Lady Gaga in Versace at the 2013 American Music Awards

Posted on November 25, 2013

She may sometimes get on our nerves, but there’s one thing you can’t take away from Steffi. She’s a gal who really knows how to make an entrance.


Lady Gaga attends the 2013 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in Versace.

Versace Spring 2014 Collection

You guys, we feel kind of  funny. That horse has a really nice butt. Two of them, in fact.

It’s a good thing she brought props, because the dress, wig and makeup ain’t really setting anything on fire. Maybe it was smart of her to keep it toned down, given her mode of arrival, but it didn’t have to be so unflattering.





[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Jason Merritt/Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • RussellH88

    She should have done some weird hair dress and been pull on Lady Godiva.

    • In_Stitches

      My thoughts exactly. Also, a real horse would have been more impactful (and probably cheaper and easier in terms of logistics).

      • formerlyAnon

        Probably fewer restrictions on humane treatment of two guys in tights than on a horse. Also, no need for diapers/clean up crew.

        • Although I read a pretty damning article about the AHA and what “No animals were harmed” actually amounts to and I reckon that the two guys in tights are safer, aside from brutal objectification.

          • formerlyAnon

            “brutal objectification”

            Yeah, I’d say they were no doubt savaged by the objectification. Not much else to focus on.

      • d4divine

        A real horse would not be original…the human horse thingy…now THAT is different. Hail Gaga!!

        • VioletF.

          and the two cute horse butts she rode in on…

        • YoungSally

          Not that original — looks like she may have bought/copied it from a production of War Horse.

        • Kristin McNamara

          I had actually seen a picture of her outfit this morning on someone’s instagram and thought, “My, that get-up is awfully tame for her, I wonder if I’m missing something…..” Welp. Suffice it to say, I found the something.

      • Montavilla

        Also, maybe she doesn’t know how to control a real horse. Or has a fear of them.

        • Cheryl

          Nope, it’s not that. She made her entrance in her Vancouver concert on a huge beautiful black stallion, all the while singing. So she isn’t afraid of them, but she has done it before, which I think has more to do with why she was on the man/robot/horse.

          • Montavilla

            Thanks for the info!

            And really, when you think about it — riding a real horse? Not as outré as riding a puppet horse with intriguing man-butts showing. Amirite?

          • Little_Olive

            Man I love this blog.

            ITA with the originality factor. An actual horse would have taken away from the “well-endowed men are my carriers” concept -and made the bad outfit (wth? I could have made that) more relevant.

        • Well, she’s not riding sidesaddle correctly…

    • SewingSiren

      That had to be the original idea. I mean Lady Gaga- Lady Godiva , arriving on a horse.. who could fail to make the connection. She must have changed her mind at the last minute and decided to go the Donatella route.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        The inspiration was Bianca Jagger showing up to Studio 54 on a white horse back in the 70’s.

        • Kayceed

          I was a bit crushed. Even this has to be derivative? Even this?

          • formerlyAnon

            Well, let’s be honest. There’s not THAT much new under the sun; if you’re really looking for references in a performance odds are you’ll find them whether they were intentional or not.

          • Kayceed

            Too right. But I think she tries to position herself as quite the original. It just disappoints sometimes.

          • I went to an exhibition of Isabella Blow’s clothes and hats yesterday, and the main point it made for me is that there is nothing original about Gaga.

  • SewingSiren

    Wait.. You mean that’s not Donatella?

    • For a sec that’s who I thought it was too.

    • d4divine

      Have y’all ever seen Donatella…please…she’s like 30 years older than Gaga. Enough with the hating on Gaga already…jeez!

      • SewingSiren

        Yes! It is very amusing, no?

        • alyce1213


      • ana170

        Okay so she looks like Donatella 30 years ago. Gaga’s brought the “hating” on herself what with the ridiculous public appearances and lack of memorable music.

