Natali Germanotta is the 19-year-old sibling to mammoth pop star Lady Gaga. She made a cameo in her big sister's "Telephone" video, and was her date to the CFDA Awards, where Lady Gaga told the crowd while accepting her Fashion Icon prize that Natali had just started at Parsons. (Imagine the admissions officers getting that application.) Considering she shares parents with the fashion industry's favorite person (outside of Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama, that is), how could she not have a rollicking, boldface career in fashion? She's off to a heady start, reports WWD, already in the running to design costumes for the show Simon Says, which opens off-Broadway in New York this fall.
But what is Natali "Baby Gaga" really like? Is the dark lipstick and goth look a gimmick imposed by "Grown-up Gaga" or is it coming from her heart?
As a Convent of the Sacred Heart high school student, she interned for Allison Parris and pitched in backstage at the designer’s fall 2010 show.
...Parris said of her former intern, “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. She is so nice and so easy to work with. She is such a great girl.”
So she's black lipstick and razor-blade shades to the core, perhaps. No photos of her wearing Abercrombie in high school have surfaced, at least.