A few weeks has passed since the old Lady Gaga we know: iconic, daring style queen and a dedicated follower of fashion came out to play at the MET Gala. However, with her over-the-top camp arrival, four costume changes, and her co-hosting duties, it reminds us that fashion is at the forefront of her astronomical career, and it’s only fitting she should be celebrated!
On Thursday 30th May, her fashion archives went on display in Sin City, for her fans and fashionistas to awe at- from her bizarre red-carpet get-ups, tour wardrobes and who can forget that head turning meat dress? It also includes the custom Versace bodysuits worn for her 2017 Superbowl performance, the fake blood-stained ensemble she wore to perform her hit “Paparazzi” at the 2009 VMAs, and the sunglasses made out of cigarettes that she donned in the music video for “Telephone.”
When she first began her reign as pop music’s lady provocateur, Lady Gaga became famous for her outrageous, scandalous, and always artistically-inclined wardrobe choices. The bra and panties were her signature, followed by iconic standout moments like the time she wore a dress made entirely of thin cut sirloin steaks to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. In between the costumes came designer red carpet gowns from houses like Versace and Valentino.
But in recent years, Lady Gaga has toned it down, starting with her make-under during the Joanne album phase. While promoting A Star is Born, Gaga went full on Hollywood glam, trading in the Philip Treacy lobster headpieces and latex for voluminous ball gowns and classic hair and makeup. The Met Gala performance perhaps foreshadowed a return to her wild child days of dress up.
Unveiled on Thursday, 30th May in Las Vegas, it conveniently coincides with her residency at the Park MGM, the Haus of Gaga exhibition showcases around forty pieces of clothing and accessories.