Lady Gaga in Versace in New York City

Posted on May 15, 2014

Normcore, Gaga-style:



Lady-Gaga-GOTS-NYC-Versace-BTWH-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lady Gaga seen arriving at a studio in New York City in a Versace blouse paired with brown trousers.

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She looks like an office manager in 1992.

She does have wonderfully thuggish tastes in bodyguards, though. We’ll give Steffi that one.




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  • Danielle

    I love the shoes but lord, that hair.

    • Sarah

      That hair and THOSE PANTS.

      • marlie

        That hair, those pants, and that shirt.

      • SugarSnap108

        Those pants are the enemy of pelvises everywhere.

        • They’re poochy grandma pants.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            The top is such a blousy look that I think slimmer cut pants would have worked better than the grandma bottoms

        • Jackie4g

          Although, they were the hot ticket in 1989. You could do crunches from now until eternity and still have a built in pooch with those pleats. Terrible.

          • AlexisPayne

            Its so wonderfully bad though.
            Can I get an amen that she is at least no wearing those pleather platform boots for once.

          • Jackie4g

            Amen, Sister.

          • Ali2044

            It is wonderfully bad. I’d never wear it, but I love seeing her wear it.

        • Kayceed

          Enemy of Pelvi – the Pants’ Revenge.

          • SugarSnap108

            I struggled over whether it was ‘pelvises’ or ‘pelvi.’

      • demidaemon

        YEEESH. Yeah.

    • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      Keep the shoes, burn the rest.

    • That wig is not as bad as many others she has worn.

  • Carrie

    No. No. No.

  • imperfectlaura

    I actually think that top with skinny jeans would make a cool outfit. As is, it looks like the outfit of someone auditioning to be on What Not to Wear.

    • demidaemon

      I thought that was all her outfits. 😉

  • Kathy_Marlow

    I miss HGH (Hot Ginger Handler)

    • Anna

      And Steroid Picard!

    • Jackie4g

      As do we all. Sigh.

  • Miranda

    Who is Blair from The Facts of Life circa 1982??

    • AnaRoW

      Blair would never wear her hair like that. Tootie would though.

      • Karen Belgrad

        So would Phil Spector…

  • “Paired with brown trousers” – who would believe that so much fug could be contained in so few words?

    • charlotte

      And the wig isn’t even mentioned in the caption…

      • Wig or wigs? It almost looks like she is wearing two separate ones!

        • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

          Judging from the change in color and where it’s parted, it looks like a front comb piece, either with her hair or another wig in back. Either way, it’s a giant NO.

    • Terri Ellis

      Brown PLEATED Trousers. And I left those bangs behind at about age 10!

      • Sarah

        Thats a Tootie wig if I ever saw one. Put that mother in pigtails and give her some roller skates.

  • sundaynightaddict

    Those pants are giving me the Z Cavaricci flashback sweats.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Lady Gag. The looks get worse and worse!

  • ashtangajunkie

    I wonder what her real hair looks like.

    • madscntst

      At this point, so does she.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Ha! Most likely.

  • nannypoo

    I would love to know what that handler is thinking.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      “Look at this basic bitch.”

    • formerlyAnon

      “Thank god she’s not wearing those godawful shoes. Someday we’re gonna miss some nutter who’s trying to take her down because we’re too busy making sure she’s not breaking a leg falling offa those motherfuckers.”

    • demidaemon

      “Who the hell is that? Oh, right, my client.”

  • Anna

    I love that “office manager from 1992” is the Gaga equivalent of a t-shirt and jeans. This is the most “civilian” she’s ever looked.

    I’m also positive my mom owned this outfit and we subsequently sold them at a garage sale when my parents sold our old house 8 years ago. Now I know where they ended up!

  • Gatto Nero

    That wig.

    • formerlyAnon

      She’s got to have the largest collection of terrible wigs in the possession of a single individual, don’t you think?

  • @Biting Panda

    I wonder of she and Zosia Mamet are frinds? They look they could be fashion buddies.

  • Glam Dixie

    Dear God, those thighs in them jeans…drool…oh,sorry, Steffi’s doing something attention seeking? Sure, yeah, whatever.

