Date: May 5th 2019 Location: Pierre Hotel (New York City, New York)
Ahead of Monday's MET Gala, or it's official name the Costume Institute Benefit, Lady Gaga headed to the Pre-Gala dinner in New York City. But before she arrived, she slayed us all with the fashion comeback we've been waiting for! And in theme with the MET Gala, she served camp fashion!
Lady Gaga updated her Instagram with some amazing photos and was later spotted by fans and paparazzi outside the hotel (when she left and when she later arrived back to the hotel).
Her main look is another beautiful creation by Marc Jacobs. Shown as look 34 in the Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection, the look is an oversized organza dress made of black and white stripes finished high on the thigh and complete with black and white feathers along the left shoulder - almost like a ponytail laying over the shoulder.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the dress available for purchase through Marc Jacobs or any other online retailers.
She finished her look with quite possibly my favorite shoes of all time; Pleaser's "Beyond 1020" lace ankle boots! These iconic matte black leather boots are made with an over 6 inch platform and 10 inch heel. They are available for purchase through Amazon starting at $118 (depending on size and finish) here.
To accessorize, Mother Monster started with a custom black organza fascinator from famed hat-designer Philip Treacy. Treacy has become the world's most in demand hat designer. His hats are as popular with European aristocrats as with Hollywood royalty and he is widely credited for changing the perception of what a hat can be.
Her fascinator is custom but a similar design can be seen in Treacy's latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection, see left.
Next, Lady Gaga wears dangling diamond earrings from Tiffany and Co. They are made with a diamond stud and finished with pear-shaped/teardrop diamonds but are not available for purchase on Tiffany's webstore.
Beneath her dress, Lady Gaga added a pair of black tights from luxury hosiery and women's wear company Wolford. LG most often wears Wolford tights and fishnets so it is no surprise. It is not clear which variation of black tights she is wearing as the top waistband is covered by her dress but I believe they are Wolford's basic and popular "Satin Opaque Nature Tights" in black but don't quote me on that!
Finally, no outfit is complete without a killer handbag and Lady Gaga's bag took her look to Destination: Camp! She carries with her a micro-purse small enough for a doll but don't be fooled! This bag is a limited edition creation from luxury handbag company Delvaux. Her bag is inspired by the "Bewitching Enchantress" that they call the "Black Beauty." It is embroidered with custom-made flowers made in Agneau Satin. Each petal is meticulously formed by hand and each flower is embellished with a black pearl at its centre.
Made with Lézard Métallisé in Black, metallic pigments give the bag its special scintillating quality. The entire Couture Exclusive Collection is only available at Delvaux boutiques, not sold online, but I am seeing it listed at a heft $6,000 price tag!
Thanks to Lady Gaga's stylist Sandra Amador for these fashion credits!
To start, she added a pair of sunglasses to help with the flash of cameras since it was now dark outside. You may recognize them from her May 2018 trip to New York City where she wore them several times. The shades are Roberi and Fraud's "Black Agnes" which they now advertise on their website with her photos!
The classic cat eye shades in black acetate are available for $240 here.
Next, she added a normal sized purse to hold her belongings as we all joked before that her Delvaux micro bag was made for a doll. Her bodyguard Peter carried her iconic Medium 16 Bag. Back in summer 2018, Lady Gaga was the first person in the world to debut the new design and thus her bag is custom monogrammed with "LG" in gold to match the gold hardware of the bag.
By Terran Warden