Step aside, Katniss Everdeen. Lady Gaga is here to save the day. The singer kicked off the Biden-Harris swearing-in ceremonies during Wednesday's inauguration with a show-stopping rendition of the National Anthem. But in true Gaga style, she made sure to meet the moment with her fashion A-game, opting for a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture outfit designed by Daniel Roseberry. The look included a fitted navy cashmere jacket, a red silk pleated floor-length skirt, and the pièce de résistance: an oversized gilded brooch of a dove carrying an olive branch (to symbolize peace) and a golden mic. She completed the look with a crown of braids.
Many on social media applauded Gaga's beautiful performance (though, we at Marie Claire did hope she'd somehow work in the last verse of Shallow...) while others praised her LEWK. Others poked fun at how extra Gaga looked among a sea of politicians (very well dressed politicians, but restrained nonetheless). Not to mention, the dove pin was big...like, it could run for political office big.
Watch the performance, here:
WATCH: Lady Gaga sings the national anthem at the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. pic.twitter.com/48D8CJ34TJJanuary 20, 2021
And see how Twitter reacted to Gaga's big moment.
Two weeks ago, the Capitol was under siege by a violent mob. Today, Lady Gaga turned to the Capitol, and pointed at the flag and sang “our flag was still there.”January 20, 2021
swearing lady gaga’s haunted bird broach into the LGBT communityJanuary 20, 2021
because it wasJanuary 20, 2021
me watching this national anthem pic.twitter.com/51Rgf4y2wZJanuary 20, 2021
WELP I’M WRECKED AFTER GAGA #BidenHarrisInaugurationJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga not falling down while walking down the stairs in that dress is an impressive featJanuary 20, 2021
lady gaga looks like she's singing in the hunger games universeJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga’s Dove Pin for President 2024 pic.twitter.com/8tt988sihrJanuary 20, 2021
lady gaga was like gotta outdo that katniss everdeen binch's mockingjay pin pic.twitter.com/XxSBp0ojYOJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga appropriately dressed for this inauguration like she is attending a party from the Hunger Games pic.twitter.com/SsY7pxaWOqJanuary 20, 2021
if i were lady gaga i would've sung la vie en roseJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga, first of her name. Long may she reign! pic.twitter.com/Wttmj0KjVCJanuary 20, 2021
“and then it goes: rain. on. ME. then we jump on cue, got it?” pic.twitter.com/f3mLrYpA0nJanuary 20, 2021
Finally made it to the Lady Gaga concert 🥳🥴 pic.twitter.com/DgrI8v2GtkJanuary 20, 2021
😂😂😂😂 niceJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga said may the odds be ever in our favor pic.twitter.com/gcvouv0T4BJanuary 20, 2021
Lady Gaga avoiding eye contact with Mike Pence LMAOO pic.twitter.com/9N6xSlORwpJanuary 20, 2021
I think it’s cool Biden is getting inaugurated at a Lady Gaga concert.January 20, 2021
“And now, for our finale, President Biden will duet with Lady Gaga to sing the song Shallow, from the hit film, A Star is Born.”January 20, 2021
As Marie Claire’s Entertainment Director, Neha oversees and executes strategy for all editorial talent bookings and culture coverage across the brand's print and digital entities, including covers, celebrity profiles and features, social takeovers, and video franchises as well as handles talent relations for MC's flagship summit, Power Trip. She's passionate about elevating diverse voices and stories, loves a hot-take, and generally hates reboots. She's worked in media for more than 10 years and her bylines about pop culture, film & tv, and fashion have appeared on Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Brides, and Architectural Digest. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
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