        • d4divine

          I could say the same about several pop stars on the scene throughput the history of pop music, but Gaga seems to bring out the bullying and hate amongst y’all…and you justify it. Please, it’s just plain mean.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            “Lighten up, Francis.”

          • d4divine

            Yes…my point exactly!!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Boy, do you just not get it…. that was directed at you, not the other posters. Nevermind.

          • Stripes!! I love that movie. Thanks for the memory jolt.

          • Knock it off.

    • porcupie

      Well considering the new Versace advert is her dressed up in this outfit and basically being Donatella, I think it’s safe to assume they’re merging into one.

      • uprightcitizen

        I figured she must have been wearing the same exact outfit due to some contractural agreement or something. In the ad, though, they’ve hidden the fact that it is smashing her boobs more than Barbra Streisand’s compression wrap in “Yentl” (or Julie Andrews in “Victor, Victoria.”) I don’t even have boobs, and that looks uncomfortable.

    • You can tell by the lack of tan.

    • zbkat

      Behold! It’s a DonaKhaleesi. Sadly, no dragons.

  • This is what Donatella imagines her Prince Charming to look like.

  • redhead with tattoos

    So we’ve done smeary paint face, London ghost lady, half-assed mermaid and now we’re on the Donatella Drag portion of her publicity poledance? Cool, cool.

    • marlie

      I’m waiting for Gaga and Donatella to appear together as twins.

      • redhead with tattoos

        No way man, I want Gaga and Maya Rudolph-As-Donatella to show up somewhere as twins. REACH DEEP, GAGA, AND FIND THAT SENSE OF HUMOR!

        • marlie

          That would be HILARIOUS.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          THAT’s TOTALLY what Gaga should do next time she’s on SNL! Maya Rudolph can do a guest spot, and the two of them can do dueling Donatella’s for “Versace Pockets”! I would love it – “Versace Pockets” were among my favorite skits of Maya’s.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      One of the songs on the new album is called DONATELLA so I imagine we will see her look as she continues promo for the album.

  • Paigealicious

    Yeah, given her thing for Birth of Venus-ing, I was expecting a full-on Lady Godiva.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The horse has 8 legs. I am so distracted.

    • leahpapa


      • barbarienne

        My first thought! Lady Gaga is riding in on the offspring of Loki when he decided to go out as a female horse. Somehow entirely appropriate.

    • kimmeister

      It wasn’t the legs that were distracting me . . .

    • lifeisastory

      I can’t get past that either. Or the fact that two dudes probably had to audition for this gig. And will put it on their resumes with a flourish.

  • Watts

    Ghaghaleesi, minus dragons.

    • AzulFashion

      Yes. That was my initial reaction to her get up.

  • Wow that dress manages to look both cheap, and badly made in most of the shots. Plus, her bubbies must hurt.

    • d4divine

      It’s Versace…nuf said

    • kimmeister

      She must’ve had horizontal marks on her chest for DAYS. And her back too, now that I see what that dress did to her in the picture right before the shoe closeup. OUCH.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      I noticed that too, looks like something from a sewing pattern kit that you could learn and a brother sewing maching class in a mini-mall somewhere. Maybe to wear to a potluck in a barn (and I am not meaning that against potlucks in a barn). I mean that someone would have been very proud of their handywork, but NOT to wear to a ‘major’ runway event like this. Its just so….yawn (esp all the bells and whistles of the horse, etc…etc.)

  • Glam Dixie

    Her breasts appear to be bound and the chain thingy is too tight. It’s not aesthetically pleasing.

    • leahpapa

      I was typing the same thing! That bandage makes my girls hurt just looking at it.

    • conniemd

      I think it is supposed to evoke bondage, because it is a chain and definite boob wrap. What surprised me was that there was a chain (albeit a smaller one) on the runway model.

      • She should have taken the next step and had her ponyboys dressed properly.

    • decormaven

      My Pretty Trussed Up Pony

  • marlie

    At least she’s not wearing a ratty wig and white powder all over her body.

