|How Lady Gaga Launched Designer Sally LaPointe's Career|
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|Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:23|
New York designer Sally LaPointe has quickly earned a reputation for sending out brain-teasting invitations every Fashion Week (a year ago, she sent out hologrammatic mirrors; this season it was minimalist cubes sporting light spectrum trickery). The thought and detail that goes into those totems reflect her overall obsession with "futurism" and science fiction.
So it's no surprise that fellow future-fetishist Lady Gaga has taken a liking to her work – she now wears LaPointe's creations on and off the stage. LaPointe admits that the accelerated level of visibility that comes with brushing shoulders with Gaga (or outfitting those shoulders) is doing publicity wonders for her burgeoning career. But she's unfettered by the fame game itself, instead focusing on outperforming her own expecations every season.
As the designer prepares to show her Spring 2012 collection tonight, she reveals the collection's inspiration board exclusively to Rolling Stone, and provides an introduction to herself to the pop video fans who already, even if unwittingly, recognize her work as synonymous with bold and forward feminine mystique.