Fashion gone Gaga

Pop sensation Lady Gaga’s eccentric style ranges from pantless getups to blinding face masks.

Lady Gaga made many costume changes during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York Aug. 25, 2013, but the white-box-on-her-head look was perhaps the weirdest.

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After taking off the white box-on-head outfit, Lady Gaga switched to a shell bikini, which she kept on for the rest of the 2013 VMAs.

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Lady Gaga enters the Z100 Studios on Aug. 19, 2013 in New York.

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The Mother Monster is seen on Aug. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles with colorful face paint that seems reminiscent of the cover art for her single "Applause."

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Lady Gaga speaks up at The Rally during NYC Pride 2013 on June 28, 2013 in New York.

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Yoko Ono poses with Gaga during the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace awards ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland on Oct. 9, 2012. This year's recipients are Lady Gaga, Rachel Corrie, John Perkins, Christopher Hitchens and Pussy Riot.

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Lady Gaga visits Harrods London on Oct. 7, 2012 to celebrate the launch of her new fragrance, Fame.

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Lady Gaga leaves her London hotel in a tiered skirt and Vivienne Westwood's "climate revolution" t-shirt in Sept. 2012.

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Lady Gaga opens British hat designer Philip Treacy's show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 in Sept. 2012. She made a big splash on the catwalk by entering in hot pink netting.

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Lady Gaga wears a floral hat designed by British milliner Philip Treacy to the designer's Michael Jackson-inspired hat show at London Fashion Week in Sept. 2012.

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Wearing a long red wig and a gleaming black dress, Lady Gaga arrives for the launch of her "Fame" perfume in a horse-drawn carriage on September 14, 2012 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga shows off her recently shaved head at the launch of her "Fame" perfume at Macy's Herald Square in New York City on September 14, 2012. Her head was tattooed at the event inside of a transparent bottle made to look like her new fragrance.

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The pop star arrives at Vilnius airport in Lithuania on Aug. 20, 2012 in a black crop top and short shorts with a split front skirt. She paired the look with chunky platforms and knee-highs.

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The songstress sports a yellow wig as she holds her dog, Fozzi, at the airport in Vienna, Austria, on Aug. 17, 2012. She toted the pooch with her around the European city.

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Lady Gaga poses in a purple Marc Jacobs gown on the cover of the September 2012 issue of Vogue magazine.

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Lady Gaga leaves the Ritz Carlton Hotel in a Moschino drop-waist dress and Mary Jane platform pumps on May 2, 2012 in Hong Kong.

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The pop diva waves upon her arrival at Gimpo International airport in Seoul, South Korea, on April 20, 2012. She wore a Versace gown with a plunging V-shape neckline and an eye mask made of pearls.

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Lady Gaga poses for a portrait in her hotel suite prior to an event for her "Born this Way" foundation at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on February 29, 2012. The fashion icon rocked a dramatic hat and sunglasses from her own collaboration with Linda Farrow Projects.

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Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney are seen in the audience at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012.

Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, Gaga has sold more than 23 million albums and won five Grammys.

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Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg share a kiss as they celebrate the beginning of the new year at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2012.

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Lady Gaga and designer Nicola Formichetti pose for a photo after cutting the ribbon opening Gaga's Workshop at Barneys in New York on Nov. 21, 2011.

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Lady Gaga poses backstage at Children in Need Rocks Manchester 2011 at The Manchester Evening News Arena in England on Nov. 17, 2011.

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Lady Gaga poses after receiving the International Pop award during the Bambi ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Nov. 10, 2011. The Bambis are the main German media awards.

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Lady Gaga holds her four awards backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards live show at at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 6, 2011.

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Lady Gaga, left, dressed as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, presents the Best Pop Video award to Britney Spears during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011.

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Lady Gaga poses during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 4, 2011. The singer promised her fans that she would hold an Asian concert tour next year, after her first performance in Taiwan sparked stronger-than-expected response from local fans.

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Fans of Lady Gaga, dressed in costumes, pose during a news conference in Taipei on July 4, 2011.

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Lady Gaga poses during the MTV Video Music Aid Japan at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, on June 25, 2011.

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Lady Gaga performs "Edge of Glory" during the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Scotty McCreery beat out Lauren Alaina for the title.

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Lady Gaga tapes an episode of "106 and Park" at BET Studios in New York on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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Lady Gaga's second full-length studio album, "Born This Way," was released in May 2011. Online retailer Amazon was overwhelmed with demand for the album on its release day, when it sold for just 99 cents.

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A fan blows a kiss to the camera as she waits in line outside an album-signing event for Lady Gaga's new release "Born This Way" at Best Buy in New York City on Monday, May 23, 2011.

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Lady Gaga greets her fans at a New York Best Buy store for the launch of her new album, "Born This Way" on Monday, May 23.

