Natali Germanotta is the 19-year-old sibling to mammoth pop star Lady Gaga. She made a cameo in her big sister’s “Telephone” video, and was her date to the CFDA Awards, where Lady Gaga told the crowd while accepting her Fashion Icon prize that Natali had just started at Parsons. (Imagine the admissions officers getting that application.) Considering she shares parents with the fashion industry’s favorite person (outside of Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama, that is), how could she not have a rollicking, boldface career in fashion? She’s off to a heady start, reports WWD, already in the running to design costumes for the show Simon Says, which opens off-Broadway in New York this fall.
But what is Natali “Baby Gaga” really like? Is the dark lipstick and goth look a gimmick imposed by “Grown-up Gaga” or is it coming from her heart?