  • titaness25

    Where’s Hot Ginger Dude? (I assume by your 1992 reference you mean this outfit is tragic.)

  • Coolekat

    If I appeared in public in that outfit my friends would stage an intervention.

  • Rhonda Shore

    Could those pants be any more hideous? Or that wig? Giant UGH.

  • Le_Sigh


  • majorbedhead

    Oh my god, those trousers! High-waisted AND pleated and look like they were sewn in a 7th grade home-ec class. *shudder* And that blouse is also hideous.

    I like the shoes. That’s about all I have….

  • imspinningaround

    She looks like the lost girl member of the Dick in a Box guys.

    • julnyes

      Which makes sense since she did film a video with them (the 3-Way Golden Rule one)

  • Anna

    From the neck up she looks like a blonde Cher from the late 60s – from the neck down, it’s all dumpsville.

  • amandamay83

    So much money. So little taste.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Don’t you just hate when that happens?

  • Twigg

    The shoes are kind of cute?

    • MoHub

      And they don’t have platform soles! that may be the only upside to all this.

      • 3boysful

        I looked at them and said–ah, she’s wearing normal shoes! I actually thought that about 4-5″ heels.

        • MoHub

          But not 4-5″ soles.

        • Gatto Nero

          Everything is relative in Gagaland.

  • Teresa Wyatt


  • I went through those against for the bodyguard. A better experience, that time.

  • Coleslaw McGraw

    Pleats are never in. Does she ever have an expression on her face?

    • Shawn EH

      Those pants are straight up 80s, like two steps from parachute material.

  • Roz

    So much precision in this fug….those sleeves rolled to that unusual length, the wig’s bangs trimmed to frame her face in the most unflattering way, the pants billowing around her ass in a symphony of unsexiness….

    • numenah

      Did you check out the fabric on those trousers?! Completely calculated FUG. Godawmighty.

      • Roz

        A very thorough job!

    • boweryboy

      “… the pants billowing around her ass in a symphony of unsexiness….”

      This sentence is pure awesomeness. I can not stop laughing.

    • Gatto Nero

      Adding “a symphony of unsexiness” to my list of must-use phrases.
      Thank you.

  • kipper

    So sweet that Nona could come up from Boca for Sissy’s graduation.

  • BitterOldQueen

    The shoes are amazing, and the outfit is so…normal that it’s shocking on Gaga, and since Gaga does Shocking, it’s exactly right. That wig, though, honey, is just awful.

  • B_C_J

    This is horribly unflattering. The pleats in the pants together with the blousing of the top are giving her a pear shape when the reality is that she has an enviable figure. The wig and glasses are simply ugly. The shoes are terrific.

  • MilaXX

    Like her shoes, the rest is still tired & boring. Not liking this new bodyguard. I miss HGH and Steroid Picard.

    • Violina23

      HGH forevuh…

    • boweryboy

      I’m not liking him either, but he’ll do in a pinch. Those jeans aren’t doing him any favors but adding about an inch to the inseam would work wonders.

    • formerlyAnon

      I like this one better than Steroid Picard. But neither will replace HGH in the mylar & plastic rose edifice that is the for pop culture and shallow snap judgements version of my heart.

  • YoungSally

    Perfect description!!

    Working 9-to-5, what a way to make a living…..

  • Pennymac

    That hair hurts my soul.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    John Lennon lives!

  • Betsy

    I laughed so hard at TLo’s description of this that my co-workers asked me what I was looking at on my computer.

  • StelledelMare

    I swear my grandmother has that shirt.

  • Melanie

    I don’t see any shoulder pads. WHERE IS YOUR DEDICATION, STEFFI?

    • formerlyAnon


  • ChiKat67

    Hideous from the ankles up.

  • Julie Ree

    i hope this is for some SNL bit she is doing.

  • smayper

    When I saw the thumbnail, I thought, “Man from 70s glam-rock band.” Anyone else get a distinctly masculine vibe?

    • demidaemon

      If it weren’t for the shoes, hell yes. All she needs is a pair of men’s dress shoes and she could be a drag king.

  • ktr33

    I think reactions to Gaga outfits come in 2 categories: 1) wow, what a crazy fabulous Gaga get-up; 2) um, I don’t get it but it’s Gaga so, um, maybe that’s the point, maybe?

