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Lady Gaga Pops Up on Fashion Week Runway for Marc Jacobs

Lady Gaga modeled for Marc Jacob's Fall 2016 collection presented at New York Fashion Week on Thursday.

It would have been a pretty fine Marc Jacobs fashion show by virtue of the clothes alone, but the designer who closes out New York Fashion Week every season had something else up his very voluminous sleeves.

Above: The Marc Jacobs Fall 2016 collection show begins during Fashion Week on Feb. 18, 2016, in New York.

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Wedged into his lineup of models Thursday evening was none other than Lady Gaga, unheralded and apparently little noticed as she put on the blankest of model expressions and strutted the runway in platform boots, a huge black coat with green-tinged fur sleeves, and a big bow at the neck in pastel green, with matching purse. CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
Among the front-row guests was Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who wore a Jacobs-designed Hillary Clinton 2016 T-shirt. (The designer himself also wore one of the sequined tees.) Julie Jacobson / AP
As for the show itself, it had an austere, Victorian or Gothic feel — with no music on the soundtrack, just the sounds of bells pealing — and featured mostly long, grand coats and gowns in black or dark hues, with occasional pops of color. While some of the garments seemed perfect for, say, a stroll in a 19th-century London park, others had a more otherworldly feel, such as a huge, feathery concoction worn by model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner. Julie Jacobson / AP
And the shiny, laced-up, very high platform boots added a comic-book feel to the proceedings. JASON SZENES / EPA
With heavy black makeup on her eyes and lips, and platinum blonde hair in finger waves, Gaga blended in exceedingly well. There was no applause or audible sign of recognition from the crowd in the cavernous Park Avenue Armory. CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal waits for the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2016 collection to begin. CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
At 5 feet and 1-inch, the petite actress is a bit shorter than the average runway model, but that did not prevent her from fitting in with the rest of Jacobs' lineup. CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters

"Is that her? The blonde?" actress Sandra Bernhard asked about Lady Gaga after the show. "OK, I honestly didn't know it. She is unrecognizable! She's a chameleon.

But yeah, she looked great now that I know for sure it was her." Bernhard's verdict on the clothes: "Really great. It was romantic and out there and it was just inspiring."

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