirt of nearly Victorian proportions. She dutifully noted that 25 percent of the shop’s sales would go to her Born This Way Foundation. “This would not be possible without them,” Gaga said when talk turned to the patient monsters outside. “Yes I have fun fashion ideas and have a knack for trinkets, but the truth is if the love of the fans didn’t mean something powerful from a cultural standpoint, coming to Barneys to buy Gaga presents wouldn’t mean anything. They wanted to come here for an experience that they could enjoy together.”