Natali Germanotta and Lady Gaga at the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards.
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As if the fashion chops of Lady Gaga weren’t genetic, the entire blog-world is absolutely a-titter with the news that her little sister Natali wants to grow up and be a designer. To that, we give a big fat duh. The dark-haired beauty (who is younger, but kind of looks older, right?) tags along with Gaga every now and again, playing the girl who gets in a fight in “Telephone” and appearing next to her big sis in an all black ensemble, complete with a leather bustier, when Gaga showed her butt (literally) at the CFDA Awards in June. Apparently, as Women’s Wear Daily reports, her furious note-taking wasn’t just for memories: She is a freshman at New York’s Parsons The New School for Design, studying fashion. When she was still at Convent of the Sacred Heart (Gaga’s an alumna as well), Natali interned for designer Allison Parris and even pitched in backstage at a fall fashion show.
Parris reported to WWD that the spike-covered apple does not fall far from the 10-inch-heeled tree: “Natali has an edgier sense of style like her sister. Initially when she went to the Grammys a few years ago, she wore one of our little lace trapeze dresses, but she styled it up with leather and hardware.” Aww. Mini, less-mermaid-like Gaga! And we will get to see Nat at work this fall, when her couture will appear as costumes onstage for an off-Broadway show Simon Says, set to premiere in NYC. Little Monsters, get tickets soon, because it’s practically certain that Natali’s big sis will show up for a night or two.