Lady Gaga’s Alexander McQueen Bag is the Least Insane Thing About Her Outfit

Oh, Lady Gaga. Here’s her ladyship exiting her hotel in London, tempting fate and testing the patience of fashion lovers everywhere with a particularly outlandish hat choice. (I enjoy how all the Brits in these pics look particularly blasé about the whole situation.) When regarded individually, everything she’s wearing is pretty amazing, though I contend that her hat belongs in a museum and not on the head of an actual human being, for obvious reasons. Her bag of choice for this outing is a beautiful, glossy black Alexander McQueen Honeycomb Heroine Satchel. You can pick up the tote version of this bag for $3,209 at FarFetch.

Lady Gaga was a friend of the late, great Lee McQueen before his untimely demise, and her song “Fashion of His Love” is a tribute to the designer. She remains an ardent McQueen enthusiast, and made headlines in 2012 when she paid over $130K for a McQueen gown from Daphne Guinness’ personal collection at a charity auction; the most anyone has ever paid for any McQueen item.

Unlike many Alexander McQueen bags, this hobo is rather subdued in its design, offering an extremely classic over the shoulder form. The interior looks spacious enough for everyday use and also the shoulder strap has a 9″ drop. Frankly, if the cost had been reduced, I would need to keep my hands from typing in my shipping information. Buy via Net-A-Porter for $4,645. Designers appear to be attempting to earn velvet happen once more for fall, and despite being a child of the 90s and an unashamed fan of this age’s grungy, highly questionable fashion, I’ve been slow to warm to the almost-trend. I recall having velvet T-shirts and gowns too vividly in elementary school for velvet to be an automatic winner in my head as an adult.But I’m a McQueen fangirl of the maximum order, so that I am willing to think about basically whatever the newest designs using an open mind. If only I knew exactly what “velvet-covered leather” means.I’ve been at the entire handbag item for a couple of years now, and in that time, I have seen almost every leather manufacturing which you can think of. I have never heard leather be clarified as velvet-covered, however, and I have a few follow-up inquiries. Is the velvet applied to the leather, or is it merely a leather bag with a panels of velvet over it? Based on the images, it appears to be the latter, but I’d love it if somebody could work out how to create the prior happen.Either way, this tote appeals to me a great deal. The velvet is lush and matte, and thankfully it’s not the tacky crushed velvet that some manufacturers have employed (hopefully ironically). And you can not argue with this volatile shade of pink — intensely textured materials such as velvet and suede tend to take abundant color better than leather, and the final result is eye-popping. You win again, McQueen.

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