Lady Gaga in Perry Meek at HBO’s Golden Globe Awards After Party

Posted on January 15, 2014

Never let it be said that Steffi doesn’t know how to dress according to a theme.



Lady Gaga attends the HBO’s 2014 Golden Globe Awards After Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant in Los Angeles, California in a Perry Meek dress accessorized with jewelry by Misahara and L’Dezen by Payal Shah at Plukka jewelry.


Because them globes is golden.

It’s an okay look. Surprisingly conventional, but maybe she felt she had to tone it down for this crowd. The shoes are pretty ugly and the dress looks cheap.

Is it us, or does it look like she’s having some sort of reaction to her makeup? We’re not being mean; her face looks really … odd – and not necessarily in a “had work done” kind of way (although we’d never rule that out as a possibility for any star).







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  • Adrianna Grężak

    Totally had the same thought regarding her face. She’s borderline unrecognizable

    • She looks like she found a swarm of bees on the way to the event. 🙁

      Girl, that’s not your face. But everything else looks great. 🙂

    • bitch_please

      Maybe we just didn’t use to seeing her dress ”normal”. And if you think she’s ”borderline unrecognizable” you may have some problems.

      • Don’t talk to people like that here.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I never said she looked bad, just unrecognizable. People read internet content in the tone that they write it.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Yes – her makeup doesn’t look bad, it’s not garish or anything, but her face looks a little puffy, like she had some sort of allergic reaction to it.

      Dress and hair, ehhh…. on the tacky side, yes, but then again, simply “tacky” is down right normaled up for Miss Steffi.

  • It’s nice that she’s toned it down. It allows us to see how she can actually look like a beautiful woman, rather than a wild and funky one.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I like her in this look, too. It might be refreshing for her to be out of her performance costume mode.

    • xmixiex

      I agree in theory, but she doesn’t really look that great. And I don’t mean the puffy face. The stripper shoes and too tight bust kill any shot at this not great dress kinda working.

  • gabbilevy

    She looks really strange, and also really uncomfortable. Maybe it’s the absence of her normal giant shoes and ridiculous hairpieces.

    • Evan

      I kind of like her ridiculous hairpieces, especially because nobody these days wears hats (what’s a milliner like Philip Treacy to do?!), but I hate her giant platforms and it is kind of nice to see her somewhat stripped down, even though this dress looks as cheap as a costume from Party City.

      • AnaRoW

        I find it hilarious and a bit sad that those ankle-breakers she’s wearing are considered toned down. Those platforms look about 6 inches high to me.

        • Evan

          Well the shoes aren’t toned down that much, but the rest of it is toned down for her.

    • Trent

      If she looks uncomfortable it’s probably because the bodice of her dress is cutting off the circulation to her boobs. Seriously, how can she breathe?

      • Robin Murray

        I can’t remember the last time I saw mammaries this distressed. It’s an altogether sad look, but those boobies look miserable.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      I’ve always felt that she is uncomfortable exposing her face, hence why she covers it with makeup, hair, or whatever she comes up with. She hides behind it for whatever reason. Same thing for her penchant for wild costumes — if you look at the costume, you don’t look at her face as much. Just my humble opinion.

  • @Biting Panda

    I was about to say, she really doesn’t look like herself. She looks like a girl who gets told that she looks like Gaga.

    Hate the dress. A lot.

    • marlie

      My first thought was some sort of allergic reaction to something.

      • @Biting Panda

        Poor thing. And her shoes are ugly. Not her night.

        • Sarah

          When are her shoes NOT ugly?

          • @Biting Panda


        • Trent

          Agree about the dress and shoes, but I don’t know if I’d call her “poor thing,” since she goes home to (sigh) Taylor Kinney…

    • marlie


    • pookiesmom

      Botox at 27? I guess I’m not terribly surprised, but…that is seriously messed up. (Assuming it’s true…)

      Oh, stardom.

      • @Biting Panda

        Let’s hope not. Let’s hope for cheeseburgers and soda, my album didn’t do well, hand me the Rocky Road, bloat.

        • pookiesmom


      • detho

        Actually, word from my doctor friends who do cosmetic stuff is that you are supposed to Botox young to keep the wrinkles from ever forming in the first place. If you wait until later you just have wrinkles AND a frozen face.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          ‘Tis too late for me!! Too late, I tell you!

    • AshleyDeHaye

      My first thought was Bell’s palsy because it looks like the left side of her mouth is drooping, too.

      • GorgeousThings

        I don’t think it’s Bell’s. If you look at other pictures of her, she looks like her nerves are holding up okay. She looks more like she had a bad reaction to something (bad oyster?) and got put on steroids to counteract the swelling. I love Gaga – I do hope she’s okay!

