Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen at Private Vernissage

Posted on July 15, 2013

Hmm. We’re actually kinda disappointed by this:


Lady Gaga attends a private Vernissage at the Gagosian Gallery presenting a major exhibition by Inez and Vinooh in Beverly Hills, California in the iconic Alexander McQueen bell dress from the spring 2008 collection.

It just feels like warmed-over 2011 Gaga. Nothing new here. The ratty wig and lack of finish on the face only completes the impression of half-assedness here.

Girl, you got a new album dropping in the next quarter. If you’re going to be stepping up your public appearances, then it might be time to freshen up the old Gaga look. Time to shock again, hon. Show us you still got it.




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  • Danielle L

    The lack of Hot Ginger Handler disappoints me the most.

    • MilaXX

      At least hot bald handler is still around.

      • Stella Zawistowski

        Hot bald handler needs to come into the foreground of photos a little more, please!

      • KikiAvocado

        the look he is giving the camera in the 4th pic down ..yummmm

    • Kate Andrews

      Yeah, is Ira Glass her new bodyguard?

      • gabbilevy

        I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this new guy. He looks cute. (And aside from the specs, not that much like Ira.)

  • Tired and played out. She should have come back from this “hip” surgery with something revamped, re imagined and generally original.

    • majorbedhead

      If she had hip surgery and then was able to walk in those shoes, then I’m the Queen of England.

      • Sonja Brisson

        Now, that’s a great comment! So you think she might actually…fib to get into the news cycle? Yes, plus she ripped off her whole shtick from Isabella Blow in the first place. But I love her anyway.

        • melisaurus

          I think she fibbed to get out of the news, she probably needed medical intervention for something else and said it was a hip surgery.

    • prettybigkitty

      She’s never been very original. Almost all of her “looks” were reworked from Grace Jones, David Bowie, Madonna and a slew of other really original artists. I wish her 15 minutes were up.

      • You read my mind. I somewhat enjoyed her “Steffi” looks, but that’s about it.

  • mhleta

    I actually like the made-under face. She looks more youthful and you can actually see her natural beauty shine through. But then, of course, the wig. Oy.

    • Chipster

      I totally agree….I like the way she looks with less make up! The wig is just horrid.

      • drdarke

        I actually thought this was “Lady Gaga Channels Gwyneth Paltrow”….

        …well, it is Lady Gaga, after all!

        And you know what? She’s still better looking than Paltrow is.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I hate it, because she is far prettier than the way this makeup makes her look. Whatever she applied to her eyes makes her look as if she had been punched.

      • marlie

        Or she’s been crying her eyes out for the last hour.

      • j_anson

        Yeah, I’m sincerely worried by the number of comments on this entry about how awesome her natural face looks. It’s not that her natural face doesn’t look awesome – she clearly has a lovely face even if you don’t layer a pound of make-up on it. But make-up or no, she looks like she’s parodying a strung-out starlet here: worried, tired, and not all there. All I can say is I hope it’s an intentional parody.

        • marlie

          I agree. Her face says a lot more than lazy or toned-down makeup. Whether it’s the after-effects of a nose job, her lupus, or maybe she’s just hot and flustered; her face doesn’t look particularly good (I don’t mean this in a snarky or body-shaming way), and it lacks the *awareness* in her expression that she usually has.

          • j_anson

            Yeah, that’s a good way of putting it. Heck, maybe her hip is hurting her in those boots, or something. Everyone has an off-day, and it’s probably unfair of me to jump to “strung-out” when I’ve probably looked just as off just from having a bad day or being sick. But I don’t understand how anyone can look at a face with that expression on it and think, “yes, this!”

        • melisaurus

          I wouldn’t be surprised if having a public breakdown is part of the “lady gaga mirror.”

      • mhleta

        She does look a little bruised, doesn’t she?

    • RebeccaKW

      I don’t mind the made-under face, normally. But she’s wearing a sci-fi costume and Victorian hooker heels. Her face doesn’t match the rest of her.

  • MoHub

    The boots remind me of the Monty Python “Scott of the Antarctic” sketch, with Carol Cleveland stomping out of a trench with wooden crates strapped to her feet.

    • Anathema_Device


  • Insidiously

    I’ll have an order of Hot Hipster Bear Handler please.

    • You noticed that too huh? Fight you for him.

      • Insidiously

        Nooooo I saw him first!! I love guys who look like that! Scruffy, a little chubby, and nicely dressed! That’s an A+ in my book!

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Something fishy going on north of the lips.

    • Inspector_Gidget

      No kidding! Should Lisa Rinna be worried?

      • A Shiny O’Connor

        I wonder if the Artplop cover was shot when she was in recovery.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She didn’t even do her nails!!! On the other hand…her new handler is kinda cute. I hate camo, but I love his camo loafers. He could carry my bag and elbow any day.

  • newleaf1

    Can I say, I like seeing her face a little more au naturel? She has pretty eyes and her skintone is lovely. And those boots are pure gaga – I’d be on my butt after a minute of walking in those things.

