Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace

Posted on October 03, 2012

Darlings, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then we don’t really have to say much about the following, do we?


Lady Gaga meets Donatella Versace in Milan, Italy. Lady Gaga was in town to perform a live gig on her ‘Born This Way’ tour.

Donatella should just go ahead and start adoption proceedings now. For some reason, we picture Pats and Eddie, somewhere just out of camera range, chain-smoking and making incredibly bitchy comments under their breath.

Gotta say, Steffi’s killin’ it in that dress.


[Photo Credit: Kika Press/]

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  • Donatella’s face looks more bizarre every time i see her.

    • She is Janice from The Muppets. 

      • afabulous50

        OMG – how true!!!  That is brilliant!

      • Little_Olive

        Like x 1000

      • TropiCarla

        I have been saying that since I first laid eyes on her. And still – every time I see her in a photo I cannot believe that she actually looks like that. *shudder*  

        What I don’t know is if this was wrought by genetics or plastic surgery.

        • The former aided by the latter.

        • I think plastic surgery is the only explanation for Muppet comparisons. If the woman didn’t have the wealth to buy my life fourteen times over, I’d feel a tad sorry for her. 

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Aw, that’s an insult to Janice!

      • TieDye64

        Bahaaahaaa, she really is.

      • Kristin McNamara

        YES. And OMG, this might be the most-liked comment I’ve EVER seen on this site before…….

        • Kristin McNamara

          Follow-up: TLo, you should do a fun non-fashion-related post someday full of site superlatives like that! Most Liked Comment, Longest Comment Thread, Most Commented-On Post, etc…! That would be so interesting! (Of course, it would only be logical/possible if your site allows you to track such things! Anyway, just an idea!)

          • Judih1

            Great idea! And I think they need to have a sidebar with a TLO dictionary so that newcomers to the site will understand the meaning of terms: Bitter Kittens, Silly Putty Shoes, WERQ etc. 

    • 3boysful

       Did she really look in the mirror and say “Damn, I look good!”? 
      And has she sued her plastic surgeon yet?

      • YoungSally

        She can’t actually see herself through all the cigarette haze…unless she’s had new corneas implanted.

  • NC_Meg

    I love that shade of brown on Gaga. (Her hair, I mean.)

    I know Gaga probably has 6″ platforms on under that dress but how tall is Donatella? She looks so tiny and I always thought she was tall.

    • gabbilevy

      Gaga doesn’t wear heels less than 10”.

  • Ozski

    I love wealthy Italian gals with disposable wig budgets. Meraviglioso!!!!

  • Paigealicious

    Lady G certainly doesn’t look “fat” in that dress.

    • kimmeister

      I know, I was like, what 25 lbs???

      • I think the pounds are there, but she’s healthy now- she used to be too skinny due to various health issues.

    • I was thinking the exact same thing.  Isn’t this supposedly the woman who is “packing on the pounds?”  If she was going to be “pouring out of anything,” that bodice would be a prime candidate.

    • chelwi

       I think that she put on weight and got to a healthy size, but she’s still been wearing her stage costumes that were designed when she was 25 lbs lighter and super thin. Every picture I’ve seen of her in an outfit that fits her she looks AMAZING and healthy. However, I did see some photos from a performance, and while I don’t like the fat comments that have been made at all, I can see what made people make them. No one looks super flattering in clothes that are too tight and reveal too much.

  • ChiliP

    I like the crazy bondage dress- seems appropriately Gaga. Is she wearing padding around the booty, or has she always been that voluptuous (yes yes, I know about the recent weight gain, just never realized she was so curvy on bottom)?

    ETA: Although looking at these pictures, it’s hard to tell she’s gained any weight at all, other than around said booty. She looks great.

  • Neverbuynewclothes

    Last picture:  What is Ms. Gaga saying?  Any guesses?  

    • iheartbuffy

       that’s rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrright bitches?

    • crackineggs

       I think that’s her little monster sign she makes to her fans.  I have a seventeen year old niece who idolizes her, and that is the only reason I would know this.

  • Le_Sigh

    ohmagah – Pats and Eddie vs. Gaga and Donatella – holy shit I’d pay good money to watch that bitch-off go down!

    • Introspective

       Pats and Eddie FTW.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I would never, ever bet against Pats and Eddie!

  • deathandthestrawberry

    Gaga’s dress is vintage, right? Because I swear I have memory of Elizabethy Hurley rocking something like it back in the ’90s.

    •  If the 90s is vintage, I’m just going to shoot myself now and put my ancient ass out of its misery.

      • deathandthestrawberry

        Ha! I thought vintage meant anything not this season… Decade? I have no idea, really.

        • 3boysful

           Then all my clothes are “vintage.”
          Sounds so much better than “old.”

