Feb 27, 2011

Lady Gaga, Thierry Mugler, Zombie Boy and Born this Way

It's always cool to see different sides of an artist- this is super cool.   Lady Gaga collaborated with Thierry Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti to produce this video which supposedly contains bits of 'Born This Way' but sounds like a completely different piece of music to me....and with the help of 'Zombie Boy' Canadian Rick Genest...well it becomes fashion genius:

Club kids, beware: Lady Gaga's new bass-pumping anthem will have you hitting the dance floor in a matter of mere beats. View the video above to listen to the pop queen's newest song, in a short, somewhat shocking and amazing film that is being shown exclusively on StyleList.com and Mugler.com.

Here's the backstory: The house of Mugler is newly under the creative direction of Nicola Formichetti, Gaga's costume cohort and personal stylist.

The soundtrack was remixed by Mother Monster herself especially for Formichetti's first menswear show, which took place yesterday in Paris. Gaga calls him "Fashion's Freedom."

"I love him, my friend the genius, my collaborator, more more than any piece of clothing or closet I possess. But don't tell him I said that, he'll die. He picked them all out," she said in a statement at the show.

For the sexy and moody fashion film, which was directed by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco, Formichetti tracked down an unlikely muse in Canadian model Rick Genest. After seeing the skeleton-tattooed "Zombie Boy" on Facebook, Formichetti flew to Montreal to shoot the video above. It is interspersed with clips from yesterday's runway presentation.

It features Genest, aka Rico, peeling off slick black paint to reveal his impressive body art and also dancing in a strands of pearls to Gaga's infectious house music.

Gaga remixed the song specifically for the occasion. It is a track from her new album, "Born This Way," which is set to be released in May.

Meanwhile, check out these 10 portaits of Lady Gaga before she was Lady Gaga, and the video AOL Sessions recorded when she dropped by our offices to sing "Poker Face."

For more of Gaga's crazy collaborations with Nicola Formichetti, check out the singer's style evolution below:
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See the star's transformation from a teen with big dreams to a trend-setting, boundary-pushing icon

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