Gaga Debuts Flying Dress at 'Artpop' Release Party

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

November 11, 2013

Lady Gaga made a giant leap for fashion at her Artpop release party yesterday, unveiling the world's first flying dress.

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The 27-year-old Grammy winner demonstrated the mobile evening wear, named Volantis, taking it about 70 inches in the air to the oohs and aahs of the crowd.

"I wanted to make today about something even more important to me, and that something is the youth of the world," said Gaga, who was a part of Volantis' development since its inception.

Gaga explained that the original idea was for dress to fly around her in pieces carried by drones.

"I said to the tech house, 'But what if we all flew?'" said Gaga. "And that's where it all began."

In celebrating the release of Artpop, available now, the event also included other Gaga creations that she designed in collaboration with artists such as Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Inez and Vinoodh, Robert Wilson and Benjamin Rollins Caldwell.

"I think it's absolutely amazing what she's doing," said Benjamin Rollins Caldwell. "Collaboration between different artists is so happening right now in the art world, and to bring it into the pop scene is just so incredible. It's such a profound statement."

Additionally, Gaga performed a mini-concert at #ArtRave, which you can now watch below!



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