        • NC_Meg

          Yea, I’ve heard some of Cathy Cambridge’s clothes described as vintage when it’s from 2007 or something. That isn’t how I define vintage!

    • Vanja

      I don’t know about this dress, but a couple of days ago Gaga wore the Versace safety pin dress, that Liz Hurley wore in the 90’s.

      • deathandthestrawberry

        Right! Liz wore the safety pin dress.

        At any case, I googled and the red dress is indeed vintage. No information about the year though.

        • MissAmynae

          1992. originally worn by then-Ms. Carla Bruni.

  • that length makes donatellas skirt look like a torturers apron. in a fashion forward way! (no sarcasm… i love the look)

    • Vanja

      “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.” 😉

  • MzzPants

    Is it me, or does the one pic look like Gaga’s giving someone the finger?

    • mjude

      thats what i thought.

  • jilly_d

    I cannot abide that woman but DAYUM.  That hair color looks great on her and her bod is SLAMMIN in that dress.  Damn you, you win this time, Steffi.

  • Trisha26

    GaGa. Love her. She should wear couture every second of every day.

  • ojosazules

    The dress is stupendous on Gaga.  

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Very sad there is no Hot Ginger Handler in the photos. Donatella looks scary with all that botox. She looks like she could be Marge’s long lost cousin on “The Simpsons”. 

  • Double W.E.R.Q.

  • mjude

    lady ga ga looks great in her dress.  as for donatella, girl doesnt care what we think.

  • afabulous50

    Sweet Jesus – and people here criticize Madonna!  Donatella looks like a running commentary on Halloween.  And, Steffi – enough already – you exhaust me.

    EDIT: I looked through the pics again and Donatella actually frightens me. Mommy!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Is Lady Gaga’s hair a wig? How can her hair look so shiny?

    • she washes it with baby tears and rainbows 

      • TaurusKW

        @Maureen:  Best.Reply.Ever

  • Little_Olive

    Wasn’t there a big fuss about Gaga being fat?

    • PinkLemon

       I know right? She looks great here.

    • Wait, seriously? God, I wish I could look that “fat”.

  • Donatella Versace looks like a muppet.

    • Judy_J

      Yes!  Muppet Janice.

      • PinkLemon


  • Every time I see Donatella Versace, I think, “Don’t look in her eyes, she will consume your soul.”

    Steffi is courting disaster by hanging with her.

  • Gaga looks amazing. Donatella scares the crap out of me. If I saw her in a dark alley, I’d run, shrieking, in the opposite direction.

  • Judy_J

    GaGa looks great.  Donatella, not so much.  Poor thing has had way too much work done.  She looks like an alien life form.

  • MsALVA

    Steffi seems to be going through an mid-90’s Versace phase right now. This red dress is right out of that era. I also just saw a picture of her from yesterday wearing a copy of the famous Elizabeth Hurley safety-pin dress.

    • MilaXX

       It was the Liz Hurley dress

  • alyce1213

    If “killin’ it in that dress” means “she’s wearing a tight red dress” then I’m with you; otherwise she’s not killin’ nothin’ here except my eyes. I don’t grade her on a curve. 

    Donatella has officially entered Jocelyn Wildensteinland.  She’s grotesque.  I miss Gianni.

  • l_c_ann

    Donatella really fills that dress almost perfectly.  It isn’t too tight, she doesn’t have excessive baby heads and the boots almost look right. 

    She has kept her brother’s empire going strong. 

    She’s a lot better looking when she’s laughing. 

  • mommyca

    is there any corrective surgery that could fix Donnatella’s mouth? or is it irreversible? oy…. 

  • Grace Jones and Madonna wore that dress much better in their days.  

    • formerlyAnon

      Nobody wearing clothes today can touch the severe-scary elegance Grace Jones managed to wring out of some surprisingly unpromising ensembles.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Don’t you think the belt looks odd?

  • formerlyAnon

    These photos put me in mind of several dark fairy tales and at least one ominous allegory.

    In other news, the Lady Gaga looks quite good in a hair color that’s probably closer to her natural one than we usually see.

  • holzfaellen

    I don’t care what anyone says about Donatella’s face, I think she’s fantastic. Leather dress, leather boots, why not? She can do it.

  • iheartbuffy

    As GaGa dresses go, I’d wear it if I had the rack for it. It’s pretty…. normal? for her. And RAD AS SHIT.  Even OK with the Sparta Metal Belt thing. But what’s with the odd gold button wart?

  • Hilarious! The Ab-fab assessment is perfect. And yes, Steffi looks amazing here.

  • StellaZafella

    Steffi looks fine, really fine…and she didn’t put her hands in her pockets!