  • leahpapa

    The only things that appear to be as trapped and suffering as those dudes in the horse are her boobs.

  • Ginger

    Grandpa always did say that there are more horses asses in this world than there are horses.

  • kaeun

    I just think it’s so strange…like, she’s literally sitting on two men in a horse costume, a real horse would’ve been so much better. And her chest is very Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Truly the only time your boobs should muffin-top.

  • Sarah

    Oooh, it’s too too tight. Her head-suit is not too awful, though. Which is a plus, since her wigs tend to be bad. But really, why not a real horse? The fake horse, (aside from the dudes, which do have nice arses, I admit) is kinda cheap lookin.

    • formerlyAnon

      There are probably FAR fewer restrictions on how long you can leave two guys in tights and a horse costume standing around waiting for their entrance without food or water than on a horse. Also the guys don’t need diapers and/or a clean up crew, theoretically.

      • Sarah

        Eh, you can put a poop bag on a horse, and having lived in Historic Towns of the East for the majority of my life, believe me, you can force a horse to participate in all kinds of stupid crap he’d prefer not to. But I guess my point was more that if you’re gonna have a faux-horse, make it look better. But then, even typing this seems like more effort than I actually give a damn about this to take…

  • Mammory cruelty.

  • AC Simons

    I hate those stupid shoes!!! Ugly, ungainly, ridiculous. Oh well, looks who’s wearing them. But even Steffi can’t carry them off.

  • lunchcoma

    Her dress, shoes, wig, and makeup all look cheap, and I’ve long since tired of her publicity stunts. Thumbs down.

  • boweryboy

    Serving up Donatella realness.

    Although I weep for her breasts. What the heck is going on there? Why is it so tight in the bust?

  • Miss WKS

    Donatella never looked better…

  • Hallie

    has she had work done on her teeth or have i just never paid them any attention before now?

  • Karen Belgrad

    She’s a gal who knows how to make Bianca Jagger’s entrance…

    • DTLAFamilies

      Thanks to your comment, I’ve been looking at old photos of Bianca and WOW. Studio 54 druggy glamour realness.

      • Karen Belgrad

        You forgot a word… Studio 54 druggy glamour orgy realness 😉

  • DTLAFamilies

    That’s something to put on the resume: “Ass end of Lady Gaga’s horse.”

    • Kayceed

      Oh to have been at the casting.

  • AnnaW

    What does her current actual hair look like? Is there any possible chance she could revert to that for a bit? It’s either that, or perform a serious wig upgrade ASAP, because this ain’t working.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      A few weeks ago in London she wore a white dress and no shoes and no wig, just her real natural brunette hair. It was on T Lo.

  • Noah

    Her poor boobs.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Lookin good and feelin fine!! You know DONATELLA was running through her head on repeat too! I wish the dress didn’t flatten her boobs but otherwise I LOVE this. LOVE the horse, said she wanted to be like Bianca Jagger showing up at Studio 54 on a white horse. DISCO SNAPS GIRL!! DISCO SNAPS!!

  • Coleen

    If you’re gonna go Godiva, then go FULL Godiva. Don’t be an amateur, Steffi!

  • formerlyAnon

    I was distracted by the thighs on the front legs. She looks meh and is giving me too much insight into what she would really look like as a 35 year old suburban mum in a bad Halloween costume.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    She’s suffocating her girls.

  • webslice33

    she looks like donatella v.

  • Lori

    For the money they must have spent on that horse you’d think they could have designed it so that it would appear to have the normal 4 legs, not 8. I also feel like someone should point out to Gaga that they already did the Donatella Versace bio pic and she didn’t get the part.

    • Sarah

      Right? JUST USE THE MAN LEGS. Design Fail.

      • Lori

        I was thinking that they should have attached the horse legs to the man legs in some way, but yeah design FAIL for sure.