  • Kathleen


  • rissa42210

    I’m all for her 24-hr drag, but this just doesn’t look good.

  • courtney hooper

    She looks like Phil Spector.

  • leahpapa

    You guys, Penny Marshall looks amaaaahzing.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Did you read her book, “My Mother Was Nuts”? Hysterical.

      • Constant Reader

        I read parts of it in a bookstore and regret i didn’t buy it and read the whole thing. Must remedy that.

  • boweryboy

    Gaga, your pretensions bore me.

  • Emily Smith

    Ya know it doesn’t say much for Versace that as soon as I saw the first pic I thought “yikes that top is garish, must be a Versace blouse”.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I had exactly the same first thought!

  • marlie

    What the everliving f*ck is with that wig? The whole look is the definition of “no.”

    • mjude

      thank you.

    • demidaemon

      It looks like a wig that was purposely made for the sole reason of revealing during a lip sync to show that it was, indeed, a man in that dress. As if you could not have figured out otherwise.

  • Garcia Loca

    I don’t know where to start. OK, I admit utter defeat and retreat to other T&Lo posts.

  • uprightcitizen

    Not even office manager. More like the office crazy lady that makes everyone uncomfortable. She played a couple of characters like this when she hosted SNL, and this ensemble pretty much looks like the costume department at SNL put this together for her so she would look extra-awkward. Not that it matters with an outfit this ugly, but those pants look like they were hemmed with Elmer’s glue.

    • Constant Reader

      Agreed. I’ve been hesitant to post because this outfit is bringing back flashbacks of a completely tacky co-worker who dressed in a time warp and constantly gave me unsolicited fashion “advice” in a patient, crazy-second-grade-teacher tone. Also, she manipulated and lied and generally made my life hell. Even the frankly fake shade of blonde hair is on point. ::shudder::

      • demidaemon

        She sounds like a real keeper. Did you outlast her or did she outlast you?

        • Constant Reader

          She outlasted me. To be honest, she was better at being a manipulative, gaslighting bitch than I was at fighting a manipulative, gaslighting bitch.

          • demidaemon

            Well, it is your win really. Who wants to put up with that crap? She also sounds vaguely like one of my mother’s current coworkers.

          • Constant Reader

            Agreed about the win. The office situation was difficult before she showed up and toxic afterward. If your mom needs some insight into what’s happening, I highly recommend the book The Gaslight Effect by Dr. Robin Stern. It can be a little hard to find but it’s worth the effort. There is a Kindle edition or her local library system may have a copy. Halfway through reading it, I called a friend who worked in another department and said “Great news! I’m not crazy!” (He didn’t think I was and didn’t know I felt that way, but I did.) There are tools your mom can use to stop it, but they work best if you identify the problem early and take action then.

          • demidaemon

            Luckily, my mom has it finagled so that, right now, she does not have to work directly with said person. Said person has, though, already caused one person to quit, TPTB know she’s a ticking time bomb but refuse to let her go, and they work in a pharmacy where said person is allowing mistakes to go through, possibly hurting customers.

            In other words, while my mom seems to be out of the line of fire, said person has laid her sight on new and worse victims.

          • Constant Reader

            Ugh. I’ve heard stories like that from the medical field before. There’s got to be a special circle in Hell for people who take their own issues out on those who are sick.

          • demidaemon

            *nods sagely*

          • demidaemon

            By the way, thanks for the rec!

          • Constant Reader

            You’re welcome!

  • Shawn EH

    She’s rocking distaff Phil Spector! What shall we call this latest Statham-y protector?

  • FibonacciSequins

    lol. Normcore is the stupidest fashion trend ever.

    • demidaemon

      It is. But, if this is what all normcore was, I would love it just for the chance to snark on some fug. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

  • nycfan

    The sleeve length on that very 90s shirt seems … curious.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I had that hair in 1967.

  • sherrietee

    I’m also getting a weird 70’s Elton John vibe. It’s a bit disconcerting.

  • RCH

    I have a theory that this woman “uglifies” herself because of low self esteem and fear other people would call her ugly. With this dressing and styling, no one can call her ugly since she is doing it herself, and it’s a costume. Who knows? I like pseudo-psychoanalyzing celebrities.