    DV looks like Keith Richards in a Halloween costume. But if I had her money and fashion empire, I wouldn’t give a shit what anybody else thinks, either.

  • It looks like Donatella’s face is melting. 

  • LG looks fabulous. DV looks FRIGHTENING.

  • Allison Woods

    If the accessories were better, this would be werk-worthy.

  • LOVE IT and love the belt with that dress.

  • This might be the best Gaga has ever looked.

  • That is definitely 90s fabulous. And I want Donatella’s boots for Christmas.

  • MilaXX

    Stef’s is killing it but Donetaella looks like road kill. There is too much wrong with her look here, from the too tight leather dress to the leathery skin and spakled makeup.

  • lizajane1776

    Amazing, the pair of them. If Donnatella would wear the correct shade of foundation (darker, so her skin wouldn’t look so ashen, dead) that would ease up on the horror that is her face. But her body is perfect for that dress, or vice versa. Even her arms aren’t as bad as Madonna’s. Sad that Madge had set the bar so low.

  • Lisa Kramp

    Donatella Versace looks scarier every time I see her.

  • Nicole Chubb

    If you’re gonna wear couture, own it. Snaps, Gagita!

  • Lady Gaga’s belt looks like she won it at Wrestlemania and I love it.

  • PrunellaV

    Two ladies, just being themselves. I love it.

  • tallgirl1204

    I find it interesting that there were accusations of major photo-shopping of Gaga’s body on the cover of Vogue recently, as well as some circulation of photos that claimed to be unretouched, showing Gaga as rather more averagely sized than that cover.  But in these pics, which seem to be un-retouched, she looks like a tiny little thing, much more like the Vogue cover than not (I assume that in the Vogue cover she was wearing foot-high shoes or standing on a stool, but that’s different than major retouching.)  Not that it matters, this just seems like the place to document my monkey brain musings. 

  • That’s positively conservative for Ms. Gaga. Although, it’s still fabulous.

  • BrooklynBomber

  • Steffi is indeed killing that dress!  And her companion, Janice from The Muppets, looks good too!

  • kat89

    Donatella looks like Val Kilmer in drag. 

  • Jean Albus

    Donatella needs to retire from public life, like Garbo. 

  • if that’s gaga after putting on 25 lbs, then she must have looked emaciated before.

  • Nazzzy

    Meh. Any interest in Gaga I might have had was completely lost when she and HGH parted ways.

    • formerlyAnon

      Must confess, I no longer perk up when I see a Gaga post, neither do I immediately click on it.

  • Puckndc

    Frankenstein meets Dracula’s daughter..

  • ccm800

    Nothing good can come of this. 

  • This is downright demure for Gaga. 

  • andi56

    Donatella’s plastic surgery is so bad, it’s like a trainwreck happened on her face. 

  • jw_ny

    Pats & Eddie…lol.  Me thinks they were not the only ones making bitchy comments behind their backs.  😉

  • quiltrx

    Steffi looks AMAZING.

    Kind of distracts me from how terrified I am of Donatella.

  • Call me Bee

    Curiouser and curiouser every minute. 

  • TieDye64

    Loving these pics. Two peas in a pod and all that. Gaga looks slammin’ in that dress and she looks fab as a brunette.

  • frankystein123

    Lady Gaga high as fuck, looking normal and shit.

  • Timea Krajcovicova

    DAYUM STEFFI! That was my first reaction. She looks fantastic and I can’t believe how someone can even think to call a body like that “fat”. She isn’t. She looks great and her ass has always been one of her best assets. As for Donatella, you frighten me and if I keep looking any longer I think I’ll have nightmares.

  • Timea Krajcovicova

    Also, I am LOVING Steffi as a Vuitton brunette 🙂

  • SewingSiren

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

  • I’m confused now… can someone show me just where Gaga is supposedly gaining weight?  ‘Cause that dress doesn’t give it much room to hide…

  • jmorino08

    This picture is only worth one word to me: cartoon.

  • Oh my god. What great pics. I know I am a jenny-come-lately to this flim-flam about Lady Gaga’s weight but, um, what the hell is everyone talking about? She looks amazing. She was way to skinny before. She is rocking that dress.

  • Donatella, my dear, you make my eyes hurt. You have far too much money to have become such a self-parody. 

  • truthoid

    Dolcelatte has now had so much plastic surgery to preserve her youth that she now looks like Klaus Kinski in ‘Aguirre, Wrath of God’.

  • pdquick

    Why is Iggy Pop wearing a black leather dress?

  • Donatella is giving us bad ass realness in her leather from face to toe look…

    Gaga is just slaying in that red gown… And I want one like it in my wardrobe ASAP.

  • librarygrrl64

    Not a fan of body-snarking, but Donatella’s face actually scares me. You’re spot-on with the AbFab reference, though!