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Lady Gaga, Queen of Fashionology

Ok, so a few weeks ago I named Hussein Chalayan as the King of fashionology and now it’s time to announce the Queen. The crown goes to Lady Gaga.

This girl is a lot more involved in the technology industry than people may realise. She is the creative Director for Polaroid, has her own Beats by Dre headphones and even more recently released a Bluetooth head set with her picture on it (see below).

To top that she even sings about telephones and video phones, I think she is closet gadget geek!

Gaga is more famous, however, for her very bold fashion statements, and of late, they have been taking more of a Fashionology shape. Back in March when she appeared on the Jonathan Ross show she wore a telephone on her head – crazy but it worked, as do most of Gaga’s ensembles.

But the dress that really had the wow factor, the one that is possibly my favourite is ‘The Living Dress’ that she debuted at the Echo Arena in Liverpool earlier this year. She announced via Twitter that she would be debuting the latest creation from the Haus of Gaga, one inspired by our very own Fashionology King’s shape shifting dresses.

The Living Dress, was a beautiful and extravagant, iridescent creation which mechanically parted at the front to reveal her legs. It featured moving wings and a headpiece that made Gaga look almost angelic as she sang “I’m So Happy I Could Die.”

We eagerly await more Fashionology exhibitions from our Queen Gaga!

Living dress image credit: Luke

Bluetooth headset via Engadget

Hussein Chalayan – King of Fashionology

Surfing YouTube can bring up some real gems and Hussein Chalayan is definitely the shiniest in my Fashionology books! Over the years he has pushed the boundaries of fashion and created collections that can be better described as pieces of art.

He makes technology beautiful and even Lady Gaga is a fan – the telephone themed dress she wore on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross was designed by him! I have listed a few examples of my favourite pieces below…

Transformer dresses

His 2007 collection displayed at Paris Fashion Week was composed of dresses that morphed into other outfit entirely!

A model was standing on the runway in a long geisha-like dress; after the model pauses to pose, we presume, the dress starts to twitch. Before you know it has restructured, folded into itself and transformed in to a short cocktail dress. Genius! [VIDEO]

Video dresses

That same year Chalayan sent his models down the catwalk in futuristic video dresses that acted as screens for the colourful, swirly video clips. His autumn Fashion Week 2007 collection was lit up by these chameleon video dresses and glowing astronaut-like helmets, worn by the likes of Agnes Deyn. [VIDEO]

Laser dresses

Chalayan also wowed fashionistas on the front row of his Swarovski show in Tokyo in 2008. He created dresses covered in crystals and lit them up with vibrant red laser beams; the pieces when lit looked like burning embers. [VIDEO]

Silicone dress

More recently in his spring 2009 collection Hussein featured Latex moulded dresses that looked as if they were being blown away! [VIDEO]

Just imagine it as fashion of the future; you go to work in one outfit and with the click of a button your mundane office clothes transform into a cute LBD and you’re ready to hit the town!

Hussein Chalayan you have been crowned, and the Fashionology blog salutes you!

Image credit: internets_dairy