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Lady Gaga's Crystal Dress And Feathered Cape Are As Wild And Wonderful As They Sound

The singer wore a Ralph Lauren dress bedazzled with 23,000 crystals.

Lady Gaga is the queen of not only dramatic entrances but also dramatic fashion moments

The singer and “A Star Is Born” actress showed up to the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday night in yet another jaw-dropping, outrageous look on her awards season tour. 

Gaga wore a custom black halter-neck tuxedo dress by Ralph Lauren, which the brand said was embellished with 23,000 jet crystals. The gown’s thigh-high slit showed off her black heels, all of which she paired with a bold red lip and blueish-platinum hair fashioned in an old-Hollywood style. 

But the most eye-catching part of the singer’s outfit was clearly a black and gold feathered cropped cape, which she carried instead of wore. 

It’s an accessory that’s off the deep end, and we’re diving in. 

Lady Gaga at the 2019 National Board of Review awards gala, where she was named Best Actress, Jan. 8 in New York.
Lady Gaga at the 2019 National Board of Review awards gala, where she was named Best Actress, Jan. 8 in New York.
Lady Gaga brightens a dreary night in Manhattan on Jan. 8.
Lady Gaga brightens a dreary night in Manhattan on Jan. 8.
Her bold lip and dark smoky eye add to the drama of the look.
Her bold lip and dark smoky eye add to the drama of the look.

The actress took home the Best Actress award for her role as singer Ally in “A Star Is Born.”  

In her 13-minute acceptance speech, Gaga spoke about having been bullied and channeling that to play the character. 

“Ally was all the things I was not when I went out into the world to pursue my dreams,” the 32-year-old performer said.

“I had to reflect on an earlier time in my life, in high school and earlier, when I was bullied. I felt unheard. I was traumatized by people telling me over and over again that I wasn’t and couldn’t become who I dreamed of becoming.” 

Gaga in a custom black tuxedo dress by Ralph Lauren. So, so dramatic.
Gaga in a custom black tuxedo dress by Ralph Lauren. So, so dramatic.

She dedicated the award to her fiancé, talent agent Christian Carino, and thanked her family members for their enormous support. 

“I have always made art not just for myself but to make my family proud. I did this one Germanotta-style,” said Gaga, who was born Stefani Germanotta.

She ended her speech on a positive, saying, “And to anyone in the world of any sexual identity, however you define yourself, I promise you: If you put your mind to it and you work hard and you don’t listen to the rejection, you can achieve anything that life throws your way.” 

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