    • ROTFLMHO. I wouldn’t even be able to stand in them, let alone walk!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Maybe she was going for Amanda Bynes dressed as that female alien from Mars Attacks!

    In which case, she nailed it!

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Plus, at this point, if she wanted to go for Shocking, she should wear shorts, a tank, and a pair of flip flops.

  • Frank G

    Then again…this is the most “fresh” or “clean” I’ve ever seen her face

  • deathandthestrawberry

    When you are taking style tips from Amanda Bynes you need to go home and start over.

  • cowper

    I think if she’s going for the Tilda Swinton look, she needs to go full-bore–the modernist architecture look. Or maybe braided hair and medieval-style collection from Dolce & Gabbana. Those would both be more exciting!

  • plinkiedoodle

    Where’s the ginger boy? I miss him. Her getup? Meh.

    • formerlyAnon

      Join the ranks of those still mourning HGH. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but he had (and no doubt still has, off in his real life that has nothing to do with entertaining people reading Internet blogs) a look that was widely appreciated.

  • Diego!

    Has she had another nose-job? Her nose looks quite straight from the left side… I hate her cheap wig and shoes. They make me wanna throw up.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I was thinking about the purple rings under her eyes, they looked familiar, but not like the ones people get for lack of sleep and you nailed it, they look just like the ones people get after they’ve had nose jobs.

      • majorbedhead

        Her eyelids look bruised, too. Either she’s very ill (doesn’t she have lupus? That’s a bitch of a disease.) or she did have another nose job.

        • Diego!

          I think she has had another nose job. Just look at her nose in the last pic… it’s really straight, she used to haver a “Barbra Streissand” kinda-like nose.

          • majorbedhead

            Yeah, it definitely looks different. I liked her nose before.

        • NOLA_gal

          I don’t know, her lips look extra-poofy too. She looks like a real life Photoshopped version of herself. How very meta.

        • Tatiana Luján

          I didn’t know she had lupus.

      • Diego!

        Thanks! 😉

  • Judy_S

    Perhaps she didn’t want to draw attention away from the artists….

  • kikiherrera

    Terrible. Espantoso. Todo lo que esa chica usa se le ve muy mal!!

  • Anathema_Device

    I like the lack of makeup. It is shocking in its own way. The rest of it looks like a Lady Gaga Halloween costume a 20-something threw together at the last minute.

    • GorgeousThings

      I was thinking the same thing about the lack of makeup. It’s definitely unusual for her.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I didn’t know it was her.

  • Annarosa

    also, I’m surprised by the lack of jewelry and nails not polished.

  • Andy Morris

    The effect here looks kind of…cheap? Like a medium-price ‘Lady Gaga’ Halloween costume. Is she still v ill?

  • lifetime_student

    Gaga laundry day?

  • Did she have a nose job? Something looks different. And I kind of like the dress and shoes for her, but there’s nothing else to it.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Go for the Gaga. Don’t half ass it.

    • marlie

      “Go for the Gaga” needs to be a new self-improvement mantra.

  • majorbedhead

    What is a Vernissage when it’s at home?

    • NOLA_gal

      A private gallery preview. I didn’t think anybody even used the term anymore.

  • unbornfawn

    Is Lady Gaga depressed?

  • NOLA_gal

    Over, over, over her. Tired of the stupid shoes, the awful wigs and the “LOOK AT ME” clothes. I have Gaga- weltschmertz. Blech.

  • marlie

    Is it just me, or does she not look well here? Gaga would *never* show up in a half-assed outfit, ratty wig, and barely-there makeup.

  • What a shame. First time you’re seen in months and THIS is what we get? Steffi, really now.

    • decormaven

      Something just seems amiss here; she’s not invested in this look, and that is not like her. C’mon, dear- the spotlight will be on full tilt when your new album drops.

  • putacorkinit

    Nice to see her without those face-obscuring glasses.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Those shoes hurt me. I like being able to see her pretty face, but the rest is Gaga-lite and it disappoints.

  • Vanja

    When I see these pictures and the first name that pops in my mind is Courtney Stodden, then it’s definitely time for a makeover.

    • marlie

      This may be boring and tame by Gaga standards, but it’s still WAAAAAY too classy for that Stodden chick.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I love her bare(esque) face! It’s such a change.

  • NC_Meg

    You should have titled this post “Lady Gaga Gives Up.” I love Gaga but this is sad.

  • She doesn’t look well or happy. I’m concerned.

  • formerlyAnon

    Her face looks . . . different. She’s wearing so much less/such different make up that I can’t guess she’s had some work done to her . . . chin? bite? But if someone told me she had I’d believe it.

    That wig is awful. Not quite ratty enough to be a look and nowhere near polished enough to make the look.

    • Glammie

      Was her nose that straight before? I can’t remember. Mouth injections maybe? The pix makes me sad somehow. I know she got massively overexposed, but I think she has genuine talent. Hope she keeps her demons under control and finds a career level that she can sustain healthily.

