Starting year 2016 in the most fabulous way possible. Long awaited Issue of V Magazine, Issue 99 became legendary long before release. 16 magnificent covers and top secret content was revealed just few short days ago. The reason - guest editor of the Issue is Lady Gaga, a living legend herself, wanted to bring to the Issue her very own unique vision of what she views as Fashion influences in her own creative life, featuring those she considers her own Fashion Guard. To my knowledge majority of the Covers have been completely sold out. Prior to it we have received an e-mail from V Magazine congratulating me on making the cut as one of Gaga's Fashion Guard ( believe me, this is something I do not take lightly) and letting us know that complimentary issue is on its way.
And so here it is - fabulously creepy, inspired by American Horror Story, image of Gaga, wearing the hat created by me. There is actually another hat, white hat by Philip Treacy (not a bad company! LOL) nested in the structure. The stylist on the set, Brandon Maxwell, laired head gear to give very unique look and mood to the image. Dressed in Balenciaga and photographed by the legendary duo Inez and Vinoodh. The Issue contains only few hats, vast majority of which are created by Gaga's long time friend and my colleague - Philip Treacy.
It is both thrilling and tiny bit scary to be included in this amazing, magnificent line up of talent. At time feels like a dream. :-) The bar is set extremely high and to say it is extremely challenging to remain on the level of world recognized stars is to say very little. And so, with this Issue, I am welcoming my Atelier into the magnificent 2016! We have several super exciting projects lined up. Of course, when the time is right, you will be the first ones to see the outcome of our effort.