Lady Gaga’s fashion choices are anything but ordinary, so when the pop diva decides to wear a wardrobe staple, it’s not going to be standard. Currently promoting House of Gucci’s awards season run on the late-night circuit, Gaga paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. When promoting her film projects, she and stylists Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout tend to go for glamour, so they pulled out a little black dress from Christian Siriano’s pre-fall collection, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, cat-eye sunglasses by Dita, and a wealth of diamond and gold jewelry from Los Angeles label KatKim. For Gaga, the combination was subdued, but it still projected the right amount of retro attitude.
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What separated Siriano’s LBD from the competition were its voluminous tulle sleeves. Sheer, ruffled, and almost the exact length of the look’s hemline, they added movement and a sense of playfulness to the silhouette. Fluttering as Gaga walked across Kimmel’s stage and later when she paused to pose for photographers, the sleeves helped her to create a series of expressive paparazzi snapshots.
Siriano’s adaptable design allows wearers to remove the garment’s most dramatic element and wear the mini-dress by itself. Still, Gaga’s enjoyment of her outfit made a case for embracing fashion’s theatrical side no matter the occasion. As for her beauty look for the evening, it was all about letting the outfit do all the talking. Gaga kept things simple with glowing skin, a swipe of lip gloss, and breezy blonde locks left open.
Originally published in Vogue.com