  • VioletFem

    Jenna Elfman stepping of a flight at LAX looked way more put together than this. If she’s going to put the effort into wearing a wig why not put on a good one? The make-up ( or lack there of?) makes her look really tired. This is bit disappointing.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Oh no. Project runway asked the designers to design dresses inspired by lampshades.

    This whole look might’ve looked better in front of her mirror rather than in front of flash photography

  • Lori

    The dress looks like something one of the Robinson sisters would have worn over pants on Lost in Space. That probably wasn’t the look Gaga was going for.

  • Little_Olive

    She looks like she’s been crying for hours. And still better than with all the crazy makeup (although, did she have something done? nose?).

    Hmm… warmed over indeed.

  • Anniebet

    Do we have to? Do we really have to go there now that she’s back in the news? One more pic of her tottering along in her ridiculous “shoes” and (sure to be) ridiculous “clothes”, clinging to some guy for balance, and I’m gonna hurl. And this is just the first one since her hiatus. Gah.

  • Trisha26

    She’s walking in 6″ platform lace-up boots after hip surgery and looks pretty darn amazing to me. I will forgive her almost any perceived “bland/really outre” fashion moment because unlike most of her contemporaries she has the creativity and musical ability to back up her sartorial choices.

  • Angela

    She’s looking a little young Donatella Versace here, no?

    • kimmeister

      Egads, you’re right.

  • SignLadyB

    Having no idea what she looked like ‘before’ (I mean under all the foolishness of makeup, wigs, glasses, shoes, costumes) I can only say, if you tell me this is Lady Gaga I’ll have to believe you. To me she looks like a person who has had too little sleep, has too much on her mind, couldn’t care less about where she is or what she is about to see. I’ve seen ‘normal’ people look better than she looks in this picture.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    “ratty wig” nailed it. ugh. just put a bag over your head next time so we don’t know it’s you.

  • AnaRoW

    I’m hoping this is a sign that she’s been so focused on making good music this time around that she didn’t have time to work on her look. Because the “I can just sing any old crap and people will buy it so long as a I wear a meat dress” method wasn’t working for me.

  • RedRaven617

    I’m not used to seeing her without sunglasses.

  • PeaceBang

    She looks like a Flower Fairy. But a Flower Fairy who had a nose job, lip injections and Botox and stayed out WAY too late.

  • Clueless_Jock

    She looks like Donatella Versace.

  • The wig is terrible, but I don’t mind the cleaner face – it emphasizes how striking her features are.

  • snarkykitten

    Perhaps she’s going for an Amanda Bynes look

  • YoungSally

    The wig is an homage to Amanda Bynes.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    She needs to LSFYL because of this half assed small town glue gun disappointment.

  • KikiAvocado

    maybe her new look is ” i don’t give a fuck – so thats what makes me cool ” space age hipster?

  • bertkeeter

    The boots are way to calm…thigh high metalic would have been an option?

  • andreawey

    my first reaction was……um nice wig…..

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    “…. his boy Elroy! Daughter Judy! Jane, his wife!”

  • rougeort

    Oh no, guys! I think I found that Barbie I lost at age 4 after dropping in a bucket of bleach!

  • Sonja Brisson

    I like the handler’s loafers!

  • JP

    I know everyone goes nuts over Gaga, but I can’t get over the fact that she’s only in her 20s, but looks like she’s in her 40s.

    (don’t hurt me!)

  • quiltrx

    She looks like she ran into a door, then spent an angst-filled day crying. Then found this wig on the limo floor. You can do better, Steffi darling.

  • queen b*tch

    Girl looks messed up. The vacant look in her eyes is troubling me. I hope she won’t be pulling a Britney

  • Corsetmaker

    Oh dear, looking a bit Winehouse-ish. 🙁

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  • save_the_hobbit

    The clean face is actually really refreshing to see

    • judybrowni

      But maybe not with a silver dress and fetish-heeled boots.

      However, it is hot in L.A. now. Maybe makeup blurring hot.

  • Chadge

    Madonna’s outfit from the “Bedtime Story” video + a platinum, straightened-out Beyonce weave = Lady HoHum’s outfit here,.

  • Michelle Wilson

    She doesn’t look like she’s altogether present – a little drug addled vacancy in that 1000 yard stare.

  • amyfromnj

    Very Holiday on Ice.

  • Colin

    As an admittedly gaga die hard, I dont think you’re going to like much of any of her soon to be style decisions for her public appearances. One of the major motifs of her next album is ‘the decay of the blonde female superstar’ and I know she’s going to play that out in her style decisions. Soo…Im just hoping she does this in some consistently pleasing manner, otherwise she’ll be eaten alive by press and be old news in a heart beat *fingers crossed*

  • Victoria

    What happened to her ‘horns’?

  • KF

    I actually really love her fresh-face look!