Lady Gaga in Thom Browne at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Posted on November 12, 2013

Lady Gaga attends the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in a Thom Browne outfit paired with custom A-Morir 10″ pearl platform shoes.

Thom Browne Spring 2014 Collection




[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, IMAXtree]

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  • Jessica Freeman

    This startled me in the thumbnail. It’s never good to scare the general population, on purpose.

    Also, those shoes must weigh more than she does.

    • The last photo scared me a bit. I’m too provincial for Gaga’s contacts, I guess.

      • kt

        it’s the stuff of nightmares. woof

        • 3boysful

          The hair and makeup, fer shure.

          The suit would be a nice entry in the avant garde challenge, since no one can seem to do it since the Siriano/March masterpiece.

    • ccinnc

      Miss Haversham goes out to lunch.

      • LondonMarriott

        And on the menu: YOUR SOUL

  • Blair Sylvester

    it takes a special something (need for attention?) to take a crazy runway outfit and make it even crazier.

  • No.
    Look, I love Thom Brown. And I love the shoes. But the hair and the makeup ruin everything here. Plus the outfit makes her look oddly short.

  • RussellH88

    Of all the directions I thought she could go for Artpop, I didn’t expect the escapee from Fogg’s Asylum look.

  • Paigealicious

    Aaaand scene.

  • Deac82

    This could have been interesting if she styled it more like the model.

    • The model looks more Lady Gaga-ish than Lady Gaga herself.

      • d4divine

        That’s probably why Lady Gaga chose such an extreme look. She didn’t want to look like a model playing herself.

  • JimMcC

    I can’t pretend I don’t love this in all its insanity. This is ridiculous in a fun way, as opposed to some of her recent looks which were just…eh. Credit where it’s due: she always tries SOMEthing!

  • ashtangajunkie

    “Art, darlings. Pearled, powdered, pop. Art. You’re welcome.”

  • rage_on_the_page

    Say what you will: at least SOMEONE is doing something interesting every time she steps out of the house.

    • alyce1213

      Who would that be? She hasn’t been interesting in quite awhile.

      • Sobaika

        BAM. A bomb of hardcore truth!

        • SassieCassy

          seriously though. can she even shock anymore

          • Sobaika

            Jeans and a t shirt.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Agree. It’s like she’s been shocking so many times that she can’t top herself anymore. This is actually pretty dialed back for her.

      • SassieCassy

        can we outlaw downvoting!!

        • Sobaika

          Right?? I can only see the reason being a blatantly body-snarky/sexist/racist/classist/asshole comment. Not just because you happen to disagree.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            This exactly. Enough now, there’s really been too much of it in the past couple of weeks, for totally innocuous comments.

          • marlie

            HAH. I got downvoted in the last Chris Hemsworth thread for saying that I liked his skinnier look. WTF?

          • Sobaika

            Obviously your personal preference in men is not welcome here. Begone, peasant.

          • alyce1213

            I got downvoted last week for saying that country music had some beautiful women. Go figure.

          • marlie

            I noticed that! It made no sense.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Fucking what??

          • alyce1213


          • marlie

            (Some) People downvote because someone says something mean about their favorite celeb, and don’t you know that said celeb is perfect, and doesn’t warrant any criticism of any sort?

        • I hate downvoting myself but, then again, it doesn’t bother me when I get it because, well, that’s on them. It’s whatever to me. Like a non-factor.

        • My only thought is I wish that those that downvote would offer up a comment as to why. We are all for open dialogue and respectful opinions sharing. Otherwise, it is as @disqus_zkPCxYvnya:disqus says, often just a “Boo, you don’t like my favorite Celeb, you suck.” statement.

          • SassieCassy

            also its annoying that the downvoters remain hidden.

          • anneland

            I never noticed it was possible to down vote. A whole new world has been opened to me. 🙂

        • formerlyAnon

          Downvoting doesn’t bother me. I just figure it means someone disagrees with me – not a shock at this point in my life – but doesn’t have anything worthwhile to say beyond that. I upvote a lot without commenting to indicate “totally agree, nothing to add.” I admit I have only down voted two or three times and it indicated severe disagreement/disapproval.

