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Published: Monday, 11/11/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

Gaga unveils ‘flying dress’

Singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as world’s first.

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Honoree Lady Gaga attends the 23rd Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York. Honoree Lady Gaga attends the 23rd Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York.
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NEW YORK — Lady Gaga’s album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear?

The “Applause” singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world’s first flying dress. The contraption lifted her up inside a mammoth building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she held a launch party for her new album on Sunday.

The battery-powered dress has six booms in a hex formation.

The 27-year-old New York entertainer said later that this was “maybe a small step for Volantis” — as she calls the metal dress — but “a big-time step” for Lady Gaga.

The dress was controlled by a technician she referred to as her “pilot.”

On Sunday, it rose to about 70 inches, “but we’re still testing it,” said designer Nancy Tilbury, creative director of London-based Studio XO that worked with engineers and Lady Gaga on the creation.



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