In this section, I will be comparing and contrasting fashion icons of days gone by with modern fashion icons that are exciting us today

“I want to be a living work of art”


These are the immortal words of the Marchesa Louisa Casati, a wealthy Italian heiress with a wardrobe any girl would die for.

“I am saving the world, one sequin at a time”.


A bold statement from a musician, who takes outrageous to new levels, fashion’s new darling – Lady Gaga.

The Showdown

Lady Gaga’s Living Dress made quite the statement at the Video  Music Awards in 2009 however, the Marchesa beat her to punch by almost 100 years in this extravagant creation.


QUICK FACT: Marchesa sound familiar to you? She is indeed the namesake and inspiration behind incredibly popular red carpet label Marchesa designed by Georgina Chapman and Karen Craig.

Lady Gaga incredible Armani Prive gown is out of this world, outer space to be precise, however she is not reaching the heights that the Marchesa does in this chandelier-inspired number!


QUICK FACT: Lady Gaga’s birth name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and is a drop out of the famed New York University’s Tisch School of the arts.

Feathers! Beads! Ruffles! These ladies are taking romantic goth to another level, Lady Gaga is a knockout in this Alexander McQueen original!


QUICK FACT: The Marchesa was famous in her day for owning two pet tigers, and was reportedly buried with false eyelashes on.


Reaching dizzying heights with their respective headgear the ladies both show us that sometimes when it come to glamour you either go big or go home!


QUICK FACT: For the Video Music Awards in 2010 Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of raw meat!


Two divas with outrageous, glamorous and thought-provoking style.

Who wins for you?


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