Lady Gaga Debuts Flying Dress at artRave

Lady Gaga

Gaga goes airborne. The pop superstar took her fashion to new heights during her artRAVE album release party at Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. To kick off the music and art event, she debuted a prototype of Volantis, the world’s first flying dress, a collaboration with TechHaus and Studio XO.

“We were very excited about this idea of building a flying dress,” said Gaga. “It was sort of humorous and whimsical, and it seemed like the sort of thing I would like to perform in on stage. But then when we started to really work on her, we realized her potential for the world and everyone.”

After hovering above the ground, she gave journalists a tour of the art installations, which she created with famed artists including Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, and Inez & Vinoodh.

The Koons-designed sculpture from the ARTPOP album cover was on display along with four more pieces by the artist.

Wearing white floaties and a mask, Gaga opened her mini-concert with “Aura” and dedicated “Gypsy” to Koons. While seated at a white piano, she delivered an anti-drug PSA before her Rick Rubin-produced ballad “Dope.”

“One of the hardest things that I ever had to give up was drugs and alcohol. I still have a real hard time with it, but I wanted to say something about it tonight because I’ve watched too many great artists, too many friends, go because of those two things,” she said. “I want tonight to be a change. I do not have to be high to be creative. I do not have to be drunk to have a good idea. I can sit with my thoughts and not feel crazy. I can do it without the dope.”

She closed out the evening with her R. Kelly-assisted single “Do What U Want.” “We want to leave you with a whole lot of peace and love this evening,” she said. “Continue to have drinks and gaze into the art. Listen to the music and more importantly spread as much love as you can between one another.”

The event was live streamed on VEVO. Watch highlights below and see the full replay here.

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25 Comments

  1. Brian

    She is still trying with that stupid things. Girl sit your ass down your album is a flop… get to your old route and stop being fake

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    fsa Reply:

    @Brian, damn you mad.

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    Beverly Burns Reply:

    Bradley said I’m dazzled that anyone able to make ($)4242 in a few weeks on the internet. see this>>> F­­B­3­9.ℭ­O­­Ⅿ

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  2. MMG-SUEDE

    Sometimes im just to tired for this lol

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  3. BEDSTUYFLY

    DOPE!

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  4. fa

    sick and tired of her calling HERSELF
    ART
    FAMOUS
    ARTISTIC
    DIFFERENT
    Just shut the fuck up and sing a decent song that does not repeat the same word, spells it, backwards and then some…
    Nothing that she does is innovative, new , relevant …

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  5. Daniel

    A true artist!!

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Daniel, I’m looking everywhere in this post and I simply cannot see this “true artist” of which you speak. True artists don’t rely on gimmicks and obnoxious PR antics to stay relevant.
    /-)

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    Sushi Reply:

    @King Fierce, Like Beyonce? Who relies strutting like a horse, pays photographers to take pics of her during shows and approves which one is good for her image, and not? Ha. Try again. All artists are the same. Beyonce is not an exception.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Sushi, but Beyoncé doesn’t rely in gimmicks TBH. She just needed to release a mediocre song to make y’all HIGHLY pressed. Imagine what she can do with a good song. Your heads will blow

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Andy, She had wings singing “Broken Hearted Girl” in one of her concerts. She came on to stage upside down singing “Naughty Girl”.. Need I say more?!?

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  6. G

    next level. not for basic minds

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    fa Reply:

    @G,
    a NOT basic mind…that would be you?
    LMAO
    Call me basic then!

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @G, I’m sry but you would have to be a basic mind to eat up and celebrate the bullshit she has been shoveling to us for the past 2 albums.
    /-)

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  7. Oh

    She’s starting to look lame. Gaga we get it, you “want” to be different so bad.

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  8. Andy

    nobody but her fans are eating that “out of the box” sh!t. I remember back in ’10 and ’11 that everything she did was spectacular but now we have seen too much of this outrageous dresses and behaviors that we are not impressed. And her “art” is pure bullsh!t. Her album is not near a hit, let alone a classic. I loved tho.

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  9. Rocky

    How man starving, suffering, dying people were effected by the building of this “whimsical dress” ya real cool throwing INSANE ammounts of money away with every new spectical instead of setting an example. And yes, these people do charity but just enough to help them on their tax report and usually to stupid causes. Waste

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    fas Reply:

    @Rocky, @Rocky, how do you know what she spends her money on you presumptuous low life.

    people have different funds for different things. even then people are allowed to invest in whatever they like. and that doesnt give you the right to jump to conclusion on where their other finances go. who are you to lecture her? fucking internet generation, always think they are entitled to an explanation.

    michael jackson bought a 7 figure replica sarcophagus made of pure gold because he liked it. your favorites probably buy expensive things that serve no one but themselves, but you would probably defend them for doing it. at least this is for a show. they dont need your approval to spend money that they earned. wory about your own bank account you loser

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  10. Halo

    BORING!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. tell'em

    She continues to do THE most, without offering any substance nor good music. Let the lemmings continue to buy into that whole “different” gimmick. There’s nothing worth noting here.

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  12. erw

    if this was beyoncr you guys would be talking about how she is slaying.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @erw, Beyonce wouldn’t need to resort to such desperate attempts like Gaga. She is an artist who stays relevant because of her talent and personality which is why she SOLD OUT every show on The Mrs. Carter Show with NO new material. The only reason Gaga made it this far is because she captured much if the gay audience and tried to paint herself as the Gay Savior when all the while she uses the publicity she gets for herself and not to advocate for us gays. Her only talent is that she does a whole lot of nothing in crazy outfits.
    /-)

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  13. kobe

    wtf.. so pointless

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  14. nwhat

    The girl is so boring that she would try anything to get attention

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  15. hmm

    just like ‘high art’ i think her latest work has failed to reach the masses regardless of its strength an significance to her hardcore fans and the artistically tuned community.

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