Lada Gaga wears Toon Geboers
Yesterday Lady Gaga left her London hotel in a silk Toon Geboers dress. This is not the first time the new Queen of Pop promotes Belgian up and coming talent. In her video for Telephone, she rocked an Emilie Pirlot hat dress together with Beyonce. Toon graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in June 2010 with his collection titled Wednesday, inspiration being of course Wednesday Addams of the fabulous The Addams Family series and movies. ILOVEBELGIUMBLOG
The black and white silk dress Gaga was wearing featured the The Addams Family house as a centrepiece of a large tower clock. Toon is an haute couture adept that's for sure. Other pieces from his graduate collection were made of tufted tulle, a new technique he developed together with the Tilburg Textile Museum. The tufted tulle black and white skirt with Thing in the front and a large bow in the back took no more than 100 hours to make. Toon dreams to work for Chanel Haute Couture, Dior Haute Couture or Givency Haute Couture. He's well on his way now! You can see Toon at work and talking about his collection in this interview by Cobra TV (the interview is in Dutch but it's great to enter this young talent's universe). The series of pictures of Toon's graduate collection was made by young and upcoming Belgian photographer Zeb Daemen, already featured on I Love Belgium.