Antwerp fashion student dresses Lady Gaga

Renowned popstar and fashion icon Lady Gaga posted a picture to her Instagram account of her wearing an outfit by Florentina Leitner, a recent graduate from the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. The singer let her more than 45 million followers know that she is a fan of Antwerp fashion. But how the city of Antwerp dress Lady Gaga? Watch the video: 


World famous fans

Antwerp may not have a fashion week like Paris, London, Milan or New York, but Antwerp's fashion still manages to capture the attention of international celebrities. For example, Tilda Swinton often wears creations by Haider Ackermann. Kanye West, in turn, is a fan of Vetements, the label founded by Demna Gvasalia, and Martin Margiela. Former first lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Jake Gyllenhaal have been spotted in creations by Dries Van Noten. And Madonna recently showed off an outfit by Walter Van Beirendonck on her Instagram account.

Now, Florentina Leitner can add herself to the list of Antwerp designers worn by a superstar. Leitner designed the outfit during the coronavirus lockdown on behalf of the city of Antwerp and in collaboration with the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga's stylist. In the past, Lady Gaga has adorned creations by other up-and-coming talent from Antwerp, such as a ring by Dries Criel and a coat by Casper Werner. This most recent post confirms that she is a true fan of Antwerp fashion.


Florentina Leitner designing the dress

Dressed by Antwerp

Antwerp is proud of its reputation as a progressive fashion city. In 2019, the city launched the Dressed by Antwerp campaign. Famous fans of Antwerp fashion like Tom Smith, lead singer of Editors, and Olympic champion Elodie Ouedraogo, posed in new creations by fashion students Nick Haemels and Shuting Qiu. 

This year, the city of Antwerp contacted Tom Eerebout, Lady Gaga's stylist, and the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp to create a sequel to the Dressed by Antwerp campaign. What followed was a memorable collaboration with great results, because now Lady Gaga is dazzling in a creation by Florentina Leitner.

A model wearing the dress, shoes and coat

Fashion city Antwerp

Antwerp breathes fashion. It manages to combine, without complexity, tradition with avant-garde and fixed values with fresh talent, like no other city in Europe. Antwerp is the epicentre of Belgian fashion as well as a breeding ground for inspiration and craftsmanship. The Antwerp Academy attracts unconventional talent from all over the world. The city creates the ideal conditions for cross-fertilisation between musicians, fashion designers, designers and visual artists.

Antwerp is more compact than the huge urban centres of the world and is therefore more personal. Fashion lovers can discover Antwerp's fashion story on foot; concept stores, flagship stores of renowned designers, vintage shops and shops by young designers are all within walking distance of each other.

Read more about Antwerp; retail and fashion capital.