Lady Gaga in Moschino

Posted on May 03, 2012

Steffi, what’s wrong?

Lady Gaga steps out of her hotel in Hong Kong wearing a black and white wool dress with gold button detail by Moschino.

Moschino Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Emily Baker

If we were friends, we would totally take this dress as a sign of suicidal ideation and put her on 24-hour watch. On a normal human being, this is a super-cute dress; on Gaga, it’s a radical turn of events that makes everyone uncomfortable. This dress is the equivalent of one of your friends wandering around her neighborhood in nothing but dirty panties. On her head. You’d get concerned.

But she’s smiling and she looks pretty and she did manage to Gaga it up with some fetish pumps. And who knows? Maybe she rigged it up with some sort of stage effect and lasers will shoot out of her area or the whole thing explodes off her in a meat shower. Or wait! It’s a new character of some sort! Pilgrim-at-a-funeral-in-fuck-me-pumps! It means something!

Or maybe Steffi just felt like looking cute that day. In which case, well done, Steffi.


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  • she looks like an anime character!

    • Emerald Storm

       That’s what I was thinking!

      • bellafigura1

        Totally — she’s absolutely consciously working that.

    • gdougs

      wow, i feel like that’s totally what she was going for, in her weird gaga way!

    • MK03

      She does! She even has the perfect, floaty persocom hair. I must know her secret!

  • But,….but,….no cray cray?   (harumph)

  • Paigealicious

    I really like it :

    • kimmeister

      This would have been a perfect opportunity to redeploy her houndstooth nails!  Oh well.

      • Paigealicious

         Actually that would’ve looked pretty cute! Houndstooth nails with houndstooth everything else is overkill, but if she was going for a more “normal” look here, that would’ve been awesome.

  • P M

    OMG YOU GUYS!! Group intervention needed!!


  • formerlyAnon

    Did Hot Ginger Handler sit out this trip?

  • hughman

    I think she looks great. And it reminded me that “back in the day” when Moschino was alive and started his line, he was actually considered pretty “out there” as a designer who made quirky, irreverent clothes. So seeing her wearing a dress from the line that continues his name makes me smile. 

  • butterflysunita

    She looks fabulous.  She probably realized we were getting tired of her absurd outfits and decided to shock us all by dressing like a normal, stylish person.  

    • She hasn’t dressed in anything absurdly Gaga for nearly four months now. Honestly, I think she’s over it. Fashion will always be one of her passions, but now that all of her peers are trying to be “weird”, she’s just like, “Eh, been there, done that.”

      Besides, she’s in Asia right now and they’re not “sick” of her outfits since they hardly get to see her.

      • butterflysunita

        I think the purple My Little Pony outfit she wore the other day in Hong Kong was pretty absurdly Gaga!  🙂

        • No, not really. That was a simple V&R outfit. I wouldn’t call that “absurdly Gaga”.

  • I love you lady, but you kind of look like Velma’s sister from Scooby-do!! Very Cute Tho!

  • choco

    i like how steffi’s goggle glasses echo the model’s goggle earrings lol

  • Jessica Rowe

    I actually adore this.  And her shoe-walking ability remains stellar.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      How DOES she walk in those thing!?!

  • Clueless_Jock

    Maybe this is what she wears when she’s in the mood for dimsum.

  • Laurie Bergman

    “Maybe she rigged it up with some sort of stage effect and lasers will shoot out of her area…” Ha…my keyboard’s a loss.
    As to the photo, I think she looks rather cute and relaxed.  This is the closest I see her getting to effortless.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    I love this and want to wear it myself! Never thought there’d be an overlap between me and Gaga.

  • She looks fabulous, with just enough quirkiness for it to still be her. Now, if she comes out tomorrow in jeans and flat shoes, sound the alarm.

    • NormDeplume720

      It still looks to me like she’s in character, just not the same character we’re used to. 

      Maybe this outfit is a little sorbet to reset our palates before some new craziness she’s planning on rolling out next week?

  • TheOriginalLulu

    She DOES look really cute, but it’s just really weird to see her looking so normal.

  • MzzPants

    Sometimes a girl just needs to wear fashion, ya’ know?  She looks like a million damn dollars.

  • I laughed out loud at “If we were friends, we would totally take this dress as a sign of suicidal ideation and put her on 24-hour watch.” 

    You know, it’s hilarious how we’re now shocked that she decides to actually dress like a “normal” human being. You know you’ve changed peoples’ perceptions when they’re shocked at you wearing something demure. I think she looks adorable and I love when she wears her hair down.

  • AuntieAnonny

     Veruca Salt!

  • marilyn

    She is a beautiful woman.  Too bad she is only allowed to show it when she is not working.   This look is very attractive on her.

    • Terence Ng

      “Allowed”? Those are her own limitations. No one forced her to adopt the Lady Gaga persona.

  • newleaf1

    I think this is the only photo I’ve ever seen of her where she looks relaxed.  Very cute.  Dang, how does she walk in those shoes?

  • TieDye64

    Wow, cute as hell and I’m totally digging the shades.

  • abigail3

    It’s too normal and the shoes are hideous. Love the sunglasses and hair, however.

  • SapphoPoet

    Wow–I’ve never seen her in anything that looks so mainstream.

  • MilaXX

    It’s cute with only slightly exaggerated hair and shoes. She looks pretty, but I want crazy Gaga back.

  • Judy_J

    She’s always trying to be shocking, well, THIS IS IT!  What could be more unexpected and shocking than GaGa looking like a normal, everyday pretty girl?

