Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell at the Oscars: lovely or ill-fitting?


When Lady Gaga first came onto the Oscar red carpet, I genuinely, FOR REAL liked her Brandon Maxwell pants-suity ensemble. I thought it looked classy and beautiful. But the look was underwhelming the more I saw of it. The fit was off in the bust and it made it seem like her boobs had parentheses. (((BOOBS)))


That being said, I did like the drama, and God knows I love a good pair of high-fashion pants. So I like the idea of this, I just think the execution could have been better. Also: Gaga’s wig (???) was janky as hell. I’m not sure if you can tell in these photos, but when she was being interviewed on the red carpet, her hairline was a disaster.

Still, I can’t be too mean to Gaga today. Not only did she perform – for the second year in a row – at the Oscars, but she did so after being introduced by VP Joe Biden. And people genuinely liked Gaga’s performance. And she still lost to Sam Smith. Which I think is absolutely the right call, but still, I feel a little bit bad for Gaga. I wonder if her Little Monsters are yelling at Sam Smith online right now? Yes, they are.

Here’s Gaga’s performance.

I’m also including photos of Gaga at the Vanity Fair party, where she also wore Brandon Maxwell. I think – but I’m not sure – that this is the same pants-with-half-skirt bottom half, and she just changed her top. Or is this a whole new look?




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Sisi says:

    yeah the curve of those cups is hideous, another darting fail at the oscars

    and I gotta take a moment to shit on Taylor’s pants. Way too long.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Yeah the bust is very unflattering…her girls look like they are crying out for support.

    • Suzanne says:

      Taylor’s pants? It’s Gaga’s pants. This outfit looks like a vagina with wings in the first picture. She is hideous looking…the blonde hair does ZERO for her. She looks like an Amazon next to her fiancee. I never GOT this gal…nor do I think she’s anything special in the music world. Am I missing something?

    • Suzanne says:

      Taylor’s pants? It’s Gaga’s pants. This outfit looks like a vagina with wings in the first picture. She is hideous looking…the blonde hair does ZERO for her. She looks like an Amazon next to her fiancee. I never GOT this gal…nor do I think she’s anything special in the music world. Am I missing something? And what’s going on with the bustling…is she stuffing socks in there or what are all the lumps and bumps from?

  2. Lucy says:

    She should have worn the after party top to the ceremony.

  3. tifzlan says:

    I just want to know what happened to her face???

    • Stephanie says:

      Her face when she was performing was really scary looking. Like so alien-like in a really bad way. She used to be pretty.

  4. Lennox says:

    Yep, you can definitely tell how messed up her hairline is in these photos. The outfit (dress?) is bad as well – it makes her look really wide and in the photo of her with her man she looks like she’s balanced on stilts somehow, although knowing her she probably is.

  5. MacScore says:

    I just don’t understand how a designer could create such an extremely unflattering outfit (in the upper part), and I understand even less why somebody would wear this.
    “Boobs with parentheses” indeed! LOL.

  6. Marianne says:

    Its an interesting look…but I think I would have rather just seen her in a jumpsuit rather than have the weird skirt attached as well. And yes, it kind of made her boobs look flat. Also, when I caught glimpses of her last night, it also looked kind of tight in the crotch area.

    • Carol says:

      I kind of liked it. She’s like a white Gumby. I think it’s her hair that is throwing me off. I’m not understanding the hairline thing going on.

  7. paolanqar says:

    Her boobs look even saggier than usual. plus she looks soooooo oldddd!
    She looks like her bf’s mother!
    her face is unrecogniseable this day. I’m so glad her song didn’t win.

    • Goobie says:

      So unflattering to her bust. Just looks like she never wore a bra,,,not good boo.
      You gotta have some lift hunny

  8. Mia4s says:

    That Sam Smith song is terrible!!!!

    Really it’s time to write rid of that category. The Academy can just bring on relevant songs rather than the mostly terrible nominees they’ve been getting for years.

    Total respect for Gaga’s actual performance. Very powerful.

    And Sam Smith’s an idiot; “first openly gay Oscar winner!” Ummm, no. No. Not even close. What kind of fool doesn’t check his facts before making a statement like that??

    • paolanqar says:

      I agree. He sounded really bad too. As if losing wight he also lost some of his incredible voice.
      Maybe he was nervous?

      • Amanda G says:

        I agree, I listened to a 30 second clip of his performance and that was enough. He sounded awful! I preferred both Gaga and The Weeknd over Sam’s dull song.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        The song is so bland, I can’t believe it won. And the performance was off.
        He also looked much better with a few more kilograms on him.

      • Pandy says:

        He’s so screechy in his falsetto. Ugh. Gag as pants manage to make her thoughts look heavy and I know she’s not. Boobs underserved as well. And that wig!!! Dead acrylic. Unless that’s her real hair?

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Yeah, I like Sam Smith and I think he’s talented but the Epectre song is pure cheesy, falsetto crap.

      The Weeknd should have won, but Gaga was a lot better too.

    • Scal says:

      I thought the song from the manta ray movie was the best one BY FAR and away, and I wish the academy had brought all of the nominated songs to the show. Instead they only brought the 3 from recognized artists instead of the ones that were actually good.

      That Sam smith song is awful. That weekend song is awful. Other than the subject matter-that gaga song was awful.

      • Diana B says:

        Agreed with everything you just said. Oh, well.

