We've received some exciting fashion and music news today - Armani are designing Lady Gaga's wardrobe for her forthcoming Born This Way Ball tour!

The luxury fashion brand who have collaborated with Gaga on a number of occasions, creating costumes for her 2010 Monster Ball tour as well as dressing her several times for the red carpet, released four of the bespoke designs created for the singers highly anticipated new tour this morning. The man himself, Mr Giorgio Armani, has revealed how exciting it is to collaborate with Lady Gaga:

"I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character. She is an artist of many talents and great intelligence. Creating stage costumes for her is a stimulating and creative exercise."

The garments feature some fantastically out-there detailing such as keyboards, mirrored inserts, extreme fringing, crystal embellishments, spikes and PVC tubing...Armarni and Gaga are clearly on the same planet when it comes to dreaming up the perfect costumes! It's difficult to choose a favourite, but I think the first outfit is particularly beautiful, with its Swarovski studded wing shaped bodice, matching headpiece and thigh high spike boots - I can visualize Gaga strutting across the stage already!

Which design is your favourite?