Lady Gaga, Westwood top London fashion shows
U.S singer Lady Gaga opens the Philip Treacy Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week kicked into high gear Sunday, with a hectic day of shows that culminated in Lady Gaga taking a starring turn on celebrity milliner Philip Treacy's catwalk.
Earlier in the day, punk queen Vivienne Westwood upstaged her own models in a finale that saw her strutting down the runway with a climate change slogan T-shirt.
British designer Vivienne Westwood receives applause during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Fashion doesn't get more theatrical than this.
Day Three of London's twice-a-year style extravaganza was packed with runway previews by some of the capital's most popular designers: Westwood, Paul Smith, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and Alice Temperley.
A model wears a design from the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
But Lady Gaga, in a hot pink, floor-length shroud, stole the show when she opened her friend Treacy's Michael Jackson-themed comeback show. Treacy, who has designed fanciful hats for Gaga as well as countless royals and celebrities, has not shown at the fashion week for a decade.