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Lady Gaga’s Style Evolution, From The Meat Dress To Designer Ballgowns

From loud mini dresses to cathedral-length trains.

Lady Gaga has earned a remarkable reputation for herself since stepping on the scene back in 2008. From a talented musician to an award-winning actress, beauty mogul, and fashion icon there’s nothing she can’t do. Ahead, see some of her best red carpet moments yet.

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2008, Z100's Jingle Ball

In 2008, Gaga released her hit single “Just Dance,” which catapulted her to stardom. That same year, Haus of Gaga recreated this white one-shoulder 3D dress inspired by a 1991 Mugler dress.

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2009, Brit Awards

At her first Brit Awards in 2009, Gaga wore this Bernard Chandran satin hot pink mini dress with a plunging neckline and bubble hem.

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2009, MTV Video Music Awards

Gaga arrived to her first MTV VMAs in 2009 wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier dress and a very large feathered neck brace.

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2010, GRAMMY Awards

The 2010 Grammy Awards were a big night for Gaga as she wore a custom sheer strapless gown designed by Giorgio Armani.

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2010, MTV Video Music Awards

Gaga’s first look arriving to the 2010 MTV VMAs was a custom Alexander McQueen gown with a gold feather mohawk designed by Perry Meek.

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2010, MTV Video Music Awards

Gaga’s second look of the night is most likely her most iconic fashion moment from her career. Titled Matambre, the “meat dress” was designed by Franc Fernandez.

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2011, CFDA Fashion Awards

Gaga wore a sheer catsuit underneath a black corset and mini skirt with an organza train by Mugler to the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2011.

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2013, Glamour Women Of The Year Gala

Gaga wore this all-white Thom Browne pearl-embellished skirt suit to the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Gala.

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2013, American Music Awards

Gaga gave total Rapunzel vibes wearing this Versace lavender dress while arriving with a mechanical white horse to the American Music Awards in 2013.

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2014, Academy Awards

At the 2014 Academy Awards, Gaga wore an embellished grown by Versace.

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2014, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gaga wore a strapless white custom Versace gown with mesh cut-outs and crystal embellishments to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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2015, Grammy Awards

After winning a Grammy back in 2015, Gaga wore a custom dress by Brandon Maxwell.

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2015, Academy Awards

Gaga wore a custom Azzedine Alaïa gown with large red leather gloves to the Oscars in 2015.

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2015, Met Gala

Arriving to the 2015 Met Gala, Gaga was outfitted in a custom Balenciaga by Alexander Wang all-black outfit with an embellished kimono-like coat.

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2016, Grammy Awards

Gaga arrived to the Grammy Awards in 2016 wearing a Marc Jacobs dress coat with red mega-platform heels.

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2016, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gaga showed out at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a custom Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit that featured a peplum top with a long skirt train.

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2017, Toronto International Film Festival

Arriving to the world premiere of her film, Gaga: Five Foot Two, the musician gave Mad Hatter vibes with a peach patchwork coat made by Lanotta Studio.

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2018, Venice Film Festival

Gaga wore a stunning Valentino Couture feathered gown to a screening of A Star is Born at the Venice Film Festival in 2018.

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2018, Toronto International Film Festival

Gaga stunned in this black-and-pink velvet Ralph & Russo dress at the A Star is Born premiere after party in 2018.

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2018, A Star Is Born UK Premiere

At the UK premiere of A Star is Born in 2018, Gaga wore a 1700s-inspired Alexander McQueen gown.

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2018, Elle’s Women In Hollywood Celebration

At Elle’s Women In Hollywood Celebration in 2018, Gaga went for a more subtle look of an oversized Marc Jacobs suit.

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2019, Golden Globe Awards

At the 2019 Golden Globes, Gaga gave modern Cinderella vibes with this powder blue Valentino gown.

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2019, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gaga wore a very simple yet elegant Brandon Maxwell gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2019 .

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2019, Met Gala

This satin hot pink parachute coat was just one of the four looks by Brandon Maxwell that Gaga wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

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2020, MTV Video Music Awards

Gaga channeled the iconic Moon Man at the 2020 MTV VMAs wearing a clear helmet and a metallic dress by Area with black huge platform boots.

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