[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] might be keeping a low profile as she preps the release of her forthcoming album, but next month, the pop star will be hitting the stage — in the form of wax, that is. On Thursday (November 4), it was announced that Madame Tussauds is set to unveil a series of distinctly styled Gaga wax figures in eight of its worldwide museum locations on December 9.
To ensure spot-on looks, the creators of the Gaga wax figures have been working with the pop star's favorite fashion designers. Madame Tussauds had a variety of options when choosing the eight distinct outfits for figures of the ever-evolving fashion icon, which will be launched in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
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target="_blank">a press release, all eight of the wax figures are being created by a team in West London. As with all of the museum's additions, the singer's figures were sculpted with clay before being molded in wax. Once formed, a team of expert artists and stylists remade the singer's signature looks. After four months of work, each wax replica is estimated to cost more than $300,000, resulting in a grand total of $2.4 million for the entire Gaga set.
"As one of the biggest and most unique talents in the world, Lady Gaga is the perfect subject for the biggest figure launch in Madame Tussauds' history," the release says. "All of the styles being worked on are classic Gaga and we're sure her fans will be delighted with the unique looks when we unveil the figures next month."
The featured styles will be: Lady in Lace (The Brit Awards 2010), Telephone (Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, March 2010), Harlequin (Grand Intercontinental Hotel Seoul, South Korea), Kinky Boots (Hakkasan restaurant, London), Mini Mouse (BBC Radio 1 studios, London), Hair Hat (Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas), Wired "wing"
dress with lightning "eye" (Wetten, dass..? gameshow, Germany) and Big Hair (Phoenix Hotel, Denmark).
Gaga's "little monsters" should be familiar with most of the styles, as they suggested the looks they'd like to see replicated.
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