Lady Gaga ARTPOP shredded bin bags dress goes on public display in Women Fashion Power show

By Culture24 Reporter | 21 January 2015

Lady Gaga creation joins dresses of Princess Charlene of Monaco and Vivienne Westwood in Design Museum fashion exhibition

A photo of a female performer wearing an elaborate black dress made out of bin bags
© Design Museum
A dress made from shredded bin bags, worn by Lady Gaga for a TV promo of her ARTPOP album and at the artRAVE launch of the record, has become the latest towering exhibit in the Design Museum’s Women Fashion Power show.

Standing alongside a cast including Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood and Shami Chakrabarti, the dress is the latest addition to the exhibition curated by architect Zaha Hadid.

© Design Museum
British designer Gareth Pugh created the torn black look for Lady Gaga in his London studio. Made from wool, leather, cotton mesh and black polythene, it was first seen on a catwalk at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, in Paris, in late 2013.

“This was one of several looks made entirely of shredded bin bags, which was at heart an attempt to make something beautiful and luxurious from a material that is extremely inexpensive and ephemeral," said Pugh, adding the dress was "something that is destined to be discarded from its very conception."


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