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Gaga's Workshop Officially Opened at Barneys Last Night

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Last night, fans gathered hours in advance in preparation for the opening of Gaga's Workshop at the Barneys Madison Avenue store. Dressed in their best glitter, faux fur, and 10-inch spike heels, the crowd, featuring a surprisingly large number of families, stood in the cold and chanted along to the singer's famous songs, which were being played on accompanying flat screens. Every time a car passed with remotely tinted windows, the excited little monsters roared. At one point, they cheered a bright blue garbage truck.

Meanwhile, inside the party, celebrities like Blake Lively and Neil Patrick Harris got an early look at the Workshop, which carries Gaga-themed merchandise ranging from $35 eggs (a nod to her Grammy Awards entrance) to $1,630 necklaces from Erickson Beamon. "The designs," writes Eric Wilson in the Times, "are fascinating and slightly demented."

Eventually, Lady Gaga emerged from inside the building to greet her adoring onlookers and to officially cut the ribbon. The workshop officially opened to the public at midnight. Among the customers who finally gained entrance were the ladies of WreakHavocNYC, who waited three hours to get in and described it as "the grown-up version of FAO Schwarz."
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· Inside the Lady Gaga Workshop [WreakHavocNYC]

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