Date: February 18th 2009 Location: Earl's Court Exhibition Centre (London, United Kingdom)
The 29th edition of the British Phonographic Industry's annual awards show, The BRIT Awards, was held February 18th and was Lady Gaga's first award ceremony! While she was not nominated for any awards, Lady Gaga performed a medley with the Pet Shop Boys and Brandon Flowers, of The Killers.
In the medley, Lady Gaga performed during the "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" and "West End Girls" portions. The Pet Shop Boys needed a "wonderful young singer" to sing her parts of the medley and when they heard "Just Dance" they decided that they would approach Lady Gaga to perform with them.
After performing in a full Haus of Gaga look, Lady Gaga posed in the press room alongside The Pet Shop Boys in a memorable The Fame era look. Matching her lipstick to her dress, Lady Gaga wore a bright pink and highly structured dress from Bernard Chandran's Spring Summer 2009 collection.
Chandran is a Malaysian fashion designer who has designed for royalty earning him the title Malaysia's "Prince of Fashion." Chandran is also a Malaysian television personality known as the chief designer of the reality television show Project Runway Malaysia. Lady Gaga's dress is look 31 of the collection which is now vintage and no longer available for purchase.
To finish her look, Lady Gaga wore a pair of open-toe booties from Jimmy Choo. Brand new at the time, the pixelated leather booties are the "Pisa" with a Mondrian heel. They were sold for $1,195 but are no longer crafted by Jimmy Choo.
Finally, Lady Gaga accessorized with an unidentifiable pair of sunglasses, crystal earrings, and large bracelets.
First, Lady Gaga added a clutch purse also from Jimmy Choo. The clutch was the "Uma" in black leather which was once sold for $575 but is no longer available.
Second, Lady Gaga switched into a round pair of black sunglasses from Balenciaga - you may recognize the pair as they were worn numerously throughout The Fame era. The Balenciaga frames are the 0006-s in black (pictured left in white frames) which are again, unfortunately not available currently.
The full performance alongside The Pet Shop Boys and Brandon Flowers is available on YouTube here.
By Terran Warden