          I also don’t mind not knowing who downvoted. Figure if they had anything interesting to say they’d comment, and then I’ll know that person disagrees with me and why.

    • marlie

      I don’t think this is particularly interesting anymore.

  • marlie

    Edward Scissorhands.

    • Mrs.

    • marlie

      Disclosure: I didn’t come up with that one myself. But it’s totally accurate, regarding the makeup & expression.

  • Oh! Oh! I get this one!! Ready? ….. She’s a Ghost of Her Former Self.

    • Kayceed


    • NYCGlamourpuss


    • Not applicable

      i was thinking she was a doing her impression of a Capitol resident from the Hunger Games…

    • At this point, she looks like a mix between La Llorona and the kid from the Grudge, who went blanche the second she saw herself in a mirror. Good god.

  • homofascist

    It is too bad Halloween is over already…

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I have a feeling Halloween is never over at Gaga’s house.

  • Constant Reader

    I’m enjoying the creepy Edwardian doll vibe. I just can’t with the wig tape, though.

    • ItsDicey

      Yes, the wig tape is awful.

  • reminds me of an albino version of frances conroy from AHS coven

    • Chickadeep

      ^^^ THIS!

    • Munchkn

      My little granddaughter has albinism. She is very pale and she is really beautiful. This look is just plain bizarre and not at all pretty.

  • Montavilla

    I admire her commitment to recreating the texture of sixty-year-old crazy lady hair in her wig. The face is like an antique, badly preserved bisque doll. It’s sort of the Madame Alexander couture collection.

    And yes, something about the length of the skirt plus the shoes makes her look short. Which is odd, because those shoes must be adding 12 inches to her height.

  • elemspbee

    I heart white lady lady gaga! I can’t wait until Michelle Phan does a make up tutorial on this!

    • MilaXX

      Really? You need a tut for this? Okay. You need an elmer glue stick for the brows. A too light foundation. Try one of the Shu Uemura shades. For the shimmer I would mix the foundation with a body shimmer lotion.For the cheeks Nars Taj Mahal blush and Nars Orgasm & MAC gold deposit. Use the gold deposit lightly on the eyes as well. Lips Use one of Revlon’s lip balm sticks. Bitten may be a close match. Eyes could be one of those white from the leftover halloween kits sold at drug stores. Powder the whole thing but don’t blend it in. Slap on a cheap wig and viola, you’re Gaga!

      • elemspbee

        This is terrific! thank you. Perhaps flour or corn starch in place of light foundation, to really work in texture?

      • Sobaika

        Talcum powder. Lots of talcum powder.

        • majorbedhead

          And white out for your eye liner.

  • Emily Smith

    Good lord, she is so fucking weird.

    • Cheryl

      Which is why I love her so.

  • KinoEye

    Oh, for the love of God. Those shoes. How does she pick her feet up to take steps?

    • kimmeister

      That’s how she gets her quad workout in for the day.

  • Latin Buddy

    Have to admit, I love this. In this age, it’s just shocking to see a pop star covered up and going the artsy fartsy route than pure skank.

  • Amanda Welliver

    The doll thing is interesting, but the contacts freak me out.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Every time I think she can’t possibly come up with a rattier-looking wig than what she’s worn already…she does it.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I know, right? What does she do with her wigs to make them look that way? Run over them a few times with her car?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I get the sense from these pics that’s she OK with us laughing with her on this one.

  • MilaXX

    Every thing looks so homemade and arts n’ crafty. FAIL


    She looks like a character from a Tim Burton movie — the Corpse Bride.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Her cheap wigs ruin all her looks

  • SewingSiren

    Needs the snood.

    • You don’t hear that every day!

    • Yes it does! One, it would contain that vile wig and two, isn’t everything better with a snood? I actually just love the chance to write or utter the word snood.

  • ojosazules

    The shoes are wrong. I mean, of course they are wrong, but they don’t go.

  • At first I really thought she was wearing a rubber mask of her own face and all I could think was “of course”

  • mjude

    I have to admit, part of me likes it

    • Fannie Wolston

      love the dress! and the shoes! why not!?!