  • I love it. On first glance I chuckled a bit, so I think it’s still Gaga enough. Quite frankly I find it a refreshing change from the more expected, envelope pushing looks.

  • librarygrrl64

    I think I had that same dress in second grade (1971/2).

    • leftcoastpickle

      me too! In purple! Wore it with my white gogo boots, same year!~

  • lonepear

    Maybe she’s not feeling well and just wanted to slip on something simple and low-maintenance, like when I put on an old t-shirt and yoga pants to go with my pocket kleenex.

  • miagain

    how, how, how does she walk in those shoes?

  • Mildred20

    When you’re already radical, isn’t the best way to shock people is to go conservative?

  • boweryboy

    It’s the cutest I’ve ever seen her but it’s so out of character.

    Maybe that’s the point?

  • When I see her in this type of getup I always suspect that she’s saying that “socialite” is just another kind of costume or drag performance, which delights me.

  • Caaro3

    Don’t care for the Rapunzel wig and the black tights dilute the impact of the dress.  Shoes are ridic.


  • suzq

    Perhaps she’s thinking of running for office.  Very chic. 

  • RedRaven617

    She looks like she is going to a funeral. I just can’t get my head around this as Gaga.

  • nannypoo

    I think she looks great. If she didn’t have those goofy shoes I’d worry.

    • makeityourself

      I completely agree. It looks a lot better on her than it does on the model. Gaga’s accessorizing gives this look a sharp,modern twist. Now if she would just spend a moment having her eyewear properly fitted to her ears and nose, the glasses would sit straight on her face and life would be perfect.

  • guest2visits

    Looks to me like a good smile and a pair of shades changed everything. A little bit boxy, but pretty.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    No, you don’t understand, she’s doing the Taylor Momsen while allegedly mourning her relationship-lost-to-career.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Obviously, this is the Marcia Brady phase – “I’ll go first because I’m the prettiest…”

  • Rrroza

    “shoot out of her area” hahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!

  • What!? No one has mentioned Megan’s apartment-chase dress? Dark dress with white trim. Long sleeves. The dropped waist with the buttons. The length is identical as is the overall school girl feeling of the dress.

  • Lina_bee

    The hair completely RUINS this look.  A boring old ponytail would have been fine.  No need for wigs, for hats, for crazy wire headgear topiaries, nada. Just above-the-collar hair. Of course, then she’d be conventionally adorable and somebody might die of shock, heavens forbid.

  • you guys have me more interested in looking for hot ginger handler than Gaga herself…

  • Vodeeodoe

    I’m stuck in the past. If I wore that dress, I would totally work a Wednesday Addams look.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    This dress calls to mind the outfit Jessica Pare/Megan Draper wore in the final scenes of “Far Away Places” a week and a half a go.  A good look then and now.  Well… with appropriate footwear.

  • Those aren’t fuck-me pumps, they’re hooves.  Fuck-me pumps are stilleto, non-platforms with pointy, dangerous toes.  Ask a hetero man.

    • alyce1213

      Correct, absolutely.

  • ohayayay

    She looks like Luna Lovegood!

    • So glad I’m not the only one seeing it!

  • Maybe she’s upset because Hot Ginger Handler isn’t there.

  • inprovo

    Just how short is that woman?  Or is the man behind her a giant?

    • Stubenville

      5′-1″ and yes.  =)

      • THANK YOU! I was so hoping someone else would notice the vast height difference between the two of them…

  • alyce1213

    This dress is really nothing much and doesn’t qualify as super-cute.  
    It’s a “That Girl” basic without oomph or character.  I’m sure my mother owned that very dress in ’68.
    The wig is stupid.
    The shoes are fugly.
    I’d actually like to see her dressed “normally” once in awhile — just to see — but if this is what’s her normal, it’s super-boring, not chic, and just misses all around.

  • Allison Woods


  • Megan Patterson

    Maybe she’s wearing a seashell bra underneath. 

  • PeaceBang

    I love the crooked smile and the crooked sunglasses. So endearing. Those shoes are from beyond and I love the whole thing.

  • Gaga lives to create discomfort.

  • nancymae

    I covet those shoes though my toes groaned at the thought of walking 1 foot in them….

  • I want that dress.

  • Is this bish still claiming to be 24 years old? girl, don’t do it. Didn’t her world tour just start? and she already looks jaded?

  • YUCK

  • I can’t get over those shoes. Wow. I guess once you’re used to them, it’s easy enough to operate in them. I can barely walk in high heels, forget platform high heels. 

  • Sophie Collier

    She may have had an important business meeting and was told to tone it down.  That’d be my guess.

  • quiltrx

    She just felt like getting her Jackie O. on a bit that day.

  • siriuslover

    she does look cute!

  • CatherineRhodes

    I think she looks adorable, and highly recommend this as her new iteration — trading in the performance art clothing for couture, but seriously pushing the envelope on the styling.

  • Cute, but its like Cousin It had a makeover.  

  • how effortless and simply stunning. well done!

  • BrightsideSusan

    Maybe it’s a meet the parents outfit?

  • Super cute!

  • ccm800

    Little Wednesday Adams went BLONDE!  Someone tellme why she cant make a pair of glasses sit straight on her face for crying out loud…EVER?

  • RutGot

    I had a really similar dress to this back in 1993.

  • Sara-Ann Collins

    Maybe she’s finally taken my advice and taken a days vacation. I think it might be good for her, she hasn’t looked like she’s been enjoying herself recently. 

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    It’s like Evan Rachel Wood in Alexa Chung for Madewell (, by Donatella Versace.