Date: February 24th 2019 Location: Dolby Theater (Los Angeles, California)
Lady Gaga stunned in a custom strapless black ball gown by Alexander McQueen, complete with a structural hip reminiscent of her 2016 Golden Globes' gown. True to her Gaga style though, the amazing ball gown is finished with opera length elbow gloves in soft black leather.
But everyone's attention was on Lady Gaga's neck - as she wore THE Tiffany Yellow Diamond (the stone is famously the plot of the film Ocean's 8). The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered and was cut to 128.54 carats! When Tiffany purchased the stone in 1879, It was the largest yellow diamond ever discovered!
The diamond is known to have been worn by only two women previously in its lifetime. It was worn by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse at the 1957 Tiffany Ball held in Newport, Rhode Island, mounted for the occasion in a necklace of white diamonds. It was then worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 publicity photographs for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Lady Gaga now becomes the third person in history to wear The Tiffany Yellow Diamond set in a platinum and diamond necklace which debuted in September 2012. Tiffany’s jewelry designers submitted innovative ideas and concepts for the new setting, and the result perfectly reflects their efforts. Like the generations of expert craftspeople before them, skilled artisans then meticulously hand cut and set each diamond in the modern, fluid design that rests lightly on the neckline, radiating light and energy with every movement. Over a year in the making, the elegant necklace of white diamonds totals over 100 carats and features 20 Lucida® diamonds and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds. The Diamond’s mounting, an openwork motif of sunrays, is designed with 481 sparkling stones.
She also wears a pair of dangling diamond earrings finished with matching yellow diamonds also from Tiffany and Co.
Unfortunately, Lady Gaga's shoes have yet to have been pictured but they are likely an amazing pair of sky-high heels!
BONUS - Lady Gaga's makeup artist Sarah Tanno spoke previously with Refinery 29 on her vision for Lady Gaga's Oscars look telling them "This is something she’s been looking forward to her whole life, so I want the look to be timeless and I want her to feel like the most beautiful person in the world. I want to create something that she’s not only going to love on Sunday, but something that she can look back on in photos 20 years from now and still love just as much. With big moments like this, it all has to be true to being Gaga and true to the moment."
And she did not disappoint! Thankfully she also gave all the details to recreating it at home with Marc Jacobs Beauty as a Global Artistry Ambassador for the company.
Lady Gaga’s makeup was all about being soft, fresh and young as her team didn't want anything to distract from this special moment. Playing off her beautiful natural tan, Sarah prepped her skin with the Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($44).
She then used Shameless Foundation ($46) in the center of her face to even it out but did not need full coverage. She finished the skin with the new Accomplice Concealer in Medium 33 and 36, available for purchase on April 23rd. And set everything with the new Accomplice Powder in Muse to blur any imperfections. This powder looks amazing with flash photography and is also available for purchase starting April 23rd.
Drapped over her cheeks, Sarah used Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Lush & Libido ($42) for a fresh glow.
Keeping her eyes simple and classic, Sarah used neutral tones from her go to Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) ($49.50) to shape the eye gently. She used Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in the shade Steel(etto) ($25) to add a gorgeous soft grey to line the eyes very thin. Next I used the Velvet Primer ($26) on her lashes and finished with coats of Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26).
Creating a textured gentle rose nude, Sarah tapped on Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Slow Burn ($30).
BONUS - Lady Gaga's hair and makeup artist Frederic Aspiras once again used Joico hair products and Good Hair Day (GHD) hair tools to create her Oscars updo. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions to recreate the look yourself!
First, prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo ($34.50) followed by Joico Defy Damage Protective Masque (available in 1.7oz for $7 or 5.1oz for $21.50) for 5 minutes.
After towel drying, apply 2 to 3 pumps of Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield ($21) and comb through using GHD's wide tooth Detangling Comb ($22).
Next, apply 1 to 2 pumps of Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil ($22.99) to damp hair create super shine and softness. Comb through this time using GHD's Paddle Brush ($35).
Section the hair into small sections and blow dry away from face using the GHD Air Hair Dryer ($199) and a GHD Natural Bristle Radical Brush (available in 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, or 4 inch for $40).
Using GHD's Curve Classic Curl Iron ($199), curl the hair from mid-shaft to ends creating a loose soft curl and allow the curls to cool loose. Spray the curls at the crown and throughout with Joico Hair Shake Liquid-To-Powder Texturizer ($18.99) while loosening up curls with the paddle brush
Gather the hair up into two ponytails, one large and one small with the larger ponytail at the crown and the smaller one in the back of head. Back comb them both and shape them into a wavy bun.
Then, define the curls with the GHD Curve Classic Wave Wand ($199) and create volume at the top of head.
To finish, spray Joico JoiShape Shaping and Finishing Spray ($16.99) and for extra hold, spray Joico Power Spray Finishing Spray ($16.99).
Check out hundreds of UHQ photos from the red carpet via GagaImages. More details coming soon - so stay tuned!
By Terran Warden