She’s touted to be nominated for a raft of awards for her turn in A Star is Born, and Lady Gaga has kicked off trophy season in true style. The pop-star-turned-actress smoldered on the red carpet of the American Cinematheque Awards 2018 on Thursday night, turning to a designer of the region for her statement gown.
Covered in signature laser-print floral motifs, the nude-hued floor-sweeper was instantly recognizable as the work of Azzedine Alaïa, the late Tunisian couturier. With a hint of shimmer, a sculpted halter-neck, and gentle fishtail hemline, the effect was ethereal yet utterly modern; perfectly in line with Gaga’s recent spate of ultra-glam yet unpredictable red-carpet looks. The 32-year-old has been bringing her fashion A-game to awards and festivals aplenty since wrapping the 2018 remake of A Star is Born, and is rumored to be scooping an Oscar nomination for her take on Ally, an aspiring singer plucked from obscurity and thrown into the limelight by a struggling rock star.
During the American Cinematheque Awards, the A-lister, born Stefani Germanotta, paid tribute to her co-star and director Bradley Cooper, revealing he helped her reconnect with her name. “I ran from Stefani for a long time,” she said on stage. “I put on a superhero cape and called myself Lady Gaga. You challenged me to deep dive into a place where I had to see her again, be Stefani again.”
This week’s outing isn’t the first time the star has worn the Tunisian designer’s work, having also sported a white Alaïa midi dress at the Venice Film Festival in August. Gaga has also donned a suit by the label at the 2017 American Music Awards in honor of the couturier, who passed away in Paris on November 18, 2017.