    • TheOtherChristina

      She has lupus, right? That could explain the puffiness and the pained expression.

      Nothing explains that dress, though. It’s dreadful.

      • MoHub

        Golden bathrobe over Medieval torture device.

      • Yeah. Well, she calls it “borderline lupus,” either to deny it having any power over her or to keep fans from fretting, but it’s lupus. And as I know from experience, lupus + symptom flare-up + steroids = that face. Hope she’s dealing okay.

        (The painkillers she’s probably on would explain that dress. Come look at my ebay purchase history if you don’t believe me. D: )

        • formerlyAnon

          Kinda hoped that wasn’t the explanation but if any of us Internet strangers would recognize it, it’d be someone who’s dealt with the same issues. Hope you’re in a good phase.

          • Thanks! Doing well currently and appreciate your good wishes. 😀

    • MK03

      She’s got Phi-Phi Eye (AKA what happens when eye makeup and lashes are applied in such a way that you appear to have a lazy eye)

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I hope she’s okay, but I do love you forever for the use of PhiPhi Eye!

  • Spreecord

    She’s got some serious wonkeye going on. And that dress looks like it’s cutting off circulation to her tits.

  • Evan

    You should have posted the pics of her with her boyfriend and actor Taylor Kinney! He’s very easy on the eyes and has some stunning eyes himself!

  • marlie

    Yes, her face looks… different. At least her wig tape isn’t showing, though half of her dress looks like a cheap polyester robe. Also, despite the puffiness, her makeup looks really good.

  • MilaXX

    This would be okay if she wasn’t wearing those ridiculous shoes, they take the outfit right back into costume land. Her face does loo a little off, but I think it’s just a bad foundation job and a badly done lace front.

    • Rhonda Shore

      That’s what i think…bad/too much makeup. And the dress looks super cheap and tres flammable.

  • Glam Dixie

    My first thought was, my god that dress is ugly and her boobs look squished, my second was that her face appears a bit swollen.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    She’s having a reaction to something. Might be the makeup…

  • The lighting in there doesn’t look great either. Yellowish lights, with ugly red and gold interior decoration reflecting, may be contribution to how yellow she looks overall.

  • Jecca2244

    i agree. her face looks diferent. really different. i actually couldn’t tell it was her at first.

  • Sarah

    Pregnancy rumor! She has the changed face of pregnancy! (JK. She looks a lil weird, but I look like that after a few days on a bender, myself). I wish there were pants under that robe. Golden Cigarette Pants.

    • I would love golden cigarette pants under this! She can even borrow Martha Stewart’s pedal pushers.

      • Sarah

        I have to admit I thought of it because of the glimpse of satiny gold lining where her robe-thing meets over her left leg. Optically, that’s what I thought for a hot second was going on. And then I wished it to be true!

      • Danielle

        You say golden cigarette pants and all I can think of is the grandma on the Nanny.

    • mjude

      OMG…I want gold cigarette pants. Let’s go shopping kittens!

      • Glam Dixie

        How much more fabulous would we be judging celebrity fashion if we were in Gold Cigarette Pants!

        • Sarah

          OMG I was gonna make a comment about how GCP’s make me think of Bye Bye Birdie. I looked it up and it turns out that’s because Anne Margaret has cigarette pants in the movie and Conrad Birdie wears a gold suit. But what I also found out is according to IMDB there is a BBB “in production” which I thought intriguing, so I Googled it. AND, it seems that NBC might put on BBB for their next live stage production, to follow Sound of Underwood. YAY!! There had better be some frilly rhumba pants in that production, just sayin’

          • MoHub

            Well, one couldn’t miscast Kim worse than Ann-Margret. Or could one? I’m thinking Miley or Taylor might be equally horrible choices.

          • Sarah

            Gods Preserve Us. Some no-name kid with moxie, I hope.

          • formerlyAnon

            They might because they could give the male leads to Names in Birdie. (What am I saying?? You know it’s going to be either a pop star wanting to “stretch” or someone else off one of those competition reality shows.

          • Carrps

            Or frilly rhumba crop tops???

    • Kimbolina

      Hahaha, I kind of thought pregnancy too. Her face looks fuller, plus the squished boobs. Maybe she just gained a bit of weight?

      • Sarah

        Yeah, maybe. Either way, it’s not bad – just different. Softer.

  • Danielle

    My boobs hurt just looking at that bustline.

    • Constant Reader

      You beat me to it!

  • Jessica Freeman

    She looks to be in some sort of pain. Perhaps because she can’t breath and/or her boobs are about to explode under pressure.

    • marlie

      Plus, she’s tottering on those platforms with her feet bound.

