It's officially official: Lady Gaga is the new face of Versace! After Mert Alas (part of the photographic duo who shot Gaga's campaign) posted the first campaign image on Instagram Saturday, the Italian fashion house followed suit and plastered the image across its social networks. And as they say, when it rains, it pours. A mere 24 hours later, a second image from the campaign was released while Lady Gaga appeared as the embodiment of the campaign on the American Music Awards red carpet.
It wasn't just what Lady Gaga wore at this week's Glamour Women of the Year Awards that got us talking — it's what she said. Taking the stage in an opulent ensemble that included a voluminous blonde wig, pearl-studded platforms, and a sculpted skirt suit, Gaga took issue with her comparatively undone December cover. "I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft," said the star. "I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning." (She also said that if she could forfeit her cover to young activist and award recipient Malala Yousafzai, she would.)
When Marc Jacobs sent models down the catwalk (or round the carousel, to be precise) wearing huge feather headpieces during his final show for Louis Vuitton in Paris, it was one look we imagined would remain on the runway. Those towering headpieces are hardly practical. But we hadn't reckoned on Lady Gaga, who lives for looks like this! She re-created the memorable show on the slightly less glamorous pavements of London this week, visiting the ITV studios wearing the headpiece with sequinned graffiti trousers and a beaded sheer top. We only have one question: if Gaga dresses like this on a daily basis, what does she do on Halloween?
Lady Gaga's not even been in London for a week, but she's already given us a myriad of fashion moments and some fabulous wigs to match. From a houndstooth jumpsuit with mouse ears to a sculpted white dress with built-in bubbles, there's never a dull moment when Mother Monster is in town. Our question to you is simple: which Gaga weekend look is your favourite?
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — so we imagine John Galliano must have been deeply flattered to see Lady Gaga channeling his signature look while out and about in London. Gaga — who's shown off a range of ensembles in the past two weeks — offered up another transformation in a sharp grey Vivienne Westwood skirt suit with a wow-factor twist. Mother Monster styled the sophisticated look with a lacy bra and a nod to Galliano, most obviously with a top hat tipped just so atop her seashell-adorned tresses. Clearly, the designer and the pop star share a love of dramatic dressing — but do you think this Lady Gaga fashion moment was inspired by the designer?
Prabal Gurung only had about two days to make the dress Lady Gaga wore on the red carpet at MTV's Video Music Awards — but it turns out that challenge was a little easier than you might think. The dress we saw Sunday night was a bit of a riff on something he's working on for Spring 2014.
Gurung's show during New York Fashion Week will be here sooner than we know it, but he told Style.com he was happy to make the dress because he's a "huge, huge, huge fan" of Gaga. The black technical satin gown fits right in with Gurung's storied history of dressing women for red carpet events (Kate Hudson at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, Jennifer Lawrence for the premiere of The Hunger Games, what have you), but we're interested to see if he'll continue last season's experiments with separates and daywear. We should find out when the rest of Gurung's Spring 2014 collection comes down the runway on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Although Lady Gaga arrived on the VMAs red carpet in a surprisingly understated black gown, it was not long before she was piling on the wigs and shedding her clothes in typical Gaga fashion. She hit the stage to kick off the festivities in controversial style, stripping down to a skimpy thong, which she remained in to take her seat in the audience, for her live performance of her new single, "Applause." Gaga was back on the VMA stage after being absent from the show since 2011 and undergoing hip surgery earlier this year. Last night's much-talked-about appearance was no exception considering her past performances of "You and I" (as alter ego Jo Calderone) and "Paparazzi" (covered in blood) for the annual night of debauchery and music.
Ahead of the show, Gaga joked about planning for last night's look in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, saying: "I've cut out the poultry, and I've cut out the vegetables. We're going more with textiles." It was a big night for the star, who, despite not being nominated for any Moonmen, generated much of the excitement surrounding the big show with her performance. Don't forget to vote for Gaga's look in our fashion and beauty polls!
Lady Gaga arrived at the Barclays Center with a surprisingly pared-down look for the VMAs red carpet, but she was back to her bold style choices for the opening performance of her latest single, "Applause." Gaga's energetic choreography featured multiple costume — and wig — changes. See all of her various looks below!
Homage to the SquareLady Gaga first stepped out with a white square around her face and a wide-eyed stare. It was definitely a new take on her white nun performance from her The Monster Ball Tour.
Gaga Goes DynastyThen, she transformed into an '80s chick complete with shoulder pads and a bob wig, thanks to her dancers' quick-change moves.
See her three other looks when you keep reading!
She asked for applause, and applause she got. After walking the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga performed her new single "Applause" — and her opening act involved almost as many costume changes as the song's fashion-filled music video. Here, a breakdown of everything Gaga wore on stage at the VMAs.
When Gaga's back, she's really back — outlandish outfits and all. After premiering her music video for "Applause" at the beginning of the week, the singer has been making the rounds in Manhattan in an assortment of bold looks. Unlike the costume-y outfits she sported before taking a hiatus from the public eye, this version of Gaga is borrowing from high fashion and wearing pieces we could totally see on other stars (picture Beyoncé in that black and purple mini and Victoria Beckham wrapped up in the glossy coat).
She showed some skin in a white two-piece with cutouts and sheer panels aplenty and flashed even more in a Balmain mini straight from the Fall 2013 runway. The pop star was covered up at times, too, stepping out in a belted patent leather coat days after wearing a fuzzy turtleneck tucked into high-waisted white trousers, also from Balmain.
The Lady's style isn't for everyone, but compared to meat dresses and teacup hats, her recent looks feel downright demure. Tell us the truth — do you miss the slightly crazier Gaga?