Only Lady Gaga could be the best dressed at a red carpet event without actually walking the red carpet. On Sunday night, before her Washington, D.C., concert is streamed into the American Music Awards, Gaga walked her own red carpet and paid tribute to the late Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away on Saturday.
The pop star shared several photos and videos of her set up backstage at her Joanne World Tour show. “When the #AMAs brings the red carpet to you! #AMAsRedCarpet #AMAsxGAGA wearing the one and only #Alaïa,” she captioned a Boomerang of her striking a fierce AF pose and flipping her hair on the small stretch of carpet. Gaga’s ultra-glamorous look included not one but two form-fitting Alaïa minidresses: one in black-and-white plaid and another black V-neck number. She completed the look with “all copper e’rythang” hair and makeup, including a head full of strawberry blond curls and glittery copper eyeshadow and lip gloss.
Lady Gaga also paid tribute to the Tunisian-born designer in a series of black-and-white pictures of the two of them that she posted on Instagram on Saturday. “I’ll mourn forever the loss of my friend. A true genius in not only fashion but in his heart. He was a king and had the highest standards of design and work ethic. He was so giving, so loving, his heart so full and pure. I️’d watch in awe as he handmade each and every piece, his fingers touching the fabric like poetry,” she wrote. “Then he would want to feed us all, and cook with his own hands and talk for hours at the table while his dogs would run around joyfully smelling the delicious food he made us. To say he was special would be an understatement. To say he was integral, important and influential to fashion is simply not enough. There was no one who did what he did. No one knew a woman’s body like him. He should be celebrated as one of the greatest fashion designers the world has ever known. I️ love you, Azzedine. I️'m devastated I️ didn’t get to say goodbye. I️ love you.”
Gaga’s performance of “The Cure” will air during the awards show.
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