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Lady Gaga leaves the set of Canal Plus TV show "Le Grand Journal" at the France's 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011.

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Singer Lady Gaga is as well-known for her outrageous costumes as for her music. Here, she performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

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Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga and Sebastian Peigne walk the runway during the Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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Lady Gaga performs at New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. MTV reported that "multiple costume changes, fake blood, complicated sets and over-the-top piano playing" were only part of the show.

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Lady Gaga made headlines for entering the 2011 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011inside a giant egg. She later claimed she spent days in the egg prior to the awards, but others said she was never inside it for that long.

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After breaking out of the egg, Lady Gaga performed her hit, "Born This Way," at the 2011 Grammys.

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Lady Gaga accepts her award for best pop vocal album for "Fame Monster" at the 2011 Grammys. "Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart," she said.

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Lady Gaga takes a photo with her phone while introducing her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

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Lady Gaga performs to a sellout crowd at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Unsurprisingly, she changed costumes numerous times during the show.

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Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono perform at the "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, 2010.

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Lady Gaga performs at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel wearing almost nothing except a cape made of hair and fishnet stockings on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. She had been invited to the stage by the house jazz band.

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Lady Gaga suited up to speak at a rally in support of repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay service members, in Portland, Maine, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

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Singer Lady Gaga horrified PETA and some viewers when she wore a dress, hat and boots made from meat to accept the video of the year award during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. Some thought it was cleverly designed fabric, but the designer later revealed that the dress was in fact made of real meat.

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Don't touch her head! Lady Gaga wore a black gown and a pointy headdress to accept the award for best pop video for "Bad Romance" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. In background are presenters Amber Riley, Cory Monteith, and Jane Lynch, of the cast of "Glee."

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Lady Gaga wore multiple outfits to the 2010 VMAs, but she accepted the award for best female video for 'Bad Romance' from presenter Ellen Degeneres while clad in a Victorian-style gown, Mohawk-style headdress, and a blue-and-white wig.

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Sometimes the best outfit is ... next to nothing. Lady Gaga performs at Staples Center on Aug. 11, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Lady Gaga reveals a lot while jumping into the crowd during a performance by Semi Precious Weapons at Lollapalooza at Grant Park on Aug. 6, 2010 in Chicago.

Lady Gaga wore an all-white ensemble to perform on NBC's TODAY at New York's Rockefeller Center on July 9, 2010.

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Lady Gaga poses with a large Polaroid picture of herself at the MIT Art Museum in Cambridge, Mass. The photo will be added to the 10,000 artifacts from Polaroid’s 73-year history that the company donated to the MIT Museum in May. Lady Gaga is Polaroid's new creative director, tasked with introducing Polaroid to a new generation.


Lady Gaga on the cover of Rolling Stone's June 25, 2010 issue. In an interview, the pop star talked about the breakup that inspired her transformation from Stefani Germanotta to Gaga, her complex relationship with her father and the music on her next album. Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone art is life and not being fierce isn't an option: 'When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl,' she says. 'Then I say, 'B*tch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.'

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Lady Gaga attends a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the New York Mets on June 18, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lady Gaga apparently crashed the New York Yankees’ clubhouse, according to the Huffington Post, which caused a disruption mostly because the Yankees lost the game.

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Lady GaGa performs at the Trent FM Arena on May 27, 2010 in Nottingham, England. Lady Gaga started the latest UK leg of her Monster Ball Tour at the Nottingham Trent Arena. During the emotional show, Gaga broke down in tears during 'Brown Eyes' which she dedicated to her ill grandfather.

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Lady Gaga (third from left) was joined by (from left) Sting, Debbie Harry, Elton John, Shirley Bassey and Bruce Springsteen in peforming "Don't Stop Believing" during the 21st birthday celebration of the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 13, 2010.

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Before her concert in Berlin, Germany, on May 11, 2010, a veiled Lady Gaga received several awards.

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Lady Gaga performs at the O2 arena in Hamburg, Germany, on May 10, 2010 during her "Monster Ball" tour.

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Lady Gaga performed at the American Idol Season 9 Top 5 to 4 Elimination Show on May 5, 2010 in Los Angeles. She later criticized "Idol" for "chopping up" her performance in editing.

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Lady Gaga arrives at Narita International Airport in Japan on April 13, 2010.

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With soda cans for hair rollers, Lady Gaga peforms in the video for "Telephone," her smash hit with Beyonce.


Hair piled high, Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet for The Brit Awards 2010 at Earls Court on Feb. 16, 2010, in London.

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Lady Gaga, left, and Cyndi Lauper appear on TODAY on Feb. 10, 2010, to promote their roles in the M-A-C Viva Glam program, benefiting women with HIV/AIDS.

