Lady Gaga's Costume Designer Creates Couture Trash Cans—See the Pics!

Celebrity style guru commissioned to make limited-edition fashionable garbage bins

By Jennifer Chan Jun 26, 2013 11:52 PMTags
Trashion Bins, Lever CoutureVipp

Oscar the Grouch, eat your heart out!

There's a brand-new line of luxe garbage cans (yeah, you heard us!) with incredible designer flair and a serious price tag to match!

Celebrity costume designer Lessja Verlingieri of Lever Couture, who has dressed the likes of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Gwyneth Paltrow, has rolled out an impressive collaborative collection for Danish kitchenware company Vipp that you won't believe.

The Berlin-based designer extraordinaire fashioned eight limited-edition canisters, aptly named Trashion Bins, into stunning works of art, thanks to nearly 400 working hours filled with some pretty genius fabric draping (1,400 meters, to be exact!) combined with an immense amount of diligence and artistic vision.

Now that's what we call talent!

"Of course it was a creative challenge to design couture for bins instead of people, but in the fun process I actually could not tell the difference," she told Daily Mail. "After all, the Vipp pedal bins have a great shape and they are the stars among pedal bins."

That they are! The high-end home ware line is known for its sleek offerings, attracting other esteemed designer talent like Damien Hirst, Phillippe Starck, Christian Lacroix, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and more to reimagine their pricey pedal bins into eye-catching collectibles for charity.

And while the Trashion Bins collection doesn't appear to have a philanthropic tie-in, it will certainly be appreciated by fashionistas everywhere.

One glance at Verlingieri's ostentatious receptacles and it's evident that they're absolutely remarkable pieces to admire; seemingly inspired by the inventive ensembles we've seen on our favorite celebs.

And if you're intrigued by Verlingieri's creations, you better be prepared to cough up a pretty penny to take one home.


An ostentatious black organza design that brilliantly captures Lady Gaga's over-the-top iconic style, is boldly priced at $4,500; while a quirky, tiered white design, will set you back a cool $6,540.

Um, wow!

The entire collection is currently on display at the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen and is available to ship worldwide. 

What do you think of these designer trash cans?

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