Lady Gaga is known for her obstinacy of not wearing pants even when out in public, running errands or meeting with friends for lunch. This also entails a love for underwear, for she has to choose items that look good as outerwear as well. Having been lent samples from the latest Rigby and Peller collection, the singer failed to return all items as she was supposed to, the Huffington Post
The prestigious Rigby and Peller also makes underwear for the likes of the Queen and Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow, so it’s perhaps little wonder that Gaga also wanted to rock a few pairs in an upcoming video. Said and done – yet, when she was done shooting the video, she failed to return all the items she’d borrowed, which clearly left Rigby and Peller with their panties in a bunch (pun intended, of course).
“Rigby and Peller said it sent seven sets from its fall / winter 2010 collection to Gaga so that she could use them in an upcoming music video, but that Gaga only returned three sets in time for the brand’s show, which was held last Thursday. The others were reported AWOL by couriers,” the Post writes. Gaga herself did not even bother to let Rigby and Peller know that she’d decided to keep a few items from those she’d been offered for the video shoot for free.
“They are all hand-made and unique designs that are simply priceless and are not available anywhere in the world so we are really disappointed not to get them back in time for our major showcase of the year. The last we heard the underwear was still AWOL and we are not sure when we will see them again. If we don’t get them back then it could hold up the whole production of our AW10 collection as they are the prototypes,” a spokesperson for Rigby and Peller says, thus making official the accusation that Gaga is somehow responsible for the underwear gone missing.
It’s a known fact that designers and major brands flock to have their products in music videos and on stars doing public appearances. To have someone as visible as Gaga wear the Rigby and Peller underwear in a video is a unique chance for the brand – but not when it comes at the expense of an entire collection, whose production is halted because prototypes are missing.