Lady Gaga's Holiday Workshop Is 'Super Cool,' DJ Says

14 November 2011
Lady Gaga has launched the holiday-themed Gaga's Workshop at Barneys in New York. It was an event that brought out some of the city's biggest fashionistas, many members of the Haus of Gaga (including the event's curator and Gaga's stylist Nicola Formichetti) and the Mother Monster herself.

DJ White Shadow, who produced several tracks on Gaga's Born This Way, was on hand providing tunes for the big shindig.

"They spent a lot of time on the installations," he told MTV News. "I didn't understand what it was until I walked up to it. It's Santa's Workshop, but all Gaga stuff. But the windows are super cool. They had a video installation, they had a mockup of the motorcycle on the [Born This Way] cover that's spinning all the time and a Gaga crystal kingdom."

While the party and Gaga's presence made for a hectic night, White Shadow kept partygoers dancing without any chaos. "I totally skirted around all the insanity," he said. "[Gaga] went one way and I went the other way. I saw her parents and some friends I haven't seen in a while.

"There was some very fashionable people there," he added. "There was a guy that had a mop on his head — like, legit, it looked like a mop — and then there was people like 17 feet tall with a nipple hanging out, and then there's me, someone who hasn't shaved in five days," he joked.

At Gaga's Workshop, there are many products to pick from, ranging from chocolates to leather jackets, but there was one item that really caught White Shadow's eye.

"I just was perusing the goods ... and there were some books that were her favorite books, and they have a special Barneys cover. I was trying to grab small things," he recalled. "But there's these hulking giant candles [in the shape of Gaga's head] that you light from the top. It's like you light the candles in the back and then the wax drips down through the eyes of the candle. So I was pretty impressed with it. I definitely procured one."

If that's not enough Gaga-fied gifts in your life, next week, she's dropping a holiday EP. A Very Gaga Holiday will include four songs that will also be featured on ABC's "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving". What tracks made the final cut? "White Christmas" and "Orange Colored Sky," as well as the BTW tracks "Yoü and I" and "The Edge of Glory," the latter of which White Shadow produced.

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