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The European leg of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour started last week in Manchester, where she debuted new costumes by Armani and Prada. Armani made four looks for her, including two sparkly bodysuits, an iridescent mini dress, and a floor-length black patent leather trench coat, WWD reported. Each look was paired with custom shoes and sunglasses. Prada's take on Gaga was a Marie-Antoinette-esque 18th-century-inspired dress of shiny nude plastic-jersey. It seems like it must be fun to dress the Lady, because she's an opportunity for a designer to play around and create something completely insane that somebody will still actually wear.
· Foxy Lady Gaga to Wear Armani and Prada on Tour [WWD, subscription required]