Lady Gaga has been granted access to Versace’s fashion archives. 
The singer, 26, was photographed with Donatella Versace in Milan last week wearing a number of the brands past pieces.
Gaga wore a risqué Versace safety pinned dress to check out of her Milan hotel last week. The garment was credited with initiating Liz Hurley’s rise to fame during the Nineties. Hurley wore the dress to the Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere in 1994, alongside then boyfriend Hugh Grant. It was displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2002, and has since been voted the second most iconic dress of the past fifty years- beating Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Breakfast At Tiffanys’ number and Princess Diana’s wedding dress.

Prior to this, the ‘Edge of Glory’ singer had been spotted in a red gown with a bondage-like bodice, originally seen in one of Gianni Versace’s 1992 collections.
She later made a public appearance from the House of Versace’s balcony with Donatella by her side. The pair looked strikingly similar, showing off matching platinum blonde locks. Despite claiming that as a designer, 'I look at the future, I never look at the past’, Donatella referenced past Versace dresses in her collaboration with H&M last year in order to create an ‘iconic’ collection.

It is to early to see why Lady Gaga has been seen in so much retro Versace, but reports indicate it may have Terry Richardson's involvement. Richardson and Gaga collaborated on a photography book last year.

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