Gaga Goes GaGa for Pace Alumnus’ Work

You may think that we use any excuse we can to get Lady Gaga in the Pulse, and you may usually be right, but this time we’ve got the scoop on a recent Pace graduate that she’s caught in a plaid romance with.


Alright, so Lady Gaga probably wouldn’t be caught in Rolling Stone or on the Today Show in plaid, but she did pick Pace alumnus and budding designer Asher Levine ’10 to custom create some pieces for her over the last few months. No, Levine is not responsible for the infamous meat dress, but this one’s just as juicy: The white straightjacket coat/dress she wore during her Today Show performance and the black motorcycle jacket seen in her July Rolling Stone feature were Levine originals.

And to think, just a few months ago Levine was walking the red carpet at Pace University Commencement before hitting the sketch pad and sewing machine to come up with some signature Gaga looks. Over the past couple of months he’s been featured everywhere from MTV.com to W Magazine’s Editors Blog.

So, why Pace and not Parsons? “I knew how to make clothes, I needed to know accounting, marketing, and all the things fashion school leaves out,” Levine said.

Check out the Asher Levine fall and spring collections here.