Glenn Close might have grabbed the Best Performance by an Actress Award in this year’s Golden Globes, but her fellow nominee, multi-award-winning singer Lady Gaga, has seemingly painted the red carpet blue with her matching hair and gown ensemble, a nod to the 1954 version of the movie she starred in.
On Jan. 7, the world was blessed to see the “A Star is Born” leading actress serving a very Cinderella look in her Valentino custom-dyed periwinkle gown, which pays homage to the 1954 version of the movie with the same title that starred Judy Garland and James Mason. In the movie, Garland also wore a Cinderella-esque blue ball gown with a dark blue velvet shawl, a very apt comparison with the animated movie since the animated film was also released in the early ’50s.
Gaga tapped CFDA International Awardee and Fashion Awards Designer of the Year Pierpaolo Piccioli to design the gown that was initially seen in the Fall 2018 Couture. The coveted dress was also similar to Beyonce’s ruffled taffeta tangerine dress, which also came from the same runway show. Queen Bey wore her Valentino gown in the closing of her show in Paris from her “On the Run II” international tour.
Aside from the color, the gown also has several alterations from the runway look. Gaga’s has a more form-fitting bodice and a less gathered skirt, compared to the runway’s wide hip yoke and full gathered skirt.
The periwinkle version also has a floor-length train that made it a certified crowd pleaser on the red carpet. From the runway, the gown also has pockets on both sides and horizontal quilted stitching across the bust to the yoke, while Gaga’s has a sleeker bust and smoother silhouette.
Being a signature Piccioli, the strapless dress was topped with a voluminous shawl adding Old Hollywood feels on the look. Of course, it would not be a Lady Gaga perfection without a touch of “Gaga,” so the cherry on top of this fashion-frenzy treat is a matching dyed up-do of the same shade of blue.
The $5-million Necklace
Gaga, who came in the Golden Globes complete with bodyguards and “train assistants,” out-sparkled the other stars with her 100-carat look by Tiffany & Co. Sure, Cinderella has a fairy godmother-designed glass slippers, but she would surely be willing to break it for the singer’s $5-million custom-designed necklace from the luxury jewelry company. The necklace was named Aurora and has over 300 diamonds and a 20-carat pear-shaped diamond as the pièce de résistance. Aurora was paired with a set of diamond-clustered earrings and bracelet.
According to her stylists, Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout, the necklace was especially made to complement the “Shallow” singer’s Golden Globes’ Valentino ensemble, since this is the first award show that Gaga has gone to this season.
‘A Star is Born’
Though 2018’s “A Star is Born,” directed and also starred by Bradley Cooper, failed to nab the Best Motion Picture for Drama award, Gaga got her second Golden Globes, this time for Best Original Song, “Shallow,” which she wrote and performed with the “Hangover” actor in the movie. The diva got her first statuette for her performance in “American Horror Story: Hotel.”
For his directorial debut, Cooper was also nominated in this year’s Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Actor. He played Jack, the famous country star love interest and discoverer of Lady Gaga’s character Ally, an aspiring singer and songwriter. While the movie tackles how Ally became a star, it also depicted the dark side of fame.
Cooper’s “ASIB” is the fourth remake of the film first released in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March as the leads. All of the films depict a similar romantic plot where an up-and-coming actress or singer was discovered by a famous star, and together, they share love toward the journey to stardom.
Garland’s rendition in 1954 started the musical attributes of the film, while Barbra Streisand’s version alongside Kris Kristofferson in 1976, shifted the plot from Hollywood glamour to a rock star journey. An Indian musical version of the film, titled “Aashiqui 2” (or “Romance 2”) was also released in 2013 starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor.