While the Oscars saw plenty of stars in Arab designers on the red carpet, Lady Gaga took regional talent to the stage at the Grammy Awards last night. After walking into the event in an asymmetrical black and white Armani Privé gown, the star slipped into a custom Elie Saab dress for her performance.
The singer was introduced via video by Tony Bennett, the iconic musician to whom Gaga paid a touching tribute. Taking the stage to sing ‘Love for Sale’ and ‘Do I Love You’ from her album Love for Sale, which she recorded with Bennett, Gaga was dressed in a mint blue satin dress paired with matching metallic pumps appropriate for the jazz performance. The bespoke strapless piece designed by the Lebanese couturier captured the Old Hollywood vibe Gaga is known to have embraced as of late and featured a bodice wrapped in layers of fabric, a flared-out skirt, and an oversized bow at the back. Sporting the same hairstyle from her red carpet appearance, Gaga’s blonde locks were pulled back in a classic updo with waves, while her makeup look was completed with glowing skin and glossy pink lips.
This marks the second time when the 36-year-old has championed Arab talent during this year’s awards season. Accepting the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for best actress for her work in House of Gucci last month, Gaga wore a pair of Yigit pumps from Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi’s namesake label.
Gaga’s tear-jerking performance at the Grammys was accompanied by five nominations which she shared with Bennett. The singer also has a busy year ahead, with a continuation of her Jazz and Piano residency in Vegas, followed by her long-awaited Chromatica ball tour starting on July 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany.