Lady Gaga may be Mother Monster, but at the 2018 Grammy Awards her ensemble seemed to be inspired by the Mother of Dragons, Game of Thrones royalty Daenerys Targaryen.
The singer, 31, was among the first celebrities to arrive on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the 60th annual show, and was a standout in a custom Armani Privé black lace, long-sleeved jumpsuit, plus a dramatic black skirt with a high leg slit and statement train that according to eye-witnesses on the carpet, required three people to carry.
Gaga, who is nominated for best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album in addition to performing, accessorized her look with statement danglers and an engagement-like pink diamond ring (surrounded by a halo of smaller white diamonds on a gold band) that she’s been seen wearing for the last few months. And while the star has not announced any engagement news, she was seen out with boyfriend Christian Carino on Saturday ahead of the awards show.
Most whimsical was Mother Monster’s platinum blonde hair that was majestically crisscrossed by black strings to hold her two fishtail braids in place, which was inspired by the star’s dress design for the evening according to her hairstylist Frederic Aspiras.
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“Gaga and I always wanted to do something special with hair braiding. When I saw the dress it reminded me of gowns from the Victorian Era, and how women wore corsets,” Aspiras told PeopleStyle. “Thus, I used that as inspiration to incorporate in the hair and braiding…and voila! The result was romantic, seductive, Victorian inspired hair.”
Aspiras snagged a black satin cord (like what would be used on a real corset) from a fabric store and then weaved it into her two side braids, which he locked into place using a bit of John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Gel.
With such an intricate hairstyle, Aspiras made sure to create the look ahead of time, which ultimately took him an hour and a half to create for Gaga before the show.
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And she brought back the classic Gaga-esque sky high heel boots to accessorize her entire look.
Gaga’s makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the star’s makeup for the night that featured a dark smoky eye with ample amount of glitter.
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In addition, the singer accented her all-black look with a white rose to show solidarity in the movement against sexual harassment and assault.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, are broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on CBS starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
— with reporting by Jackie Fields