Applause, Applause: Lady Gaga's 28 Most Iconic Fashion Moments
Let's be honest, Little Monsters: Lady Gaga may be a talented, chart-topping singer, but even more than her hit songs, it's her wild costumes that really get us talking. Gaga's affinity for avant-garde artistic fashions has solidified her status as a style icon. Whether you'd re-create her most memorable looks for your day-to-day wear — meat dresses are totally work appropriate — or you're just in awe of her creativity and confidence, Gaga's unique creations definitely deserve a little recognition.
In honor of Lady Gaga's 28th birthday, we're celebrating the icon the only way we know how: a fashionable trip down Mother Monster lane. So put in those headphones, turn up Artpop, and relive some of Gaga's whackiest wardrobe moments of all time.
— Additional reporting by Mandi Villa
Lady Gaga in Armani Privé at the Grammy Awards
We are still talking about this legendary Armani Privé gown she wore to the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Lady Gaga in a Structured Saint Laurent Fuzzy Coat
Gaga claimed her throne as Queen of Statement Coats when she wore this Saint Laurent coat to arrive at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2016.
Lady Gaga Performing at the Super Bowl in a Bedazzled Versace Bodysuit
Remember that one time Lady Gaga jumped off the roof of NRG Stadium to kick off her Super Bowl LI Halftime show? Yeah, you can't pull of a crazy stunt like this in a basic outfit. . . so she chose a star-studded Versace bodysuit.
Lady Gaga in a Sonia Rykiel Dress
What makes this outfit so outrageous is the fact that she wore it in ninety degree weather. This fashion killer doesn't care.
Lady Gaga in a Vibrant Versace Look
She was definitely turning heads with this Elton John inspired Versace look.
Lady Gaga in an Armani Privé Gown
Wearing the most angelic Armani Privé dress for her performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Lady Gaga Casually Arriving in Tokyo
Perhaps one of the most extra outfits ever worn in an airport. But hey, we would have worn it too if we could pull it off.
Lady Gaga in Pink Glitter Suit in 2014
Is Lady Gaga really Barbie in human form?
Lady Gaga in Gas Mask in NYC in 2014
Gaga was the latest in a string of celebrities to style a structured, shall we say, gas mask while walking around NYC earlier this month.
Lady Gaga in Christmas Tree Outfit in London in 2013
I didn't think anyone loved Christmas as much as I did until Lady Gaga worked this custom, crimson, structured Vera Wang romper in December 2013. She accessorized her festive look with a real Christmas-tree headpiece adorned with gleaming ornaments and a gold star perched on top.
Lady Gaga in White Francesco Scognamiglio Dress at 2010 Brit Awards
Gaga was a vision in white in the tiered gown by Francesco Scognamiglio that she wore to the Brit Awards in 2010.
Lady Gaga in Sequined Bodysuit in London in 2013
If Gaga was to audition for Black Swan, we're guessing her ensemble would look something
similar identical to this 2013 London look.
Lady Gaga in Pink Fur Coat in New York City in 2014
Gaga gave Ms. Piggy a run for her money layering a plush light-pink coat over an all-white ensemble in February 2014.
Lady Gaga in Astronaut Costume at 2013 Artpop NYC Release Party
At ArtRave, her official release party for Artpop, Lady Gaga showed galactic pride (did you hear she's going to perform in space?!) in an astronaut-inspired jumpsuit — paired with heels, of course.
Lady Gaga in Geisha Costume For Halloween 2013
On Halloween, Lady Gaga was seen in a floral kimono-inspired dress, which she accessorized with an umbrella in the shape of a seashell.
Lady Gaga in Sculptural Black Hat in London in 2013
Lady Gaga debuted a sculptural all-black look while out in London.
Lady Gaga in Starfish Suit at 2013 Jingle Bell Ball
For the 2013 Jingle Bell Ball, Gaga stepped out in a starfish-print suit with a lace bralet and statement necklace — because why wouldn't she.
Lady Gaga in Louis Vuitton in London in 2013
If there's anybody who can pull off a look from Marc Jacobs's last collection for Louis Vuitton, it's Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga in Shredded Dress in London in 2013
Just in time for Halloween, Lady Gaga channeled a ghost in a tattered white dress while leaving her hotel in London.
Lady Gaga in Birth of Venus Dress in London in 2013
Lady Gaga was spotted again in London wearing a dress adorned with Botticelli's Birth of Venus. She accessorized her outfit with a guitar and a pair of goggles.
Lady Gaga in White Tulle Dress in London in 2013
If there is a theatrical way to arrive to a hotel, Lady Gaga will find it. Here she was in a diaphanous layered white dress at a hotel in London.
Lady Gaga in Leather Bikini Top at 2013 Artpop Party in Berlin
Lady Gaga channeled Salvador Dalí — and perhaps a matador — at a party for Artpop in Berlin.
Lady Gaga in Meat Dress at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga stunned everybody when she stepped out at the 2010 VMAs in a dress designed by Franc Fernandez — and made entirely of raw meat.
Lady Gaga in Lavender Versace at 2013 American Music Awards
In true Lady Gaga fashion, the avant-garde star accessorized her lavender cutout Versace gown with a white "human horse" at the 2013 American Music Awards.
Lady Gaga in Red Latex Dress in 2009
To meet Queen Elizabeth, Lady Gaga opted for a Victorian-inspired red leather and latex dress with a high collar — and sparkling eye makeup to match.
Lady Gaga in Flower Hat at Philip Treacy SS2013 Show in London
Lady Gaga not only wore a floral headpiece by Philip Treacy while sitting front row at his Spring 2013 runway but also opened the show.
Lady Gaga in Harlequin Versace Jumpsuit in Paris in 2014
Mother Monster donned a crystallized black-and-gray harlequin-print Versace jumpsuit with sky-scraping platforms during a Parisian excursion earlier this year.
Lady Gaga in Black Latex Dress at 2012 Fame Perfume Launch
To celebrate the launch of Fame, her first scent, Lady Gaga emerged from a carriage in the shape of the black and gold bottle in a futuristic black evening dress with embellished platform ankle boots.
Lady Gaga in Artpop Makeup in LA in 2013
Most recently, Mother Monster was spotted wearing all black and sporting the same multicolored, smeared makeup that is featured on the cover of her new album, Artpop.
Lady Gaga in Embellished Mask For New Year's Eve 2012
Gaga shimmered as much as the ball that dropped in Times Square when she rang in 2012.
Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
The 2010 VMAs were also when Lady Gaga introduced us to her male alter ego, Jo Calderone.
Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga honored the memory of her friend Alexander McQueen at the 2010 VMAs by arriving to the award show in a gown from the last collection he designed.
Lady Gaga in Futuristic Dress at 2010 Grammy Awards
Lady Gaga and Armani teamed up to create this celestial beauty, which she wore on the red carpet of the 2010 Grammys.
Lady Gaga With Hair Bow in 2008
How could we forget about the hair bow that started it all? Remember when Lady Gaga broke onto the scene in 2008 with Just Dance?
Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace at 2014 Oscars
Gaga looked statuesque in a strapless embellished Atelier Versace gown at the 2014 Oscars.