Lady Gaga in Hong Kong

Posted on April 30, 2012

Steffi steps out in Hong Kong.

Lady Gaga arrives at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong.

And we are once again reminded how very exhausting it must be to be Steffi.

God, we never say this about fashion, but we look at this Mrs. Grimace getup and can’t help but think “Can you imagine peeing in this thing?”

This is why she constantly has handlers around her (although we couldn’t find shots of Hot Ginger Handler, because sometimes Steffi has to stand out there alone, like a show horse – or in this case, My Little Pony); because if she got caught in a sudden rainstorm wearing this, it would crush her to the ground and she’d need several men to carry her to the safety of her hotel rooms.

It’s not our favorite GaGetup, but we appreciate the effort and the risks you take regarding your safety and well-being on our behalf, Steffi.


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  • Everybody needs a Thneed!

  • hughman

    Shorn This Way.

  • efishfan

    What a sad and misshapen hat. And her tush needs a brush out.

    • mountainFashionista

       Hat, hair and glasses all seem to sliding right off her face…  As a glasses wearer, just looking at this is making my nose itch.

    • MilaXX

      you made me say it. Gaga needs a fluffer.

      ……. yes, I am 12 today.

  • JimMcC

    I love her commitment to just going for it. And I think it’s amazing that she’s wearing a dress that her hair is braided into. That said, sometimes you do just have to step back and say, “That is just ALL kinds of ugly.”

  • Paigealicious

    Meh, not a fan of the getup.

  • That hat and those glasses remind me of 1980s Elton John.

  • That hat and those glasses remind me of 1980s Elton John.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i never thought i’d be writing this, but that’s a seriously matted backend she has going on there…..

    • “Comb your ass when you get out of the car” is one I thought I’d never write either.

      • Pennymac

        Typed my comment before reading yours. Great  minds think alike, I guess!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i never thought i’d be writing this, but that’s a seriously matted backend she has going on there…..

  • fungstyle

    it stuns me that someone so tiny could be made to look so boxy and heavy

  • fungstyle

    it stuns me that someone so tiny could be made to look so boxy and heavy

  • Anathema_Device

    I honestly think this looks a little half-assed, for Gaga anyway. It is a little too jokey and not the least bit fierce.

    Mrs. Grimace, indeed!

  • Anathema_Device

    I honestly think this looks a little half-assed, for Gaga anyway. It is a little too jokey and not the least bit fierce.

    Mrs. Grimace, indeed!

  • But I want to see her hooves… errr.. shoes!

  • But I want to see her hooves… errr.. shoes!

  • BazoDee

    She looks like a muppet

  • BazoDee

    She looks like a muppet

  • andcoh

    I believe she is a unicorn wrangler.  Magical girl cowboy superhero.

  • MilaXX

    I would pay good money to see Kelly Osborne wearing this with her current hair color.

  • formerlyAnon

    Every word of your post, gentlemen. Every word.

    Though I must add that this would have been hilarious (at least to me) had she replaced the purple with blue and worn it in Dallas. It looks exactly like what a Very Peculiar ex-Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleader might wear as her 60th birthday approaches.

  • Jessi03

    Is that a Chris March original?

    • 3boysful

       My first thought was Chris March, too!

    • Pennymac

      I always think of Sissy Bears’ hair creations when I see something like this. Those judges were so horrified. But he was ahead of his time with those, for sure!

      • FlamingJune1967

         Exactly what I thought, Pennymac!!

  • calimon

    Now that’s some serious CRAY-CRAY goin’ on there!

  • amber_julene

    I just wish whatever those shoe-monstrosities are looked a LITTLE more like hooves.  Whinny…natter…

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    you just know she wears a snuggie and crocs in her hotel room.

    • Rebecca Jay

      I’ve seen her in a hotel room.  You’re pretty close.

  • My first thought: “…the hell?”

  • This reminds me of friendship is magic and therefore I love it. She looks like a Rarity cosplayer 😛

  • I honestly consider this the most insane thing she’s ever worn And is her hair tied into it?

    • funkypeanut

      I’m hoping that they’ve just used extensions to create the effect.

  • oohsparkley!

    She’s a 2 legged Centaur!  I LOLed at the shot of the back.

    • funkypeanut

      The back looks like really shoddy construction, even without the matted purple muppet on her butt.

  • Call me Bee

    Ahahahahaha…Grimace.  I was thinking more Telly Monster. 

  • I can’t handle the little topknots across the bodice.

  • butterflysunita

    I usually love Gaga’s outfits, but not feeling this one.  How many Muppets died to make that dress?

  • Beard bib.  The things she comes up with.  

