Lady Gaga Lights Up With a Fiber Optic Wig
Lady Gaga has unveiled her latest look: A peroxide blonde wig that lights up like a Christmas tree (or like the LED light dress that we fully expect her to wear with this). In a YouTube vid, the singer explained, "The wig is made out of a mixture of real hair and the finest fiber optics in existence; they move and feel like real hair." According to Gaga, it took more than six months to gestate this Haus of Gaga Artpop creation, "inspired by taking a Disney princess and putting her in a rave." Natch! (Incidentally, you can buy fiber optic extensions for raves; they're all over amazon.com and turn on via a hair clip.)
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When the lights are off, the wig looks like any hair piece, Gaga's fiber optic strands are not obvious. The wig can be plugged into a generator and also into Gaga's lighting board onstage, so that the lighting director on her Born This Way Ball tour can control its glow.
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Honestly, I expect nothing less than fiber optic hair from Gaga at this point, but what did surprise me was how quickly a one-named star was to name-check everyone involved in the wig's conception: "This is a handmade wig by Frederic Aspiras," Gaga said in the video's opening. "And it was an innovation that myself, and [makeup artist] Tara [Savelo], and Frederic came up with, with our friend Chris [Vineyard]." Nice work, team.
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