Then the bombshell was dropped, 'Lady Gaga is in the building'. If that wasn't enough of a surprise then came 'and the clothes, Michael Jackson's back catalogue. The Thriller jacket and glove are down there.'
Behind us, hanging on rails as if they were any other designer pieces, was Michael Jackson's wardrobe within touching distance. A line of dressers stood quietly guarding the costly clothes (their value to be determined at auction in Beverly Hills this December).
On the opposite side on tressel tables, or in one rather large feathered head piece's case a San Pellegrino cardboard box, sat Treacy's spectacular designs. Swarovski elements adorned Nicholas Kirkwood's shoes and rings the size of fists, that would give Magpies palpatations, glistened. The simple, glossy make-up was by MAC and the sleek hair by FUDGE.
Enter Lady Gaga, her face almost entirely covered by a floral Treacy design, came in with her entourage. 'I'm so excited' she squealed to Treacy who walked alongside her.
She tried on a large blue ring that Treacy pointed out to her, had a quick look at the pieces and with that she was gone. Rumour had it she was set to perform. Which she did in a way.
She didn't sing. The soundtrack was left to Michael for who, along with Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, the show More