Since her emergence in 2008 with her debut album, The Fame, Lady Gaga has very rarely left the public eye. Her experimental performance style and her venture into acting has captivated the general public and everyone is in awe of her, waiting to see what she does next. Her transition from her monster ‘pop genre’ persona, to her male alter ego Jo Calderone, to her calmer more poised self that we see today, Lady Gaga is an artist that will never be forgotten and adored for years to come.
Another aspect of Lady Gaga that is iconic are her fashion choices. Her everyday outfits, music video looks and red carpet designs are extravagant and at times controversial but one thing’s for sure - they’re never boring. Lady Gaga made us want to wear Coca Cola cans in our hair after the Telephone music video, make our own coat out of Kermit the Frog puppets and wear a crown with almost everything. No one can do it like Gaga!
We’re looking at Gaga’s best looks and show you how to steal her jewellery style.
I’ll Never Meat (dress) The Ground
We’re starting off our list with one of Gaga’s most talked about and controversial outfits. At the 2010 MTV VMAs, Gaga wore a dress made out of raw beef, with high heels and fascinator to match. The dress was designed by Franc Fernandez and Gaga wore it with long blue tipped hair, fishnet tights and large silver jewellery. The dress caused many animal rights controversies and has its very own Wikipedia page! To get the Gaga look - without making your own meat dress and stinking of raw beef - pick oversized statement silver accessories. She wore an intricate collar necklace with cuff bracelets to match. Katarina Cudic has a stunning collection of matching cuffs and necklaces, made from silver with accents of 14kt gold, featuring hammered textures and mesh detailing.
(Lace) You Down Until You Love Me
Never one to play it safe, Lady Gaga wowed at the 2009 MTV VMAs when she wore an Alexander McQueen short red lace dress that covered her entire face. She wore a Haus of Gaga large red crown to complete the look. The lace covered her neck and hands - where one would normally find jewellery - but if you want to replicate her style, jazz up your outfit with lace accessories. Wear stunning lace drop earrings with a red dress to subtly get the Gaga look.
Don’t Be A Drag, Just Be A (Ice) Queen
At the 2010 amfAR Gala, Gaga wowed the crowd with her unusual white pearled outfit. She wore pearl covered underwear with a similar jacket and topped it off with an oversized baker-boy hat. Her skin was equally covered in pearls and her hair was white, with a pearl necklace draping down to frame her face. She looked like an ice queen, with a subtle pink lip adding a pop of colour to her all white ensemble. Steal her look with a pearl necklace, pearl earrings, pearl everything!
(Chained) in a Bad Romance
The Bad Romance music video was a hit for a number of reasons. The song is iconic, the white latex bodysuits crawling out of monster coffins and of course, the Bad Romance dance routine. Gaga had numerous looks in the music video, but her Franc Fernandez chainmail necklace that ran from her neck over her shoulders and down her torso has to be a favourite. Bejeweled to the max and sporting some tiny silver hot pants, Gaga looked stunning. Bedazzle yourself in an elaborate and lengthy statement necklace to get the Bad Romance look.
Check This Hand Cos I’m Marvellous
Poker Face was one of our first introductions to Lady Gaga and gave us her original over-the-top style. Her block fringe and straight blonde hair, leotards and jewel embellished sunglasses made up Gaga’s early look that started our love affair with her crazy style. On her finger in the music video, is an oversized ball ring with mesh detailing. Get the look with a filigree style ring from Agora Jewellery.
(Emerald) Teardrops I Cry
At the 2015 Grammy Awards, Gaga attended in a silver scaled dress and accessorised with emerald jewellery to match her green smokey eye shadow. She wore a silver drop necklace that feature a large emerald stone as its centrepiece, a slim emerald studded bracelet and chunky emerald stud earrings. Get a similar look by adorning yourself with green accessories. Switch up the style like Gaga and pick something big and chunky and pair it with something simple and slim - just make sure its green!
Born This Way
Lady Gaga was a big fan of Alexander McQueen’s designs and most importantly, was his good friend. McQueen very sadly committed suicide in 2010 and Gaga made her 2010 MTV awards entrance all about him. She wore an elaborate costume dress designed by McQueen, complete with snakeskin shoes and a feather headpiece by Philip Treacy. Her dress was colourful and bright, with a gold neckline and gold headpiece. Decorate yourself with feathers to recreate this moving Gaga tribute. Go subtle with a Feather Ear Cuff or make it wacky, weird and wonderful like Gaga and try out the Jewelled Plumed Horse Ring from Cardinal of London.
Gaga is a style icon and true inspiration. She taught us all to love ourselves no matter what and push the boundaries of fashion and art. We can all stand to be a little more like Lady Gaga.