    • J. Preposterice

      Sleipnir, you guys. 8-legged horses are totally a thing.

      • Lori

        If she had gone full Viking I’d give it to her, because that could have been sort of awesome, but not when she’s in Donatella drag.

  • MW

    My boobs hurt just looking at this.

  • Patrick Cleary

    I think the hair and makeup were to look exactly like Donatella Versace more than anything else.

  • muelonil

    There are more things wrong than right going on here for me, but I can’t help but think she looks really pretty here.

  • Supernumerary

    Gaga’s outfit is as though Donatella Versace, Princess Jasmine and Megara from Disney’s Hercules had a baby. I’m confused.

  • Kimberly Wilcox

    That wig makes her face look almost porcelain. she doesn’t really look real.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I know those shoes were created for runway models, but those are just way too big. It’s details like these that cheapen her costume looks

    • MoHub

      Is that possible?

  • BayTampaBay

    I am So over her.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    There’s a lot happening here and I don’t like any of it except her face.

    • kimmeister

      It’s amazing that she showed up in a “regular” face!

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    She should have arrived in a real horse with a horn on its forehead as an unicorn.

  • Danielle

    That’s my preferred mode of travel, guys.

  • Imasewsure

    Eh I like it. It’s fun and crazy without being ugly…. and I think this is what Donatella thinks she looks like…

    • BrooklynBomber

      I was thinking this was meant to me homage to Donatella. . .??
      ETA okay, should’a scrolled down to other comments before posting that!

  • Warrior89

    Why so sweaty?

  • Qitkat

    That bound breast had to have hurt after awhile.
    The horse is so funny. It’s “almost” a *Work of Art*.

  • mmebam

    Baby girl, you have breasts. It’s okay. Now dress like you have them and quit squishing them all to hell.

  • MilaXX

    Meh, the entrance was the most interesting thing she did last night. Gaga has real talent but stuff like the performances she did with golden showers pedo R. Kelly just turn me off.

    • guest2visits

      That was my take on it too. I thought the thing she did with R Kelly on SNL was some clever sarcasm on Miley’s performance with Thicke; since she also spoofed Kardashian and Madonna that night. But then she did essentially the same performance for the AMA and it just was too bizarre to put into any meaningful context. I saw a Clinton/Lewinski thing about it. Some people thought JFK. It was awkward, disturbing, disconnected. I have no idea what she was trying to communicate.

  • LeelaST

    Lady Godiva in clothes – love!

  • d4divine

    Lady Gaga you keep doin you and screw all the mean commentary…your performance at the AMA’s was brilliant and hopefully some may think think twice before they start on the Gaga hate train…although I doubt it….

  • It’s not every day you see a horse with two rear ends.

    • alyce1213

      Three, actually. But one’s quilted.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      Nice Aladdin ref!

  • GorgeousThings

    I dunno, I’m getting a definite Daenerys Targerian vibe here.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Kind of wish she’d get over the massive wigs. At least this one looks brushed a time or two. Hopefully this is the end of the “woke up in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart” look.

    • understateddiva

      Yes! I hate how very wiggy they look. I wish RuPaul would give her some wig-wearing lessons.

  • Miranda

    I’m so over her and her “people” sitting around trying to come up with some iconic moment. Heavenly father this is just nauseating! Sorry but if it takes ALL THIS to try and be memorable, you won’t be. Madonna rolled around on the floor! That’s all she did…she rolled all over the stage singing “Like A Virgin” and secured her place in history…her prop was the microphone…that’s all. Stop it GaGa! Stop it!

  • sagecreek

    Some poor lad now has to figure out how to spin “rear end of Lady Gaga’s fake horse” on his resume.

    • Scimommy

      I was imagining him telling his grandkids one day….

  • MarTeaNi

    Ouch. Bind that chest a little tighter and you collapse her ribcage.

  • MoHub

    She should have borrowed Secretariat from Craig Ferguson.

