Yikes! If you watched the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel last night there is a LOT to talk about but one stand-out has got to be Lady Gaga‘s blood-thirsty performance and that KILLER glove! The show’s costume designer, Lou Eyrich, talked about Gaga’s wardrobe and mentioned the glove’s designer, Michael Schmidt, in the post I did the other day;
“That’s her weapon — her character doesn’t have fangs, so the gloves have these little knives that pop from the fingers, and that’s how she gets the blood. It’s a leather glove covered with 1,000 Swarovski crystals designed by Michael Schmidt, who is a jeweler in Los Angeles. And Ryan wanted it to be like armor, though it also had to be fashionable enough to wear with her outfits.”
Schmidt is an old friend of The Wow Report and one of THE go-to guys for custom rock star pieces. Just this year he’s made Madonna a custom guitar strap for her Rebel Heart Tour, metal mesh tanks for hot-as-hell Lenny Kravitz and Janet Jackson‘s Unbreakable tour features his one of a kind eagle hand-cuff and custom white and gold bracelets. Check out his amazing work here.
Btw, he told me that the Gaga glove is actually made from silver and 11,000 Swarovski crystals, not 1,000… not SUCH a big deal, really. That is unless you are sewing them on, that is. Check it out in action, below in Michael’s Instagram video…
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