This isn't Lady Gaga's first Golden Globes rodeo but it very likely will go down as one of her very best. Lady Gaga's 2019 Golden Globes dress was fabulous: She matched her hair to her dress and both were a gorgeous shade of purple. It was this pretty, pastel, and lavender x blue hue that was about as jaw-dropping as you would expect. Only Gaga could wear a dress that matched her hair at a black-tie event such as this.
However, just like Gaga's 2016 Golden Globes ensemble took its influence from the classic glam of the one and only Marilyn Monroe, this year's look had its own source of Old Hollywood inspo.
Her voluminous, strapless, and Cinderella-like dress had a shawl and it was reminiscent of Judy Garland's dress from the 1954 version of A Star Is Born. It was certainly a modern update of that gown. Gaga is nominated for Best Actress in a Film — Drama and for Best Song for her universally acclaimed work in the remake of the classic. So therein lies the powerful sartorial connection.
Remember, Gaga won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in A Limited Series for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel a few years back. But this year, it's all about her movie star-making turn as Ally in A Star Is Born. Here's Gaga's version of the periwinkle gown.
And here's Judy's.
The dress in all its glory!
Flashback to Garland's glam.
It had its own drama.
While Gaga has been earning rave reviews for her portrayal of Ally in the film, many of her fans and fashion followers have marveled at how Gaga stripped down her look and became more "real" in the role. It wasn't about being outrageous or dramatic with her sartorial choices. It was about truly embodying the character.
But she is celebrating the accolades with a very Gaga-like ensemble. Gaga is known for things like her meat dresses, hair bows, and towering high heels. Jeans, sneakers, and the concept of dressing down weren't a part of her fashion vocabulary earlier in this decade. They were with Ally, though.
However, Gaga was very, well, "Gaga" at the 2019 Golden Globes ceremony.
Her ensemble was poufy and pretty — with all of the requisite drama you'd expect from Gaga along with respect for the legend who played the part before her. It was what we expected from the singer and fashion's favorite "plays by her own rules" star.
Gaga's hair was elegant. She wore it swept off her face in a tight, tinted bun. Her makeup featured a smoky eye and pale pink lips. That way, nothing competed with the color of her dress and her hair. Except maybe that statement diamond necklace. Her master personal stylist Frederic Aspiras said in a press release received by Bustle that the inspiration was obvious. "Gaga wanted to feel like herself for the Golden Globes," he said. "Inspired by the incredible blue color of the Valentino dress, we choose to use the color, Cerulean Blue, throughout the hair.
The duo knew that blue hair was a "must do" — no pun — once they saw the dress. "This look is Gaga all the way," Aspiras said, noting that he used Joico products for the hair's unqiue color and ghd styling tools to build the final look. "When the Valentino gown came in for the fitting, we knew we had to do Cerulean blue hair." Gaga and Aspiras expertly executed their vision.
Flashback to the 2016 Golden Globes. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was classic and Old Hollywood AF with her entire look. She opted for platinum blonde waves and a "no makeup" makeup look, anchored by a nude lip. She gave off all of the Marilyn vibes.
Her off-the-shoulder, short-sleeved, and curve-hugging black velvet dress was custom Atelier Versace. It was a total Marilyn Monroe presentation. It was also incredibly tame by Gaga's fashion standards. But it worked for her on EVERY single level.
Her 2016 and 2019 looks were totally different from a style perspective. However, they were of the same spirit in their reverence for Hollywood icons — and we love it.