  • OffToSeeHim

    See, I thought exactly the opposite. I thought, “That’s a pretty dress and her hair’s not terrible, so why does she have to go all attention-whore and ride in on a white horse made of hot guys?” I mean, you can just slap on some Versace and some fabulous shoes and just WALK down the friggin’ red carpet, you know? I think she looks pretty and the horse took it to, “Oh God, not THIS shit again.”

    • sagecreek

      It’s starting to scream “insecurity” rather than “innovation”, isn’t it?

  • Nika E

    The first thing I thought when I saw this was “Is that Nick Cannon? ” And then after I realized Mariah would never have that I thought she looks ok, not real sure why her boobs are smashed down but whatever. *shrugs*

  • Lesley

    This is the exact dress and styling from her Versace ad. come on i know she’s known to rip off other people and claim it as her “own individuality,” but to rip off herself from a week ago??

    • boweryboy

      It’s meta. It’s art. It’s meta art pop! Meh.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    “SHE’S ON A HORSE!” No, seriously though – I actually really, really like this look on her! It’s soft, it’s pretty, it’s a great color, a great style, the wig doesn’t look ratty, her makeup looks good. I mean, I know she looks way more normal than she’s used to, but it looks good on her.

  • tereliz

    Boy, she is just killing time until that jet-pack is ready, huh?

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Haaaah! Right? That’s next.

  • EdithP

    She’s really had a lot of work done to her face, hasn’t she? She looks like a blond Ashley Judd.

  • veronicafish

    I am so bored by her persistent shenanigans. So. Very. Bored.
    (I also recognize that like Kanye, Everyone Kardashian, the Pinkett-Smith Crew, that annoying mosquito who’s just being Miley, and Bey-Z, Gaga couldn’t care less about my over-ittedness* of her.)

    *new word alert!

  • J. Preposterice

    the engineering on sleipnir there is impressive

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love it, top to bottom (OK, maybe not the bridesmaid-stripper shoes). And I love that she’s kinda-sorta smiling.

  • kt

    Hydraulic penis is all i see. Poor #2

  • Maluca

    It’s as if Donatella Versace finally found a good surgeon!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I thought that! It looks like a normal version of Donatella!

  • NMMagpie

    At least she did not go for the full monty a la Equus.

  • ojosazules

    The horse puppet is interesting. I prefer the model’s hardware.

  • Jumpingjacks

    Meh.. she looks to damned pleased with herself and her entrance.. yes we know you think you are special.

  • GeoDiva

    Why are her boobs in bondage? Set them free!

  • omg_dora

    I can’t tell if pop stars have gotten really pathetic and embarrassing in the last few years or I’m just getting old.

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    This is exactly what 6 year old me would wear if I could ride my favorite My Little Pony. Therefore: I love it. And I actually think she looks nice and normal-ish. Just the right touch of bondage to make the Bronies pay attention.

  • annieheckenberger

    It’s time for a new wig.

  • minervathena


    Seriously though, getting some major Mother of Dragons imagery here.

    • Tanya Wade

      She’s like Daenerys fucked up younger sister. The Eve Plum of Westeros, if you will.

  • hillmad

    She’s wearing Versace and she’s made up to look like Donatella!

  • Trickytrisha

    She looks pretty here, but the whole scenario is inane. She’s becoming more irrelevant with each outing.

    If they went to such effort to provide a faux horse for her to make her entrance on, why the heck were they not able to hide the black harnesses on the two guys’ upper bodies. A little white spray paint woulda worked.

  • lrhoff

    Wow, if she sucked in her stomach any harder, they would have needed an ambulance. I’m just not into it. If the music is good, so be it. This is a distraction for me and makes me NOT want to listen to anything she puts out.

  • Kind of surprised she didn’t go full Lady Godiva.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Wow, her boobs must HURT.