  • Thank god she has left London. Having her smearing her artistic interpretations all over the pavements was just unhygienic and I love this city.

    • marlie

      You’re in London? JEALOUS.

  • Tatiana Luján

    uglier doesn’t mean more interesting.

  • jonesybj_notreally

    Missing: Barbara Bush’s pearls worn as a tiara.

  • JR Labrador

    Cousin Itt’s mistress.

  • Kent Roby

    Honestly, now I’m just thrilled when she’s wearing more than undergarments.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I guess there is some artistic statement in her going all out to look as weird and unattractive as possible. It’s either over or under my head, I’m not sure.

  • Cheryl

    Love it so much.

  • valerie747

    I love it that in the last photo, when she is finished posing, she has a hand to hold her “steady as she goes”.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Girl, what? No.

  • Danielle

    I love those shoes. I don’t even care.

  • leahpapa

    Someone has finally answered the question: What if Cathy went as Elizabeth I for Halloween? (Sweat marks! Chocolate! Gloriana!)

  • sagecreek

    Did you unks see the GD flying dress yesterday ? Because that was Beyond The Pale.

    • marlie

      It wasn’t really a *dress,* but I get why they called it that. It’s an interesting concept, but the solo flying contraption has been done before.

      BUT… I saw her speaking before or after it, wearing just a jacket and with normal hair and makeup, and I realized that I forgot how pretty Steffi is when she takes all the sh!t off her face.

      • sagecreek

        See? I agree with you. Can she just ditch this schtick and rely on her own voice? Because I don’t think I’m the only one who is sick of the schtick.

  • MichelleRafter

    She’s the Marie Antoinette of the 21st century.

  • Clydette Wantland

    I refuse to respond and give her any notice.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    ^THIS is why I read TLo. Lady Gaga bores the shit out of me, but the comments are delicious! It’s like drinking during your lunch hour with the best snarks you know…I adore it.

  • nannypoo

    Miss Havisham.

  • Violentcello

    Oh, god. That last photo is the drug-laced icing on the crazy cake.

  • OrigamiRose

    She is now reminding me of Bobby Coldsman, the pretentious drama teacher Phil Hartman played on SNL, who kept constantly insisting, “This is something, this is nothing. This is something, this is nothing,” in spite of there being no difference between anything.

  • Garcia Loca

    Can we take up a collection and buy he a nice wig? Raquel Welch’s ones are reasonably priced!

  • frannyprof

    This is what happens when you hire Bjork to be your stylist.

    • boweryboy

      No fair. Although bjork truly is batshit bonkers at least she can back up her genuine WTFery with her music. I’m not seeing that with Gaga.

      • demidaemon

        You know the scariest thing about Bjork: she has a child.

        • boweryboy

          Two of them.

  • melanie0866

    Does anyone else find it amusing that her ankles are skinned up? I’m guess those killer shoes are not so easy to walk in.

    • decormaven

      What’s getting me is that she didn’t have a proper pedi. I get that if she’s going to wear that iced-out makeup that a colored polish may not be used, but the feet generally looked uncared for. That is distressing, given that they’re encased in some pretty pricy pumps.

  • BobStPaul

    Talk about delusional. I don’t know whether to feel sad for her or to laugh maniacally at her pretentiousness.

  • Anathema_Device

    So, wait. This is what happens when she STOPS doing drugs?

  • LMAO at that last photo!!!

    • JuliaInBlack

      I cannot stop laughing at it, either. I’m filing this one in my meme collection under “Lady Gaga frowns on your shenanigans”.

  • Tanya Wade

    Yeah, dry shampoo can be a bitch.

  • mrspotts66

    i’m sick of seeing the edges of her wigs. someone’s not doing their job correctly.

    intrigued by her makeup, though.
    and the white eye liner.

    • it just occurred to me re:wigs: mayhaps she/her stylists are trying to make them look bad on purpose?

      • It has to be a purposeful thing. It’s the first thing you notice and knowing Gaga as we BK’s do, she’s making some inane statement which I don’t care enough to try and intuit.

        I do wish she’d get over her anemic white period, while that outfit is kind of killer, she’s destroying the clothes with her schtick.

