I didn’t even recognize Lady Gaga when I was looking through the thumbnails of the new photos. Last night, Gaga attended the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s third annual Patron of the Artist Awards. Gaga was actually honored at this (completely random?) awards ceremony along with Harrison Ford, Spike Lee and Jeffrey Katzenberg. It worked out well for Gaga – she’s been Oscar campaigning for A Star Is Born for two months already, and she’s got like three more months to go on this fakakta campaign. Gaga, like Bradley Cooper, is hungry for Oscars. So it’s a good sign that SAG-AFTRA is already choosing to honor her with *something*.
As for her look… her dress is Christian Dior and it’s an utter snooze. I’ve actually appreciated Gaga’s fashion drama in previous appearances to promote the film – love it or hate it, she’s gotten attention, which is her job. So why this sad peach-beige dress? I don’t know. Maybe she really wanted to highlight how friggin’ orange she is these days.
Gaga gave a speech for 23 minutes focusing on mental health and opening up about her own struggles. “We are losing a generation of young people who do not believe that their voices are worth hearing, that their pain has no end, and that their contributions are not valuable enough to move the needle in society and culture… I’m sad to say, but with truth in my heart and knowledge, that we are in the midst of a global mental health crisis.” You can read about her speech here.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Backgrid.