  • Qitkat

    If those brown pants get any uglier they’ll be in the loo.

  • Mary_Shelley

    I would have bought this outfit in the 90s, and then it would have sat in my closet forever, unworn, as a reminder of how things in the store can look different at home.

  • Cheryl

    She’s doing the normalcore thing, right? “They expect a dress made of doll’s heads, and BOOM, I give them THIS!” I prefer, outrageous, nutty Gaga to this. It might be ugly, but it’s fun and creative, this is just ugly and boring.

  • d4divine

    I love her…my guess is she wakes up thinking, who will I be today…regardless of what anyone thinks….that is a creative person’s dream!

  • Joey Melliza

    ….she’s on her way to see edward scissorhands for a trim

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Is that Lena Dunham?

  • Dora Kishinevsky

    How sacred!

  • Imasewsure

    Penny Marshall realness… not recommended a second time, dear Stef

  • bluefish

    Todd Rundgren from the neck up back in the day! It was late last night, I was feeling something wasn’t right, there was not another soul in sight — Only you–u-u-u — She is amusing as hell, this one.

    • Wink

      Oh, god… spot on! (Now I must find Todd Rundgren on YouTube. Thanks!)

      • bluefish

        Something/Anything one of my faves of all time. Don’t forget Nils Lofgren’s first solo album — Keith Don’t Go, Can’t Buy a Break, etc. Good times! Instant transport upon listening to that general time period and all of our ancient & questionable fashion choices. The worse the outfits sometimes the better the music. Something Gaga seems well aware of. Cheers.

        • formerlyAnon

          God I still have my original vinyl copy of Something/Anything. His first release I had on . . . wait for it . . . 8-track! LOL. Long gone.

          • bluefish

            See, this is why I love her — She takes you there! I remember 8 tracks too! We are the original Edwardians, honey!

          • formerlyAnon

            “We are the original Edwardians” is a phrase destined to become the title of something or the name of something.

  • bluefish

    Forgot to say, the shoes are terrific — the glasses too.

  • KendraMR

    Gawd, she wears the worst wigs. She has to be doing this on purpose, no? It’s like she’s saying,”Find me the cheapest, shittiest wigs to go with all of my Versace looks!” ::rolls eyes::

  • “She looks like an office manager in 1992.”

    MTE. It reminds me of watching my grandmother getting ready for work in the mornings. All this effort to be only slightly fancier…

  • deech_sea

    Love the glasses, blouse, shoes, and yes, the wig. Not loving the pants. “Office manager circa 1992” might be accurate. Sometimes, I wish she’d offer a weekend summary of her looks.

  • Jeremy Thomas Porta


  • BayTampaBay

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE the shoes.

  • unbornfawn

    She needs those hulking body guards to carry her around, since most of the time she is wearing shoes you can’t walk in.

  • Zeee

    (Raises hand) May I have those shoes please?

  • Wink

    All she needs is a navy blazer with brass buttons to complete her time travel attire.

  • Mrs. Julien

    This article is trending right now and continually seeing that header photo at the top of the main page is bruising my soul. Everything from the ankles up is so painfully hideous.

  • She’ll be the envy of the nursing home!

  • Mrs. C

    That bodyguard looks like he hates every minute of his job.

  • georgie

    She looks like she’d fit right into Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – bowl cut bangs, Lennon glasses, and all.

    • CatLady

      I was about to post from the waist up she looks like a blonde Beatle.

  • Shelby

    Well, these are the best shoes she’s ever worn. Takeaway? She should attempt normcore more often…

  • joancarol

    She looks like a Hasidic rabbi

  • crash1212

    Only things working for me are the fierce shoes, but not with this “outfit”…and her bodyguards. They are always excellent.

    • Coolekat

      the body guards are the only thing worth looking in most of her photos.

  • KayEmWhy

    Obviously she went on a thrift store dive.

  • annejumps

    smh. I’m not ready for the return of the early ’90s. Those were middle school years for me and I will never see the appeal.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh, hey there, handler with the arresting face!