      • mrspotts66

        i suppose that’s possible.
        but why? i need to ponder this some more.

        or have another glass of wine and go to bed.
        potato potahto.

  • conniemd

    The most amusing thing was seeing the word “glamour” written all over the backdrop.

  • anotherkate

    Weirdness for weirdness’ sake. I just don’t believe there’s any depth behind this. I’d love for her to prove me wrong and explain what she’s trying to say in her memoirs (or some kind of Gaga-manifesto), but on the other hand, if you have to explicate yourself, you aren’t selling the “art” in the first place.

    • Saturnine

      I totally agree on lack of depth. SiriusXM had her doing one of those album walk-throughs this weekend (what? I was stuck in the car!). Sometimes she sounded completely relatable; other times she put on this over-the-top “art channels my pain” persona; and finally, she said people (big corporate types) need just to get the f*ck out of her way, as culture is *made* by her, rather than her being influenced by culture. It was as exhausting as you could imagine.

      At least with the costumes, I don’t have to hear her talk.

      • anotherkate

        Oh, UGH. She tires me.

  • Imasewsure

    How awesome would this get up have been if she just rocked “normal” makeup and hair? Ridiculous… I don’t need “pretty” but why wear couture if you are just going to go crazy ass on us anyway? Done and bored

    • marlie

      Agree. I’d much rather see her WEAR something truly “out there,” rather than have it be the costume for some weird “role” she’s playing.

  • hmatz

    Ugh, I need her to stop.

  • rh33

    When I originally saw this collection I thought who would wear this? Gaga must have been the muse! This fits her to a T!

  • boweryboy

    She exhausts me.
    Her artRave was kind of cool, though.

  • Fannie Wolston

    Edwardian steampunk frankenstein bride, what’s not to like?

  • ConnieBV

    Where are Diamond and Prince?

  • mlle

    I can’t with the demented statuary. Can she get a new schtick?

  • unbornfawn

    Bored. I’m over the white faced Gaga

  • Will she never go away? I’m so over this woman.

  • Eric Stott

    On it’s own it’s kinda interesting, but put it in her recent lineup and it’s “of course”

  • Kelly

    Here’s a good rule of thumb: if your feet and ankles sport several sores, cuts, and scars, cover them up until you heal.

    Love that last photo; it’s like the epitome of Gaga.

    • formerlyAnon

      Also: consider wearing shoes you can walk in.

  • MoHub

    This is the stuff my nightmares are made of.

  • LJCdoc

    I love that all you have to do to get ready now is slam your face into a bag of flour, thanks to Gaga.

  • LadyCelia

    I finally figured it out–she’s trying to be Andy Warhol, complete with cheap fright wigs.

  • Arjay Gallo

    How many times can we say “I hate the wig” to an unforgiving sky? I kind of love this look for having that tongue-in-cheek meta-glamour, but the face and hair. If she didn’t look like a makeup sight gag, this would be perfect IMO

  • Kayemwhy yo

    This is your fashion, this is your fashion on drugs.

    • Imasewsure

      Kind of wish we could blame this on some sort of substance binging but alas it is pure delusion (and ART) not something she is likely to come down from soon. Just bad sophomore Art School pretension (with a couture budget). UGH

  • She’s like the anti-Edward Scissorhands in these photos.

    I do kind of love those shoes minus half a dozen layers, natch.

  • CurbGirl

    What, she couldn’t find gloves that fit????

  • Laurie Landry

    Pupils dilated much?

    The wig, make-up and shoes go beyond bad into wtf territory.

  • crash1212

    That last picture is going to give me nightmares.

  • amf0001

    she looks like a doll that was left out in the rain and her hair never recovered. Though the shoes and gloves are amazing…

  • Oh she’s wearing those anime-eyes contacts, isn’t she. Having seen them in person, they are not at all cute and in fact creepy as hell.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    Gaga has joined the White Walkers. Winter has arrived.

  • Trickytrisha


  • xmixiex


  • Jennifer McGuire

    Somehow I’m getting an Elizabeth I “Ditchley Portrait” vibe. (On really really interesting drugs, mind you).

