One of the most talked-about pieces on the Atelier Versace catwalk on Sunday night was the crystal adorned mesh hood shown with a white fluffy coat so, understandably, press and couture customers who visited the showroom in the subsequent days were keen to see it in the flesh – but they were disappointed.
Lady Gaga was probably shining its sparkly baubles even as they spoke, since it was by then proudly ensconced in her much talked about wardrobe.
After borrowing it to wear to the post-show Versace dinner, which she attended as the special guest of Donatella, Lady Gaga asked (quite politely, maybe!) if she could keep the one-of-a kind item.
And Versace allowed her to!
Although she is the brand’s current face of their campaign, as well as a close friend of Donatella, Lady Gaga should feel privileged at the gift, since it is fairly unusual for a couture piece to be given away to a celebrity straight after the show.
This is thanks not only to the fact that it is the only one in the world, but also because the craftsmanship involved in its creation mean it would have been excruciatingly expensive (not to mention time-consuming) to make.
And it seems Lady Gaga knew that only too well, since her tweet (and accompanying hash tag) following the dinner denoted just a hint of self-satisfaction.
“Me, Riccardo Tisci, Donatella Versace and Franca Sozzani. In white fur crystal hood #offtherunway,” she tweeted.