Latex, PVC and Leather clothing and accessories
For a long time latex and PVC clothing have discreetly belonged to alternative lifestyle enthusiasts, while leather has been the favourite outwear for bikers. But lately, leather, latex and PVC clothing are coming strong to mainstream fashion and becoming increasingly popular.
One of the reasons while latex and PVC clothing are coming out of the alternative scene to become high street mainstream wear is because celebrities have been sporting outfits in these materials not only for their public appearances but also for everyday wear as is the case of Lady Gaga who has been seen walking around the streets of London wearing latex and PVC clothes.
Given the increasing popularity of Latex, mainstream media such as Maxim have portrayed Lady Gaga wearing clothing and accessories that previously only belonged to the alternative scene. Between the two of them, they are bringing latex and PVC clothing into mainstream fashion.
Latex and rubber clothes are incredibly sexy, they are like a second skin. Latex and PVC clothes and accessories are becoming widely spread to the point that now they are not limited to alternative shops. Nowadays you can find latex and PVC clothing in mainstream sites such as ebay and Amazon, even mainstream fashion designers are using these materials for their collections as was seen lately at London’s fashion week.
- Lady Gaga Bio at her Official Site
Gaga is the girl who at age 4 learned piano by ear. By age 13, she had written her first piano ballad. At 14, she played open mike nights and was teased for her quirky, eccentric style
Lady GaGa: Maxim Photo Shoot July '09
Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen:
Lady Gaga loved Alexander MacQueen’s creative genius and she wore several of his designs for her Bad Romance video.
Look carefully at the Bad Romance video below and you will see that the little black dress Lady Gaga wears in the beginning, the gold origami dress and the reptilian sequined dress with a bubble skirt are all Alexander McQueen’s creations from his Spring 2010 collection. Also notice the sky high McQueen’s armadillo jewel incrusted shoes that she wears.
But this was not the first time that Lady Gaga and Alexander McQueen worked together. For the cover of her "Dance In The Dark" single -pictured on the right- she was already wearing a gold covered shrug from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2007 collection to complement the looks of her fetish mask.
Bad Romance video. Gaga wearing an Alex Noble red outfit
The Bad Romance video
The official video for Gaga's, "Bad Romance" is awesome, psychotic and above all, the high of fetish wear. The story behind the video is entertaining and amusing featuring Gaga being kidnapped by evil supermodels and sold to the mafia. The song is catchy, but what I like the most about Gaga’s video, are all the beautiful clothing and accessories that she wears. From the opening scene with white PVC suits and matching fingerless gloves and masks, to the beautiful dresses, bodysuits and the masks and gags worn by the men.
Bringing latex clothing into Mainstream Music videos
Lady Gaga wearing a mask at the Isle of MTV Malta special press conference
Gaga wearing mask and PVC gloves
Lady Gaga meets the Queen wearing a red latex Atsuko Kudo dress
Lady Gaga Meets the Queen wearing a red latex dress from European Fetish Award designer Atsuko Kudo
For those of you not familiar with the fetish scene, Atsuko Kudo is a leading designer of Couture Latex clothing, winner of the European Fetish Award for best fetish design 2008/2009. So now that you know Atsuko Kudo, guess what? When Lady Gaga met the Queen she wore an amazing red latex Atsuko Kudo dress especially designed for her performance at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance.
This lady is certainly bringing Latex Couture into mainstream wear and Royal circles.
Lady Gaga at the Royal Variety Performance wearing a red latex Atsuko Kudo dress
Get the Lady Gaga look without being over the top
If you love the Lady Gaga outfits, but like me, you cannot afford or indeed dare to wear those beautiful designer dresses, there are lots of little details that you can incorporate in your wardrobe to get that sexy fetish look without looking over the top.
Add PVC or leather gloves for a funky, mysterious and sexy look
For example, look at the opening scene of the Bad Romance video, notice the fingerless white opera gloves. I have a pair of these fingerless PVC gloves in black, a present from a Dominatrix friend, they are perfect to add a touch of glamour and naughtiness to any outfit. I have worn mine on several occasions, from nightclubs to more formal appointments with great success. Just a glimpse of these gloves under my winter coat and people are already excited wondering what else I am wearing under my coat.
The white corset at the opening scene is also a good bet. You can wear it for clubbing or everyday use if you dress it down with a pair of jeans and a square jacket.