    Those clothes are UGLY. I allow that there is probably an editorial presentation of the pants that would convince me they were attractive and I might buy them (hell, I learned NOTHING from the ’80s, apparently, did I?), the blouse is irredeemable.

    • demidaemon

      I’m not sure. I find pleated pants to be pretty irredeemable. In fact, on my last shopping trip, I turned down many a pair of pants simple because they were pleated. I’m sure the pooch effect is what every person really wants to showcase on their lower half.

      • formerlyAnon

        Well, see, you are SMART! I have nearly a decade of evidence in my past that what my intellect knows, can be swayed by the right ensemble on the right woman photographed or filmed in the right lighting. I’d LIKE to think that I am wiser, now, but judging by how I run the rest of my life, I’m not at all sure!

        • demidaemon

          No that I’ve never wore them. I also made this mistake. However, ten seasons of WNTW finally penetrated my thick skull and I will never go back.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    OMG it’s time for “Coffee Talk with Linda Richman” by Mike Myers on Saturday Night Live, the 2014 version. LIKE BUTTA!!!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    There’s something about that bodyguard…

    • Constant Reader

      I suspect there is a six-pack under that black shirt. I am willing to investigate.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    What?? No one else hears Michael Kors saying “That crotch is CRAAAAZY”.

  • snarkykitten

    My aunt wears stuff like this. (She actually showed up to my wedding in a tangerine velor track suit with drop crotch pants.) Yeah. this is no bueno.

    • demidaemon

      WOW. Your aunt has some balls. And no taste.

  • MW

    She can see and walk on her own, it’s an ‘attagirl’ from me!

  • Edith Head if she woke up from the dead in 1992 and went to town at The Limited.

  • Lisalady161

    I miss HGH and Tall, Bald and Handsome. This BG is a well-put-together Mook, but a Mook nonetheless.

  • traceyishere

    Z Cavaricci!

  • mickiemonkey

    Why does she look like Stuart Little to me here?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living!

  • Crystal


  • smayer

    That is so very much an outfit my (at the time) bank teller mother wore to work in the early 1990s. Sans the shoes, of course. Normcore, indeed.

  • bluefish

    Just to say that the pants look vintage — and possibly homemade. More mid to late 80s than 90s. With a tight tight black turtleneck and some killer old school black or dark brown ankle boots — with heels — the pants would stand a chance. This was once upon a time, Talking Heads, our harem style of trouser. You definitely had to know what to mix with it. Tight tight on top and the right boot at the bottom. A good short spiky haircut and one long cluster, dangle earring — and good to go, Flock of Seagulls.

    But she’s LG and she can do what she wants — good for her. I wonder what she’s up to.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yup. We are age mates.

      • bluefish

        As the kids used to say (since everything changes now ever 12 minutes) — I know, right? If youth knew, if age could!

  • seventeenwest

    Penny Marshall vibes, anyone?

    • bluefish

      OMG — Totally … LOL.

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    This is a joke right?

  • Pterodactyl111

    Wow, those pants are an affront to God and man.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    That… that may be the ugliest thing she’s ever worn. And that is saying a lot.

  • Yes yes, this is what the human race dresses like. Exaaaactly.

    • Although I’m pretty sure I’ve thrifted for an outfit similar to that before.

  • Michelle Lim

    Oh lord…BAD 90’s!!

  • Vee

    I want the ‘guard. And pleated pants never did any woman any favors.

  • Man Dala

    03 03 4 5 e 6 — bitch stole Raffaella Carra’s look circa 1983.

  • MaggieSays

    I just… I just cant even.

  • Leah Elzinga

    aggressively ugly.

  • CROTCH…. In that last picture,,,his NOT hers!

  • JynxTheCat

    ulgy is the new gaga

  • Elizabetta1022

    She reminds me of Penny Marshall’s character on The Odd Couple. I think she was Oscar’s secretary.

  • frosty dufour

    Is this normcore?

  • m3grrl

    Oh, that’s where my high school pants from the 80s went!

  • lilazander

    HAHAHA… My Czech friend once said about pants like that (and that was circa 1996), that “Polish street sellers with moustaches wear them”. And that was soon after Poland got free from the Communist regime; and true I remember those pants, too (though I’m not Czech)..

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Aargh! Flashback!

  • Akemi