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Lady Gaga unveils ’flying dress’ at NY album fete

Sunday Nov 10, 2013
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Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis transport prototype "flying dress" designed by TechHaus - Studio XO during the ARTPOP album release and artRave event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in New York City
Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis transport prototype "flying dress" designed by TechHaus - Studio XO during the ARTPOP album release and artRave event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in New York City  (Source:Associated Press)

Lady Gaga’s album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear?

The "Applause" singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world’s first flying dress. The contraption lifted her up inside a mammoth building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she held a launch party for her new album on Sunday.

The battery-powered dress has six booms in a hex formation.

The 27-year-old New York entertainer said later that this was "maybe a small step for Volantis" - as she calls the metal dress - but "a big-time step" for Lady Gaga.

She says her ultimate goal is to stage the first musical performance from space.

Her third studio album, "Artpop," will be released worldwide Monday.

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