  • I love it, except for the way the cutout back buckles here and there.  It should be smooth against her body.  But no one on earth could pull this off besides her.

  • twocee

    How many muppets died for that outfit?

  • Kolo_Ol

    She looks like a character from a Russian cartoon Vodyanoy – a monster who lives in the lake

  • butterflysunita

    I wish she’d been at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and worn this outfit there.

  • kimmeister

    She’s like the love child of My Little Pony with a Clydesdale.

  • She looks so uncomfortable.

  • thesevenendless

    She looks like a very fashionable member of the Snuffleupagus family (although one with questionable taste in hats)

  • That sunglasses/hat combo makes her face look squished. Not a good look. Since I love hats, I’d say to lose the sunglasses, but I assumee they’re for the glare of camera flashes? Maybe it’s just a matter of needing a different pair. I’d recommend those flower sunglasses we talked about a while back.

  • VicksieDo

    I love it!  That’s cool!!!

  • Rebecca Johnson

    “GaGetup”!! I love you guys.

  • random_poster

    “..because sometimes Steffi has to stand out there alone, like a show horse – or in this case, My Little Pony”

    Thanks for my chuckles this afternoon!

  • leah besson

    it looks like the back needs to be brushed.

  • prettybigkitty

    I wish the Purple People Eater would eat her so that we never have to be subject to her ridiculousness ever again. O-V-E-R it.

  • Judy_S

    Yay for My Little Pony! Ride or be ridden.
    Actually that hair stuff is quite light and almost wash-and-wear. Or so I remember from when my daughter was little and into the vinyl aisle of Toys R Us.

  • Trisha26

    Gorgeous, creative, original. As for the “peeing” aspect TLo – why doesn’t everyone ask that question about “rompers” (shudder) and “jumpsuits” (shudder)? Every time those were praised on Project Runway or trotted out on any Red Carpet I shook my head – who wants to completely undress during a day/night out to pee? This is simply a “GaGa entrance ensemble.”

  • marishka1

    Cousin Itt just fell in love.

  • My first thought was, ‘that’s gotta itch like a mofo.’  Not her best look, but fun as always.

  • 3boysful

    Actually, buys, this is a GaGiddyup!

  • lizajane1776

    Mahna mahna!

  • kikisayshi

    This is why I love her!

  • Judy_J

    If that thing is made out of human hair, then I’m pissed all over again that Chris March got aufed from PR for his human hair designs (which I thought were fabulous, BTW).

  • BeeBeauNYC

    None of her handlers were there because they were all exhausted trying to get her in that thing. 

  • Anathema_Device

    This is one of those glorious times when the Bitter Kittens are making me laugh as hard as T & Lo do. 

  • Never mind peeing – what does she do if she needs to turn her head?

  • Warren221

     Sin with the multitude, and your responsibility and
    guilt are as great and as truly personal, as if you alone had done the

  • Laylalola

    I really hope this isn’t coming into style.

  • StelledelMare

    The dress actually make me pretty nauseous.  I’m really grossed out by hair when it’s used in ways like this for some reason so I can not get behind this at all. Even so, it’s pretty hideous.

  • nannypoo

    So is the the only celebrity who wasn’t at the Nerd Prom? And if so, why? Were they afraid she would show up looking like this?

  • Caroline Harper

    can you guys just start covering ginger handler by himself?

  • muzan-e

    … is that a hair dress?

    Chris March, you really were ahead of your time!

  • Planet Unicorn! HAAAAAAY!

  • Pennymac

    Her butt needs to be brushed.  *shaking my head at actually typing that*

  • Lina_bee

    She braided her wig into her dress.

    Sorry, I just needed a minute to let that sink in.  As much as I like muppet fur (I do, genuinely!), I have no idea WHAT this is trying to be, since the white bits all apparently came out of a shredded costume from “Oklahoma!” *stares*  IDEK.

    Maybe she’s trying to get cast in another Monsters, Inc. movie?

  • oatmealpie

    Oh man, I was really hoping she wore this to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

  • UGH.

  • Rebecca Jay

    In the second picture, it looks like her tattoo is scrolling right out of her top.

  • Obviously Kate Perry is one of her suppliers

  • alyce1213

    Thelma Madine, the Liverpool dressmaker who produces the insane My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dresses made a real hair dress a while back, and expressed interest in Steffi wearing it. I wonder if they ever connected.  Anyway, I like Thelma’s real hair dress better than this nylon mess.

  • Oh, Gaga, I love you.

    • Lisa

      I know!  And while I do love the “My Little Pony” remark, this is really just awesome!

  • quiltrx

    Not my favorite Steffi look either, but definitely one that will get splashed everywhere in the press.

