Lady Gaga steals the show in a giant floral headpiece… after opening Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week showcase
00:49 GMT, 17 September 2012
She's known for her fabulously flamboyant sense of style, and her love of particularly eccentric headpieces.
So what better person to open hat designer Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week showcase than the brilliantly bonkers Lady Gaga.
Appearing on stage at London's Royal Courts of Justice this evening (Sunday) wearing a futuristic hot pink cape which completely covered her eyes, the star declared the event officially open.
Eccentic: Lady Gaga donned a flamboyant floral headpiece as she attended Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week showcase
Aside from a pair of towering silver platform boots and a giant blue star-shaped ring by Swarovski, the 26-year-old singer seemed to be only wearing a nude bodysuit and a pair of blue patterned tights as she took to the catwalk.
But Gaga didn't let the attention end there, and ensured she positively stole the show in a flamboyant floral headpiece as she took her seat on the front row.
The New Yorker wowed onlookers with the multicoloured creation which left only a small part of her face poking through.
Kooky: The singer paired her headpiece with an emerald green prom-style dress with velvet detailing
Best seat in the house: Gaga sat pride of place in the front row alongside Treacy himself
Flamboyant: Gaga turned out to support her pal showcase his spring/summer 2013 collection
Teaming her over the top accessory with a jade green velvet-embossed prom-style dress, the star looked wonderfully wacky as she sat chatting to Treacy himself on the front row.
A pair of bottle green heeled boots and glittery leggings finished off Gaga's London Fashion Week look.
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.
Sociable: Gaga sat chatting to her fellow attendees as she prepared to watch the action
Pretty in pink: Gaga opened the Philip Treacy show wearing a hot pink cape
Catwalk queens: The Treacy show featured a number of eccentric creations
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.
Gothic glam: Dita Von Teese opted for a black netted fascinator and velvet peplum dress as she attended the London Fashion Week event
Fashionable friends: Kim Cattrall enjoyed an animated chat with Bryan Ferry as they sat on the front row together
Creations: Some of the designs wouldn't look out of place in Lady Gaga's wardrobe
Futuristic: The showcase featured a number of gold futuristic styles
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.
Quirky: Gaga left the bash wearing a pair of giant Mickey Mouse-style ears and a Swarovski crystal-embossed Michael Jackson glove
She teamed her unusual choice of headgear with a cream crystal-adorned tuxedo jacket, a black shirt and black leggings.
And the Alejandro hitmaker accessorised her ensemble further with a white Swarovski-enmbossed Michael Jackson-style glove, and towering black lace-up boots.
Gaga looked decidedly less flamboyant as she arrived at a London airport this morning on a private jet from her native New York.
Wearing a relatively simple chocolate brown dress, the star piled her locks high on her head and stepped off the plane barefoot.
Jetting in: Gaga looked less flamboyant as she arrived in London on a private jet this morning (Sunday)
Philip Treacy's spring/summer 2013 collection by Tamara Hardingham-Gill
Designer Philip Treacy made a
sensational return to London Fashion Week tonight with a mesmerising catwalk
show which featured only black models.
Popstar Lady Gaga, dressed in one of her trademark veils, opened the stunning
show at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Alek Wek and Jourdon Dunn were among the models who took to the catwalk during
the runway show, which showcased Treacy's Spring / Summer 2013 collection.
Late singer Michael Jackson was featured heavily in the production, and the
models wore some of the star's most iconic outfits – including the red leather
jacket he wore in the video for Thriller.
Jackson's music made up the soundtrack and some of his biggest hits were blared
across the venue, including Will You Be There, Wanna Be Starting Something and
Minnie Mouse style ears, helmets covered in Swarovski crystals and dramatic fascinators featuring
mini-fairgrounds made up some of the outlandish headgear on display for the
audience, which included Dita Von Teese, and Sex and the City
star Kim Cattrall.
Treacy's decision to use only black models is unusual, but considered to be a
positive step by fashion industry experts.
Premier Model Management spokesperson Alex Shah has welcomed
'I think it's a step in the right direction but many
photographers and make-up artists still don't know how to work with black skin.
'The black supermodels of the 1980s like Naomi Campbell and
Iman have certainly made it a lot easier for the new generation but it is still
harder to book black models. They will be used in spring/summer shows, when
there is a tribal theme, but it is much harder in autumn/winter.'
The groundbreaking event, the designer's first London show in ten years, was
dedicated to Treacy's former muse Isabella Blow, who committed suicide in 2007, and Michael Jackson.