The living dress was made by Vinilla Burnham but designed by Gaga. It was debuted in 2010. Right before the dress was shown Gaga tweeted, “2nite Haus of Gaga debuts “the living dress” inspired by Hussein Chalayan, as a fashion moment to be performed in “pop show” at Monsterball.” Gaga uses the dress for her Monster Ball Tour. The dress was actually finished just two hours before it was debuted. It took Vinilla Burnham six weeks to make the dress. The fabrics used was used to created the dress are, stainless steel, various forms of nylon fabrics, sheet and rods, different weights of plastic sheeting and coutil for the corset. The dress is actually extremely heavy if you lift it up but when worn the weight is distributed evenly.
In the beginning of a performance where the Living Dress is used, two pieces from Gaga’s breasts cover her face, and, in the Monster Ball, the pieces move out of her face when she starts singing. The headdress opens and closes, and body of the dress opens and closes, revealing her legs, and the train of the dress moves up and down. Gaga says the dress is like, “just like a dragonfly coming out of its shell.”
I love this dress. When I saw Gaga live the dress took my breath away. The fact that it moved astound me. When I saw the dress the stage lifted up and Gaga was their singing, then the dress started to move.