Lady Gaga was born this way and by “this way” we mean, “to co-chair the Met Gala in 2019 when the theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion.” All those meat dresses and six-inch platforms finally paid off on Gala Night, when the singer/actress/cultural icon graced the Met carpet in not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dazzling looks, all designed by friend Brandon Maxwell. And no, she didn’t leave the carpet for costume changes. It’s not a Gaga appearance if it doesn’t involve a dance troop, props and a whole beauty team on stand-by.
Gaga started out regally floating down the carpet in a hot pink cape dress with a massive 25-foot train that took five tuxedoed dancers with umbrellas to maneuver.
After traipsing around in that for a while, Gaga—with help from Maxwell himself—removed her giant ensemble to reveal a much more manageable black asymmetrical ballgown. Less campy and more sophisticated. Any one else getting “Gaga at the Oscars” vibes?
Gaga then—to all our shock, amazement and delight—removed her second layer to reveal a second pink dress, this time, a column dress reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe a la “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” She also took a phone call on a ’90s-era cell phone. Important question: where do we get a pair of those shades?
If you thought Gaga had reached her final form, think again! Nobody does a carpet like our girl and she was there to give you a SHOW. So Mother Monster stripped down her already twice-stripped-down look to reveal a sparkly black boudoir look and her characteristic mega-platform heels.
Gaga knew exactly what she was doing to us, but you better believe the internet (and Anna Wintour) went wild anyway.
With the #MetGala barely begun at this point, Lady Gaga went ahead and stolen the show. She did four costume changes and a dancing / umbrella performance. Anna Wintour watched the whole thing from the top of the carpet. When asked how anyone could compete, she yelled back: “They can’t!” pic.twitter.com/sadC1Dma6B
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 6, 2019
— Lady Gaga Facts (@LGMonsterFacts) May 6, 2019
— Ria (@BarstoolRia) May 6, 2019
— t ♡ (@theresakost13) May 6, 2019
— charles entertainment cheese (@chewingch3wing) May 6, 2019
*literally no one*
— 𝓑𝓪𝓼𝓼𝓪𝓷𝓽 (@Bassant_Wael13) May 6, 2019
— 𝓢𝓪𝓷𝓷𝔂 (@tigerqueenlove) May 6, 2019
Lady Gaga #MetGala
— #JorahMormont (@DarkChild_Ryu) May 6, 2019
— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ (@fkajack) May 6, 2019
— Lola Mento (@akaLolaMento) May 6, 2019
We will never (ever, ever, ever, ever) get over this.