  • shopgirl716

    She wears some crazy shoes with no observable signs of compromised ankles. I don’t know how she does it. I stepped off the curb last weekend wearing my very sensible 1 inch high shoes and twisted my ankle, I’m in a splint for two more weeks and my foot still hurts. Quite honestly, it’s one of the first things I think of when I see her outfits. I also feel sorry for her boobs in this dress. They’re squished completely flat.

    • she always has two handlers, one on each side, to catch her if she makes a misstep. maybe you should try that…

      • shopgirl716

        Only if one of them is Hot Ginger Handler who, sadly, is no longer in the Lady Gaga photos. My 13 year old son was with me when I fell but was not helpful. Except to describe how I looked rolling in the street 🙂

        • well, perfect! hgh is a free agent and you can snap him right up. maybe he can teach your son a thing or two.

  • MzzPants

    Not only is she wearing Versace, she looks like a young Donatella.

  • Akemi

    She looks like she’s in a trance or something. Horse tranquilizers?

  • Look! It’s Lady Ga-Ga-Ga.

    Ga-ga-gag me.

  • gksp

    This is a total Khaleesi rip off that is not executed very well.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That is an interesting horse and yes it has nice asses.

  • SophieCollier

    I think she’s really trying to work the Donatella Versace look.

  • Really? I think this is actually kind of pretty. It’s not Lady Gaga, but then I don’t like Lady Gaga, so…

  • stubbornthoughts

    I didn’t realize breasts could be pushed inward.

  • jmorino08

    I like this look a lot better in the full Donatella drag she’s sporting in the Versace ads.

  • Judy_J

    You know, they taped Judy Garland’s breasts like that when she played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.

  • Lady Gagadiva is wearing clothes. Color me surprised.

    • SierraDelta

      My first thought was Lady Donatella Godiva…

  • The happy smiling Gaga is something I like to see every now and again.

  • Zuber

    What is the thing wrapped around her boobs so tightly? Is she trying to smother them? It makes me uncomfortable.

  • vickilu

    Bianca Jagger drag!

  • nycfan

    That bust looks horribly painful.

  • Micaela Cannon

    The wig is a bit extra but I actually thought she looked quite pretty. It’s kind of refreshing honestly.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I thank Lady Gaga for reminding me of the pantomime Princess Margaret of Monty Python.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      OMG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH NOW. That is hilarious beyond the telling of it. Honestly, that portion of that sketch is my all time favorite. Thank you for reminding me of it. “Ach! Right in the toast!”

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Thanks! The pantomime Princess Margaret is one of my personal Python favorites. I feel sure that if the Pythons were active today that we’d be looking forward to a panto Lady Gaga!

  • Fordzo

    Is this a subtle (*snort*) way of letting us know that Trojan is sponsoring her next tour?

  • she should have worn spurs to match her body jewelry. that would have been cool.

    • jay

      YES. I am a bit in love with that body harness, and if there had been spurs, I think I would have squealed with dominatrix glee.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Ever since I saw her on Saturday Night Live, I decided I loved her and so now cannot objectively judge her fashion. Am extremely interested in the tights below it. Wonder who THEY are…

  • lillyvonschtupp

    I dont get it. Madonna was doing stuff like this 20 years ago. Plus the girl is homely. YEA, I SAID IT!!

  • CarrieBaby

    I love those shoes!!!

  • Kathy

    Pretentious, mediocre and looks uncomfortable for all involved.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I’ll bet she picked the dress more as a costume. It’s really squeezing her breastle area.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s doing her Donatella impression. More song promotion, you work that album, girl!

  • katiessh

    urgh, no. this is where you know you guys aren’t girls, because all i can see if the fact like she looks like she’s bandaged her boobs up. Seriously, that looks painful.

  • Nikki

    The amount of tanner on the dress and on the horse are hilarious- I am guessing that horse-thing was supposed to stay all white? well where she slid on and off is just full of makeup

  • akprincess72

    Did she bind her breasts? Ouch!