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I got the same vibe and I am on NO drugs. Or maybe you meant Eliz I would be on drugs? Sorry if I misunderstood!

  • I just…

  • Coolekat

    bat shit crazy

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Scary, but tellingly only on the Whiteboard. Yawn.

  • cakecakecake

    Things of nightmares.
    Go home, you’re drunk.

  • cakecakecake

    TLo’s caption should’ve read:
    I fucking CACKLE every time they say that

  • NOLA_gal

    Nope. Nopenopenopenopenope. She makes my eyeballs itch.

  • Mia Moreno

    Oddly seems more balanced than her other get-ups, though. She is from The Capitol, Panem.

  • Qitkat

    Good Grief! She’s now hired the folks who make flipping troll dolls to *style* her wigs.

    • formerlyAnon

      The thing that perplexes me most about her terrible wigs is that you KNOW she spends more on getting them just perfectly wrong than some people do on getting brilliantly flattering stupendous wigs.

  • cocohall

    I think she’s having a laugh. At least I hope she is. If not, well maybe time for another vacay, doll. This is one of her better efforts, in terms of assemblage. My little fantasy is that Chris March’s show comes back and he does an episode with her. Christmas is coming. Fashion Elves, please please please.

  • Help, Mommy! *running away*

  • bertkeeter

    MISS HAVISHAM steps out for the night!

  • RoseJB

    This collection was made for her.

  • quiltrx

    Good lord she looks batshit crazy, doesn’t she? And I mean batshit crazy *for her*, which is like off the scale.
    I do pretty much love the jacket–but everything else is a no.

  • mom2ajs5

    Being a Nola girl, I just admire she collected all those Mardi Gras beads to make her clothes!

  • elzatelzabelz

    So…bored…enough. Go away now.

  • ItAin’tMe

    That suit is gorgeous, but the shoes? If nothing else, they seem an odd choice for someone who’s recently had a hip replaced. I suppose that’s why a handler is escorting her.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Of course.

  • Mona_Visa

    If Andy Warhol had an ancestor from the Ancien Regime, this would be her.

  • Gregg Clare

    If anyone has already said this I’m sorry but it needs to be said again: She looks like a real life troll doll!

  • d4divine

    I love it! It’s crazy, it’s cool, it’s weird, in your face, and a bit scary. Yeah, that’s Lady Gaga wearing Thom Browne, a match made in…another world. It’s not a lot of folks aesthetic, but it is not supposed to be. Keep doing you Gaga!!

  • formerlyAnon

    I don’t actually enjoy the makeup or dreadful wig.

    But I LOVE the rest, and she wears it well.

  • Squareface

    She looks like a Goya portrait.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Oh dear. Gaga, honey, there’s way too much going on here between you and this dress. I know you’re an outre Artiste these days, but editing is still a thing. Either do the stunning, wacky dress OR the Anime Tilda Swinton thing, but both together is just too much. Kisses.

  • indigospade

    Myrtle Snow got dragged through the snow.

  • J. Preposterice

    I love that last pic. It made me giggle. I don’t know, maybe I’m alone in loving this imperfectly-assembled-porcelain-doll thing on her, but I kinda do.

  • Ten Ten

    Bat. Shit. Crazy.

    Oh, Steffie.

  • acevedob

    Queen Elizabeth I has risen again!

  • andreawey

    that last shot is my favorite! =D

  • allcapsERINN

    Awesome 🙂

  • fursa_saida

    oh god, she’s doing the jesus fingers in the first picture isn’t she. I’m not offended by it or anything, and I know playing with Christian iconography is hardly new in pop music, but with her I can’t banish the thought that she literally thinks she’s bestowing a benediction. Ugh.

  • Susie K

    I kinda love this. It reminds me of the, whatchamacallits — the Gelflings in The Dark Crystal.

    I mean, yeah, troll dolls and Miss Havisham too, but I wanted to point out another spin on it.

  • Emery MW

    She wishes she was Tilda

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Not that I was ever a big fan of hers (other than her message of acceptance), but I am QUITE sick of her now.

  • Akemi

    God, I thought this was your American Horror Story recap for a second there.