How Lady Gaga Won The Met Gala

Attendees of the 2019 Met Gala, held May 6 in New York, explored the theme of Camp: Notes on Fashion -- and no one embraced the concept more than Lady Gaga, one of the event’s five co-chairs alongside Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Serena Williams and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Gaga walked the carpet in not one but four separate looks, all designed by her friend Brandon Maxwell. First, he unzipped her intensely pouffed-out fuchsia dress to reveal a black strapless gown, which she completed by holding an open umbrella above her head; that gown slipped off to unveil a fitted fuchsia dress that Gaga accessorized with a clunky, old-fashioned cellphone and oversized sunglasses while a member of her posse misted her with hair spray; finally, Maxwell unzipped that dress to show off Gaga’s crystal bra, sparkly fishnet tights and exceptionally high-heeled platform boots.

On Instagram, Gaga was the most buzzed-about celebrity according to the platform, which determined the ranking based on the total global number of Instagram mentions in tags, captions and comments on photos and videos. Both Gaga and Maxwell contributed to the stat, as the singer posted four photos with the clever hashtag #MetGaga (which was used on Instagram over 3,000 times) while Maxwell captioned a video of Gaga inside the Met in her first outfit: “Friendship is the most fashionable thing we can have.” On Twitter, Khloé Kardashian and Karlie Kloss also used the #MetGaga hashtag, with the latter saying, “We all know that’s really what this is about.”

This article originally appeared in the May 11 issue of Billboard.


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