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.
The Disco Stick is one of the first creations of the Haus of Gaga in 2008. It’s first appearance was at clubs. The term “Disco Stick”
was used in a catch phrase in a bar. Gaga explains it as, “I was in a bar in New York and I said to this guy I was hitting on ‘I wanna take a ride on your disco stick’ and he just started laughing.” In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine Gaga explained the meaning and the inspiration for the song “LoveGame“. One line that they asked about was “Let’s have some fun this beat is sick / I wanna take a ride on your disco stick.” Gaga’s answer to the question was, “It’s another of my very thoughtful metaphors for a cock. I was at a nightclub, and I had quite a sexual crush on somebody, and I said to them, ‘I wanna ride on your disco stick’. The next day, I was in the studio, and I wrote the song in about four minutes. When I play the song live, I have an actual stick — it looks like a giant rock-candy pleasuring tool — that lights up.”
Gaga actually made her own disco stick with Dada (I have talked about Dada or Mathew in an earlier post). On the top is crushed acrylic plastic formed into a dome like shape. The inside of it consists of 18 small LEDs which let off the bright blue-ish white-ish light. inside the chrome pole are batteries, which can be accessed by unscrewing the bottom part of the disco stick.To turn the light on, there is a small back button. It then has an thick long black tube to protect it, which has crushed frozen acrylic at the top. Since the creation of the Disco Stick, Lady Gaga has used when performing LoveGame. The Disco Stick was seen in The Fame Ball tour in the songs: Just Dance, LoveGame and occasionally Beautiful, Dirty Rich. In The Monster Ball it’s only used during LoveGame. But it was used as a video camera in the new version of The Monster Ball where Gaga is doing a skit with fans.
In a skit on Saturday Night Live, Gaga and Madonna get into a staged cat-fight, over who is more popular and attractive. During the struggle, Madonna yells: “What the hell is a Disco Stick?“, referencing the controversy over the item’s concept.