The Italians are well known for being tight knit and family orientated and this is certainly evident in the fashion shoot of Nathali Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga’s little sister.
With her hair swept up into a 50s Hollywood star’s chignon, and with pale skin and red lips, the similarities between the two sisters are hard to miss – albeit Natali is a bit more subdued. (Well, one eccentric in the family is probably ample).
A student at the Parsons the New School for Design in New York, Nathali is studying fashion and working at her parent’s Italian restaurant Joanne Trattoria as well. (Reviews have been mixed at best – with some calling the restaurant “worst than herpes” Ouch. Read reviews from NY Daily News, UK Daily Mail, and Gothamist).
Lady Gaga meanwhile points her well manicured fingers at the restaurant for her 25 lbs weight gain as “it is so freaking delicious”.
She told radio host Elvis Duran: ‘I’m dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds… My father opened a restaurant. It’s so amazing… it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.’
The nineteen year old little sister was modelling clothing from name brands such as Alaia and J Mendel.
“I do a little bit of everything and adore my family,” Natali gushes as her shifts consist of hosting, serving and working with the staff, who feel more like a family unit, each with a unique background of their own.
Still, it was a smart marketing move to use the restaurant and the food they offer as a backdrop for her fashion shoot for Viral Fashion. As for the extras in the shoot, they are all staff working in the restaurant.
So what do you think? Blatant advertising, riding the coat tails of a famous sibling or just plain style and substance on her own? Let us know!