Lady Gaga Is Back To Her Brilliant Best In These Flawless Outfits

The chic-factor is off the charts.

Lady Gaga wearing Valentino Haute Couture

by Natalie Hammond |

She's starring in the most fashionable film to hit cinemas this fall - the hotly-anticipated family saga, The House of Gucci - so it makes sense that Lady Gaga, our favourite directional dresser, has shifted her wardrobe greatness up a gear.

Lady Gaga wearing a black dress from Alexander McQueen
Lady Gaga wearing Alexander McQueen ©Getty

Spotted out and about in New York, Gaga's closet has had a change of heart over the past month, one that's very much in keeping with her polished on-screen persona, Patrizia Reggiani. The wackiness that we know and love and been temporarily replaced by a catalogue of monochromatic outfits that are heavy on the chic-factor.

Lady Gaga wearing a feathered minidress from Lanvin
Lady Gaga wearing Lanvin ©Getty

First was a feather-sleeved little black dress from Lanvin, which she paired with vinyl platform boots that came with a teetering 18cm stiletto from Pleaser, a styling choice that was pure Gaga.

Lady Gaga wearing a black turban and silver tights
Lady Gaga ©Getty

Next was a sculpted black leotard and silk turban combo, followed by another LBD, this time a white-collared number from Andrew GN. Gone were the boots, replaced by a crystal-studded slingback heel from Giuseppe Zanotti.

Lady Gaga wearing a little black dress from Andrew GN
Lady Gaga wearing Andrew GN ©Getty

Then, a navy polka dot dress from Rodarte, which, with its '80s power shoulders, could have walked straight off the film set.

Lady Gaga wearing a polka dot dress from Rodarte
Lady Gaga wearing Rodarte ©Getty

The best was definitely saved until last, however. With a brilliant return to the 'make-an-entrance' dressing she's famous for, Gaga stepped out wearing an outfit hot off the catwalk from Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2021 - a micro cape coat and a matching feathered hat in look-at-me violet.

Lady Gaga wearing a purple cape coat from Valentino Haute Couture
Lady Gaga wearing Valentino Haute Couture ©Valentino

All of these labels, plus others that she's worn like Alexander McQueen, Alessandra Rich, Magda Butrym and Fendi, are known for their 'modern power dressing' credentials. While you wait for the film's release in November, there's still plenty more outfit wizardry on the promo trail to look forward to.


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