      • MoHub

        I’ve actually almost gotten used to celebs with toes hanging over the fronts of their sandals, but her feet are actually overflowing the shoes on both sides.

    • marlie

      Maybe not bound, but they look to be at least two sizes two small.

  • teensmom99

    just think that with more weight on her face, Steffi looks different. And I get that, because I, too, have a bony face that looks really different depending on my weight. (I’m hoping I won’t get dinged for a body snark because I don’t mean it that way–I don’t think she looks bad like this).
    I also think that she is inching towards normal. I’ve felt for a long time that she has no where to go with the weird stuff. She’s already done weird as can be so she has to get herself out of the “can you top this rut.” But I think part of her discomfort is that now she’s not hidden so she’s very vulnerable.
    I wish she’d allow herself more comfortable shoes

    • @Biting Panda

      Well said.

    • Isabel

      I thought that she was just tired or jet-lagged.

  • Denise Alden

    Lady Gaga IS Gina Gershon IS Donatella Versace!

  • Morales Mike

    Not that I care that much about either of them but does this remind anyone of Madonna at the 1991 Academy Awards when she performed “Sooner or Later”? It’s not a direct copy of course but it’s got a whole – “I’m gonna clean up real nice and let them see I can do this”- kind of feel.

  • Nika E

    All of this look is totally crazy.

  • Judy_J

    Her “globes” look tortured.

  • Viviennne

    it’s really too bad that for someone who can afford to look fabulous ~ she looks cheap and goofy almost every time……

  • d4divine

    She looks very uncomfortable and I think her shoes are on the wrong feet.

  • webslice33

    is she having something done to her face this early?

    • Eric Stott

      or might need a bit?

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Love seeing her smile!! (she’s self conscious about her teeth) I think its refreshing she toned it down – for her – and did not walk the RC with Taylor. Totally there just to be her man’s date.

    I cant get excited about the actual look though. The outfit seems like a re-work of her Voice finale performance outfit and the shoes are too close to Courtney Stodden territory.

  • Tracy_Flick

    There seems to be a mini-theme lately of 80s Joan Collins Soap Diva Gold/Silver Lame.

  • Cheryl

    She looks like a Madame Tussand wax model of herself. I adore Lady Gaga, but this is way too conventional, way too normal.

  • Rand Ortega

    UGH. That’s a Sci Fi Pageant Dress. Miss Solar System from The Jetsons.

  • She has looked ‘not quite herself’ to my eyes for a little while now – I am concerned.

  • 3boysful

    The fit at the bustline is ATROCIOUS, and the lame appears to be of the cheapest sort, and finished poorly at that. She kind of looks like she was wearing a gilded swimsuit, was surprised with a party, and had to quickly pull on the cheap coverup, missing her left shoulder.

  • cocohall

    She is starting to look like a Salvidor Dali or Pablo Picasso painting. Which might resonate with her ArtPop sensibilities, but is actually a little uncomfortable to look at. The asymmetry in her features does suggest that something is happening. I hope it isn’t permanent. Because whether she is your cup o’ tea or not, I never would wish health problems on anyone.

  • Pennymac

    I thought “Tooth infection?” Something isn’t right.

  • GorgeousThings

    On the plus side: no tatty wigs.
    On the minus side – where do I begin? She looks like her parents told her she HAD to go to her cousin’s Bat Mitzvah (you know, the cousin she absolutely hates), and that she had to dress up, so she went to the thrift store and came back with this.

    No seriously, I love Gaga, but she looks uncomfortable in her own skin here, and that’s not a good thing.

  • quiltrx

    Something VERY strange going on with her face. I would snark that she looks high or like she’s been messing with her face…but then I’d feel really bad if it came out that she had had Bell’s Palsy or something!

  • Addicted2Glamour

    It’s tiring, this never-ending parade of characters and dressing up and costumes and B.S .- always being “ON!.” I’ll admit I’m reading a lot into it, but the look on her face suggests that she’s as much over it as I am. It must suck to be her.

  • lalahartma

    Her girls look tortured.

  • My exact thought was “has she been at the Botox?” but an allergic reaction actually makes more sense for some of the things going on there. Of course, Botox basically works via allergic reaction…

    • LadyLuck777

      Eh. Not so much. Allergies are mediated by histamine release. Botox works by blocking acetylcholine receptors. Just to clarify.

      • Interesting, I was under the impression that the tightened skin was a result of swelling in response to the presence of the toxin. What does acetylcholine do?