Latex boots and knee high leather boots are also GAGA
Another easy to implement accessory are the latex boots and the knee high boots in leather. You can wear these in black if you are aiming for a toned down look. Wear them with shorts for clubbing, over your skinny jeans for everyday use or with a dress for a night out in the city.
Why should you consider wearing latex and PVC clothing and accessories?
Because if you are bored of your usual outfits, now you can step into a world of fantasy wearing leather and latex just for fun. A girl who dares wear latex is just saying through her outfit that she is confident enough to wear what she likes, that she is control of her body. Somehow through the use of latex and PVC clothing women can regain power. The world knows that if you are strong headed enough to wear latex and PVC clothing, no one can mess around with you.
Bringing Latex and PVC clothes to everyday wear
Other Gaga Outfits
- Lady Gaga's outfits
Dressed by some of the most famous fashion designers in the world, Lady Gaga is a chameleon who never stops to amaze us with her over the top costumes. She understands the importance of fashion and provocation and exploits it to the limit wearing ou
Gaga in "reindeer" latex costume
Love her or hate her
Anath (author) on June 30, 2012:
I love it! It is original and manages to catch everyone's attention
dobo700 from Australia on June 22, 2012:
Interesting dress style
whoisbid on June 06, 2011:
some awesome stuff and the pictures make it even better
carcar06 on November 20, 2010:
Definitely a crazy one!
shyanne clevenger on October 27, 2010:
i love lady gaga she my model and my life i love you gaga peace
tannchs2 on October 03, 2010:
Nice Hub! Check out mine on Lady Gaga's recent performance with Yoko-Ono
Bedspread on September 14, 2010:
Super unique, yet mostly crazy. I don't really like her style, but i like her attitude.
PierrePierre on September 03, 2010:
Ya? Unique?No one will wear leather and latex clothing and accessories like her.
randyandy on August 31, 2010:
latex and rubber are my favourite fetish of all very sexy
earny123 from Castleford on August 02, 2010:
Hi, enjoyed reading this, looking forward to discovering more of your pages :) hope you can find the time to read some of my own hubs. Lady Gaga and celebrities will feature highly :)
LiamBean from Los Angeles, Calilfornia on June 11, 2010:
I think in her own way she's the counterpart to Marilyn Manson.
matrixgirl from italy on June 04, 2010:
Big talent and perfect styl...
Leather17 from San Jose, California USA on May 11, 2010:
Love having a "fetish"!
Its better then just being vanilla.....
kimberlyslyrics on April 21, 2010:
she is just amazing but what i love the most is the message she is sending growing girls-that its ok to be yourself and it doesnt matter what others think
those that laugh at her only see costumes and individuality, which seems hard to swallow for some-jealousy of that self confidence maybe?
she's inspiring to me
bingskee from Quezon City, Philippines on April 16, 2010:
my daughter's fave artist. i love her figure but not her style. probably because it's not my generation. ;-)
Anath (author) on March 29, 2010:
Maybe latex body painting would be a better option for a hot tropical weather Mardi...
I find her amazing prettydarkhorse!
I think it all depends where you wear it sweetKitten. I could see myself wearing most of those for a night out in one of my favourite London spots ;-)
sweetKitten from England on March 24, 2010:
her fashion is really cool - but I think its all a bit too much for me! ;D
prettydarkhorse from US on March 22, 2010:
great, I like her fashion style,
Mardi Winder-Adams from Western Canada and Texas on March 20, 2010:
She certainly can stand out in a crowd. Not sure how practical that clothing would be in our 100 plus degree summers. Leather, vinyl and PVC will lead to rashes, chaffing and definite discomfort!! Great hub and thanks.
Anath (author) on March 13, 2010:
She does Isabelle, and she looks really hot wearing latex!
Isabelle22 from Somewhere on the coastline on March 11, 2010:
She has a fantastic figure.
Anath (author) on March 09, 2010:
I never thought I would like wearing latex, vinyl or leather Peter, but once I tried them I couldn't go back to do without them! You should try either for you or your lady, you might be pleasantly surprised ;-)
How not to CM!
carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 08, 2010:
Gotta love a lady in leather!
Peter Dickinson from South East Asia on March 07, 2010:
The amazing queen of celibacy. A very interesting hub. Not exactly my favourite fashion...mind you it would depend who was wearing it. Thank you.