Gaga’s Workshop: Barneys New York

On November 21st 2011, special guest and Gaga Workshop collaborator Nicola Formichetti (Creative Director of Thierry Mugler/Lady Gaga Fashion Director) watched along with invited guests, as Lady Gaga opened the rope into her very first workshop at Barneys New York. The most anticipated workshop is finally here… and here I am to take you on a virtual tour.

Entrance to Gaga’s Workshop (Barneys New York)
Gaga prop (Barneys New York)
Edibles stand (Barneys New York)

As I made my way to Barneys New York with my trusty HopStop app, I was totally psyched by the outdoor design, Lady Gaga’s mouth resembled a circus carnival. Immediately, I made my way in, hopped on the elevator, up to the workshop floor. The first thing I saw as the elevator door opened was a colossal Miss Gaga prop. The second mouth in Gaga’s Workshop was by some fun edibles.

Candy shelf (Barneys New York)
Candy shelf (Barneys New York)

So into the second mouth I went and discovered a wall of candy, candy and more candy. I’m a huge fan of gummy bears and sweet & sours and, well, here’s a shelf full of them!

Plush Gaga Monsters (Barneys New York)
Gaga tee (Barneys New York)
Gaga tote (Barneys New York)
Gaga candles (Barneys New York)

Wondering about I found plush Gaga monsters, Gaga tees, studded leather jackets, Gaga totes and even Gaga candles in blue, black, white and navy.

Alexander McQueen Armadillo earrings (Barneys New York)
Noritaka Tatehana boots (Barneys New York)
Poppy: Lipstick Queen in “Sinner” (Barneys New York)

What Gaga collection would be complete without Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoes? Well, maybe not the real shoes, but earring versions in bright colors like red, blue and yellow. Nearby were more shoes, but this time they were the real thing, glass-encased Noritaka Tatehana heel-less boot originals for $4k. Cosmetics brand Poppy created a Gaga lip-shade in a swirly black-red called Lipstick Queen, color name “Sinner.”

A-Morir by Kerin.Rose gloves (Barneys New York)
Bracelet stand (Barneys New York)

Chanel’s Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld is simply enamored with leather half-finger driving gloves and apparently so is Gaga, but with her own Gaga twist. Spiked, embellished half-finger leather driving gloves lay on display in a glass case by famed A-Morir by Kerin.Rose. Other accessories up for grabs were funky bracelets and cuffs.

Gaga ornament stand (Barneys New York)
Gaga Christmas ornament (Barneys New York)
Gaga key-chain (Barneys New York)
Gaga snow-globe (Barneys New York)

Towards the end of Gaga’s Workshop, I stumbled across letter blocks spelling G-A-G-A with adorable Gaga Christmas ornaments and key-chains and beside that were Gaga snow-globes.

As we approach the Christmas season, Barneys New York is proud to give 25% of sales from all items featured in Gaga’s Workshop to the Born This Way Foundation, which “will focus on youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues such as self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development and will utilize digital mobilization as one means to create positive change.”  Born This Way Foundation

I strongly suggest those of you who live close to Barneys New York to hurry on over and experience this workshop for yourself, but if you can’t make the trip, feel free to experience the workshop online via Gaga’s Workshop: Collection

Happy Holidays!

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