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Bedecked with pearls, even on her face, Lady Gaga attends the amfAR New York Gala co-sponsored by M.A.C. Cosmetics to Kick Off Fall 2010 Fashion Week at Cipriani 42nd Street on Feb. 10, 2010 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga's ensembles -- including this icy number --stuck to a futuristic theme at the 2010 Grammy Awards, where the singer walked away with two of the coveted trophies.

The pop sensation is known for her catchy dance music and eccentric style, ranging from pantless getups to blinding face masks.

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Lady Gaga arrives at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, wearing this shiny, silvery three-dimensional outfit that was created in collaboration with Giorgio Armani.

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Lady Gaga performs the first song of the 2010 Grammy Awards in a green fairy-wing bodysuit with matching green sparkle booties.

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Lady Gaga performs in a mirrored getup at the first of four shows at Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 20, 2010, in her hometown New York.

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Singer Lady Gaga sports a hat made of her own teased out hair for her appearance at the Polaroid booth after being named the company's chief creative officer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 7, 2010.

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Lady Gaga takes shoulder pads to new heights in this disco ball-inspired getup that she sported when performing at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 2009.

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No need for accessories when you can just rock the hairbow like Lady Gaga did for her performance at the launch of music video site VEVO on Dec. 8, 2009 in New York City.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets U.S. singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England on Dec. 7, 2009. Gaga wore a stunning red dress and matching eye makeup.

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Lady Gaga attends a CD signing at Best Buy on Nov. 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 23-year-old New Yorker was bombarded with so many fans — some who waited days outside to catch a glimpse of the star — that she ordered them $1,000 worth of Papa John's pizza.

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Clad in a complicated bodysuit, Lady Gaga performed at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 22, 2009. As her dramatic performance concluded, her piano was set ablaze and violins were smashed.

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and musician Lady Gaga attended the MOCA NEW 30th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Of Lady Gaga's new "Bad Romance" music video, the blogger wrote, "Epic! Glamour! Dance! Dark! Fashion! Diva!"

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Lady Gaga smiles awkwardly during the 184th edition of the TV show "Wetten, dass..?" (German for "Wanna Bet..?") on Nov. 7, 2009 in Braunschweig, Germany. During the show, the singer showed off an arm tattoo of a poem by German writer Rainer Maria Rilke.

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Lady Gaga waves to the crowd during the German TV show "Wetten dass...?" ("Wanna Bet..?") in Braunschweig, Germany, on Nov. 7, 2009.

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An icon of avant-garde fashion, Lady Gaga wore a lace veil at the 13th Annual 2009 ACE Awards on Nov. 2, 2009 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga marched for gay rights at the National Equality March in Washington, where thousands of gay and lesbian activists converged on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections in all 50 states.

"If we see ourselves as free and equal people, then we need to act as free and equal people," the singer said in a statement. "Lend your voice and demand to be heard."

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Lady Gaga covered John Lennon's legendary "Imagine" during the 13th Annual National Dinner of the Human Right Campaign on Oct. 10, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Before her performance, Lady Gaga was introduced by President Barack Obama. "It's a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga," the President said. "I've made it."

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Lady Gaga wore a furry, see-through creation to the Billboard Women in Music brunch, where she received the "Rising Star" award on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 in New York.

"Lady Gaga is one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal," says Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard. "The whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be."

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Lady Gaga poses for pictures at a New York press conference announcing Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, the latest addition to the Beats by Dr. Dre family of headphones from Monster Cable, on Sept. 30, 2009.

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Lady Gaga fuses several different styles together while performing at the launch of V Magazine's V61 issue on Sept. 14, 2009 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga sported lacy headgear at an MTV Video Music Awards after party at Avenue on Sept. 13, 2009 in New York City.

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Lady Gaga stands backstage with the best new artist award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, Sept. 13, 2009.

Of her pantless style, the singer told Rolling Stone magazine: "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.”

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Beyonce and Lady Gaga, in an austere white headpiece, pose together at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009.

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Lady Gaga, dressed in a cherry-red lace dress with matching mask, accepts the award for best new artist at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Halfway through her acceptance speech, the singer stripped off her mask and thorny crown to address the crowd.

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Lady Gaga shocks viewers with an eccentric, bloodied performance of her hit song "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Lady Gaga's multiple costume changes included a black feather creation at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

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Lady Gaga makes a heart gesture during her appearance at IFA, the world's largest trade fair for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, on Sept. 7, 2009. The New York-born singer, styled in a dramatic bob cut, presented headphone products by the company Monster.

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Lady Gaga perfoms in an asymmetrical getup at the V Festival on Aug. 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England.

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Lady Gaga poses for fans upon her arrival at the Changi International Airport on Wednesday Aug. 12, 2009 in Singapore.

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Lady Gaga shines in a glittery mini dress at the 2009 Wango Tango concert in Irvine, California, on May 9, 2009.

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Lady Gaga sings amidst confetti at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.

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