    I have to say…were I ever going to wear a dress made of MLP hair, it WOULD be purple. 🙂

  • Damien W

    Only Gaga could take a Li’l Kim wig and transform it into an entire look.

    Insert animated gif of Tim Gunn gagging in the monkey house here.

    • I, too, thought of Tim Gunn’s monkey house comments. 

      • I cannot find a gif of that. But I tried. This one seems somehow appropriate as well… :p 

  • marilyn

    Katy Perry was never this bad.

  • marilyn

    Katy Perry was never this bad.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think it would be exhausting just to be that desperate to be looked at.

  • butter nut

    every time i see hair on a dress i imagine Chris March howling with laughter at the old PR judges.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’m shocked there’s not a HairBow in there somewhere

  • shopgirl716

    I don’t get the Lady GaGa thing at all.  She’s wearing fake purple hair knotted into flowers on her chest and people worship her for being fashion forward.  Fake purple hair as a dress people.  And she is a grown woman.  WTF?  I thin her music is kind of fun but I just don’t get the weird crap she wears at all.  You want to be weird, fine, but having people who worship you because you wear weird clothes?  Don’t get it.  

    There’s my rant.  Oh, and I never got the Madonna love either when she was wearing weird clothes.  Sue me.

    • AnaRoW

       I don’t think people “worship” her so much as they think she’s fun in sort of a “I wonder what she’s going to wear or do next” type of way.  Madonna’s appeal was similar although she also had the appeal of being a feminist and being open about her sexuality. You didn’t really see a lot of young women before her who were willing to admit they enjoyed sex.

      • Terence Ng

        No, no…”worship” is pretty accurate from what I’ve seen…

  • Susan Crawford

    Ohhhhh-kay. When you start looking like the love-child of a Muppet and a Dr. Seuss character, it MAY be time to rein in the madness just a tad, no?

  • Looks like she scalped Katy Perry and made a gown.

  • guest2visits

    She actually looks pretty comfortable in this. The hat and glasses are complementary and she has a great smile!
    It’s a nice change to see her face.

  • Flooby

    I’m just so happy to see Gaga back.  I don’t know what she’s been up to lately but I personally feel like I haven’t seen her in a GaGetup in months and I didn’t realize it, but I really missed her. Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna etc all do versions of sexy/cute edgy- but Gaga is full on edgy- feminine attractiveness be damned and that’s why I think she’s the very best at performance art clothing. 

     That said I think I’ll always have a soft spot for My Little Pony hair-in a small part of my brain it IS sincerely attractive- so this one is all win for me 🙂 

  • boweryboy


    ETA: However, that getup has got to go. The worst thing I’ve ever seen her wear.

  • ccm800

    effort yes. but its just damn ugly

  • She looks like Annie Hall cross bred with one of the larger muppets. Not a good combo.

  • Swing…….and a miss.  Cousin It – you’re holiday toupée is missing.

  • K

    the faux braid is braided into the dress… Gosh… that would drive me nuts, if you wanted to flip your hair and its purposefully entangled in the dress. I wonder how hot it was to wear this thing. 

  • sleah_in_norcal

    is this a chris march design?

  • If the glasses were only perched a bit lower she could pass for cousin It.


  • poggi

    Having recently dealt with a my little pony hair crisis, I wonder how long she and her handlers had to brush her dress?

  • Sara Tenenbaum

    Am I the only one who’s thoroughly bored by her in this phase? Yawn, seen it, move on.

  • Jecca2244

    i wonder if every once in a while she craves a pair of jeans, no makeup, hair up, t-shirt. 

  • The ultimate hair shirt?  God, that must be itchy, or at least ticklish. 

  • tsid2012

    It’s like Cousin It is marching in the Pride Parade…..

  • Beardslee

    Exhausting to be Steffi – you are so, so right.  And I would think it would be exhausting to be around someone who needs so much attention.
    She is going to regret that upper arm tattoo in the coming years.

  • minnye


  • Something is off with her face…? Too much powder? Bad glare? It’s looking awfully weird to me.

    Gaga will do as Gaga pleases.

  • Cousin It.

  • I normally love her in V&R, but I’m not feeling this one.

    I am, however, feeling the color. I haven’t seen Gaga in something other than black or white in a little while.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She looks like a Muppet in a hat.

  • My heart breaks for all the yeties that had to die just so she could look this stupid.

  • bellafigura1

    Amazing how fast she got boring.

  • Who made this dress?? Tell me it was Chris March and that he finally feels vindicated for the whole “human hair dress” idea. Because I love that man and I want him to have his brief moment.

    Also, while this outfit is ridiculous, I do kinda love how her real hair flows into the hair on the dress.

  • Liz