Tuesday 12 December 2017

Pop queen goes Gaga as she shares a laugh with 'genius' Philip Treacy

Lady Gaga with Philip Treacy
Lady Gaga with Philip Treacy
Lady Gaga with Philip Treacy

Style icon and pop queen Lady Gaga has described Irish hat designer Philip Treacy as a "genius".

Gaga, renowned for her extreme avant garde fashion sense, has worn many of the Galway milliner's creations as her career exploded worldwide, albeit none of them made from raw meat.

Treacy has decked out everyone from royalty to Hollywood stars and after meeting him on a night out in London in recent days the New Yorker gushed about his talent.

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"I feel so lucky the number of brilliant people that I've been blessed to know.

"Philip Treacy is in the genius category, both creative and kind.

"We laughed for hours last night, the best type of London moment, with those you love," she posted on her Instragram account along with a snap of them together.

Gaga was wearing Treacy's unique hats as far back as 2010 when she wore an eye-catching outfit to the Grammy Awards.

On that occasion Treacy collaborated with Giorgio Armani, who handcrafted the rest of her ensemble.

The lightning bolt hat - which appeared to be at least a foot tall - paired with the Armani-sequinned bottoms.

The award-winning superstar tweeted during the ceremony: "Having 'tea' during show in Philip Treacy hat and Armani suit."

Two years later she introduced his collection at London Fashion week with the line: "Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest milliner in the world …Philip Treacy!"

And the Bad Romance singer wore a floral creation and encircled her whole face at the same event.

Gaga, who was in Dublin just two weeks ago as part of her Art Pop Ball tour, has also worn the fancy hats on the Jonathan Ross Show and at the Brit Awards.

Meanwhile, it seems no famous head - from Kate Midleton to Sarah Jessica Parker - can be seen without one of Treacy's designs.

And it seems that it's a lucrative business. Earlier this year it was revealed that his London-based company, Philip Treacy Ltd, had grown its cash pile to €315,000 by the end of June 2013.

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