Lady Gaga's crazy Philip Treacy tribute

by Chloe Mac Donnell

Lady Gaga and Philip Treacy Rex

Ushered through airport-like security at the Royal Courts of Justice, we took our seats and waited for what was tipped to be the most magical show London Fashion Week had ever seen.

Outside, there was a paparazzi scrum as dozens of photographers tried to capture the stars arriving including Dita Von Teese, Grace Jones, Kim Cattrell, Nick Rhodes and Bryan Ferry.

As the lights dimmed we waited in a hushed silence until there she was, the superstar name that had been on everyone's lips all day, Lady Gaga!

As the Queen of pop stepped onto the marble floor in Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoes and shrouded in floor-length pink mesh we knew we were in for something special. Hailing Philip Treacy 'as the greatest milliner in the world' it was clear after a 13 year absence from LFW the Irish milliner was back with aplomb.

As Gaga took her place, suprisingly content to sit on the floor (the front row was full) an army of all black models led by Alex Wek marched out each wearing a Michael Jackson vintage costume topped with an equally extravagant Treacy headpiece.

Chair dancing along to thumping soundtrack from the late king of pop, it felt more like a concert than a millinery show as we whooped and cheered in delight as hat after hat appeared. But these were more than just your average head toppers.

A perspex helmet, a huge feather creation, a fully working miniature carousel, multi couloured bejeweled full face mask and an alien like LED flashing rimmed headpiece being just some of the highlights. Saving the best for last, Treacy sent a model in a full wire cage down the runway which glowed in time to a gospel choir who slowly appeared singing a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit 'Will You Be There.' 

Surreal, bizzare and utterly memersiming it really was what London Fashon week dreams are made of!

WATCH Lady Gaga in action at Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week show...

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