        • LadyLuck777

          Acetylcholine aids in muscle contractions, which over time is what causes wrinkles and frown lines. Botulinum toxin (Botox) essentially blocks release of acetylcholine, paralyzing those muscles and making the skin smooth. That’s why when someone gets full blown botulism they can get blurred vision (from weakness/paralysis of the eye muscles), difficulty swallowing, generalized weakness, and if left untreated can progress to paralysis of the respiratory muscles, which leads to suffocation. Gruesome, huh? And people put this in their face.

          The more you know. *shooting star*

  • boweryboy

    To me it looks like either she’s having an allergic reaction or she put on some weight.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s nearly unrecognizable. Would only weight gain would explain all the strangeness? I swear even her nose looks bigger. Or maybe it’s that it’s been so long since we’ve seen her not hiding behind costumes. Dunno, but the poor thing looks uncomfortable and ill.

  • Betsy

    She has the dreaded Split-Boob syndrome going on there. That means the upper part of the bodice (where the boob-age goes) is too SMALL. Quit buying your dresses according to numbers. You buy a dress according to the largest part of your anatomy, then have it taken in for any smaller areas. You don’t squish in the soft breast tissue into a dress that’s two sizes too small in that area. (Plus, it looks cheap — like 1970s Sci-Fi — some princess on some planet where everyone likes to dress in cheap gold lame and sequins. When will she make a play for Captain Kirk?!)

    • demidaemon

      Great advice more people should follow! For the play at Kirk, she’ll have to wait until Spock gives him up.

  • annrr

    its not you. Something is off

  • Nimith

    ‘Had work done.’ or ‘Heavily sedated.’?

  • Diego!

    I agree with the face reaction to make up. Her left eye is struggling with an eyelash that is about to crack it. Her face looks swollen, doesn’t it? What can we say about this look? It’s OK I guess. I can’t see pretty well the shoes 🙁

    • Eric Stott

      She looks puffy and (dare I say it) has developed a double chin. Still, she looks better here than her crazy lady pics.

      • Diego!

        The double chin reminds me of Liz Taylor’s double chin during her years of alcohol abuse. Awee Steffi, she is never an original girl! 😛

  • decormaven

    Thankful to see her face free of frightwig powder and feet unfettered by 15-inch heels. That said, she looks a bit nervous and apprehensive. That doesn’t elevate any look- and this gold robe with the too-tight bodice needs all the help it can get.

  • formerlyAnon

    Probrecita. Either odd weight gain or some kind of swelling. Hope it’s not side effects from a medication she needs.

    I like her makeup more than her dress. But what I DESPERATELY want to know is what is the guy behind her who looks like he’s embarking on drink #3 – or was that 5? – leaning on? it looks very utilitarian aluminum and plastic handle-ish, but I can’t figure it out and it’s making me nuts.

    • LambeeBaby

      I think it’s a railing at the base of a stairway.

  • YoungSally

    Why do I think of Miss Bacall and hear that old ditty “Fasten your seat belts. It’s gonna be a bumpy night!” — from the musical Applause

    And I know— there was a movie before that “All About Eve”

    • MoHub

      Yes. With Bette Davis delivering that immortal line.

      • YoungSally

        That’s who I thought…but too lazy to click the google icon.

    • formerlyAnon

      I love “All About Eve” immoderately. You gave me easily 5 minutes of happy reflections with that reference.

  • Too bad she couldn’t afford a dress that fit.

  • This dress makes my golden globes hurt just looking at how it fits her.

  • Kent Roby

    I assume the left sleeve of that cheap dressing gown is hanging behind her? Because I hope that no one would design this as a complete single gown.

  • KinoEye

    Could the lady perhaps be pregnant? I know that can do some odd things to your face. Plus, that capeish thing would be a great way to hide the beginnings of a baby bump. If she is, though, her poor boobs must be screaming in pain from that bust.

  • Stefanie Mackenziews

    Looks like the left eyelash is having some kind of episode. I must be odd, and God knows I’ve been told it more than once, but good grief at the stretch marks on her bosoms. I’d be trying to camouflage, cover..something. She reminds me of MM shots taken dressed in her bathrobe. Steffi just looks a little like an uncomfortable former Las Vegas cocktail waitress who has been invited TO the party instead of WORKING the party and doesn’t quite know how to act.

  • Sara McMurray

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she is soon diagnosed with Bells palsy…and I’m not being mean, just something weird happened there.

  • Katie

    Those are newly pregnant boobs, mark my words.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Really? “Had work done” for a 25-year-old?

    She’s been vocal about having lupus — could that explain the swollen face?

  • paging Donatella…I know she is dialing back her outrageous dress, but she is looking to all the wrong places for inspiration (Princess Leah from Return of Jedi??) Once again, call St. Laurent, Balmain or try someone new and fresh!