      • Bridget says:

        Yeah, the other two nominees were PISSED. And it’s funny that Sam Smith claimed to be the first gay Oscar winner (apparently he’s never heard of Elton John?) because the singer of the Manta Ray song is actually the first trans individual to be nominated for an Oscar. Yet they deemed the song not worthy of the telecast because it wasn’t a top 40 song or artist.

    • grabbyhands says:

      THANK YOU!

      I was beginning to think I was the only one who hatred it. God, it was painful to listen to.
      And then the follows it wit the “first openly gay person to win” remark. Seriously dude? Hopefully he will be getting dragged for that today.

    • Sarah(too) says:

      Sam Smith sounds like a dying cat on that song. Regarding his LGBT comment – who is the other openly gay man to win? I there one? I’m not sure. He said in his remarks that he wasn’t sure it was true but Ian McLellan told him. That’s good enough for me.

      • SpunkyMama says:

        There have actually been a few (but I only recognized 2):

        Bill Condon – God’s & Monsters Screenplay
        Alan Ball – American Beauty Screenplay
        Dustin Lance Black – Milk Screenplay

        I did not know that Sir John Gielgud was openly gay, but he did win an Oscar for Arthur. So Sam Smith, do your homework!

      • lucy2 says:

        Ian McKellen was talking about the Best Actor Oscar, not the awards in general. Smith should have looked into his comments a bit before running with it as an Oscar acceptance speech.

      • Bridget says:

        How about Elton John?

      • Mia4s says:

        McKellan was talking about actors and clearly stated that.

        Some are obscure but there is one you can get with a two second Google: ELTON JOHN!!

        Smith made himself look like an idiot with his remark.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree, the Sam Smith song is pretty terrible. I think Gaga’s performance was really powerful and I think you could tell how moving it was for the audience in the theater. Also, I am glad that men were included both in Biden’s remarks and in the survivors that came forward on stage.

    • pinetree13 says:

      I actually really liked that Sam Smith song and thought his live performance was really good. However, now that I know he was wrong about the openly gay man part of his speech (as soon as he said that, I thought, that cannot be true” that is one heck of a cringe-worthy moment. WHY WOULDN”T YOU GOOGLE THAT FIRST?!?!?! Ugh, now i Have intense second hand embarassment.

      Also, Lady Gaga’s performance was soo moving it made me cry.

    • Tallia says:

      All I know is that Sam Smith should NOT have won. The song was awful. Simply awful.

  9. Chinoiserie says:

    Her hair was so strange and distracting.

    • zinjojo says:

      Her hair was jarring in the red carpet interviews; I couldn’t quit staring at her hairline. And she’s way too young to mess with her face so much. If she relaxed her whole look (but not her boobs, they were already too relaxed), she would be fabulous.

  10. Josefina says:

    I like it, thought the cleavage truly is a mess. Her performance was overkill and the song was mediocre. The victims at the end bit was particularly cringe worthy. They looked like lifeless props next to Gaga’s… Gaganess.

    • Drusilla says:

      I thought the whole performance was cringe-worthy. It’s like she was trying to be emotional but couldn’t bc of Botox, so she just randomly flailed one of her limbs.

    • Ilove6kies says:

      Omg, I thought I might be the only person who hated that song! Don’t get me wrong I think the message is powerful but she was shouting the entire song and now I can’t even remember what the melody sounded like.

      • Naddie says:

        Thanks. I was cringing the entire time . The whole performance was histrionics and try hard, to the point of me wanting to punch her face in the end. And feeling like an insensitive monster for that.

      • Josefina says:

        “Roses are red
        Violets are blue
        Rape is bad
        Stop raping people”

        This poem sends an important message but that doesn’t mean it’s good.

        I know Diane Warren is a highly succesful and accomplished songwriter but seriously this felt written by a high school student. The lyrics were repetitive and redundant. Gaga overdid the vocals. Heck, I even forgot what the melody was like. The song sent an important message, but that’s a separate issue from the musical quality of the song.

        So yeah, I think the song is awful, the performance was stupid and I don’t feel bad at all for saying it.

      • Scotchy says:

        I thought I was alone in thinking it was way over the top and took away from the whole point of the song and the film it was in. It felt like Gaga was making it all about her and not singing the song, which wasn’t all that great to begin with. Great message, important message. Overkill performance of a mediocre song…

  11. SM says:

    She could be in competinion with travolta over “the most distracting hairline”. As I understand her little monsters attack everyone left and right. Shouldn’t gaga as someone so vocal about acceptance actually say something to her fans? It’s called hypocrisy

  12. Heather says:

    I like it. She looks like a 70s Disney princess. The Oscars are so boring, fashion-wise, when everyone wants to look perfect and perfectly the same.

  13. Jude says:

    Her face … it does not move. She’s not even 30 years old!
    Given that Gaga only made a small change to the song and scammed a writing credit for it I’m glad she didn’t get an Oscar, however Diane Warren deserved one – it was the best nominated song.

    • Josefina says:

      I’d like to think it was Diane who did the small changes. I think the song is really mediocre and it puzzles me such a prestigious songwriter wrote that.

      The song sends an important message but that’s a separate thing from musical merit. I could bang on a xilophone while repeating “rape is bad” for 4 straight minutes and call it a song.

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I actually didn’t mind the bottom half, but the top half is extremely unflattering. Hair and make up were a fright also.
    As much as I did not want to see her ego explode with an Oscar win, after seeing the performances, she probably should have won. The Smith song was pretty dull.

  15. Amanda G says:

    I loooove that outfit, but not on her. She needs support in the bust area. Lift those flat puppies up! And I imagine she’s wearing ridiculous heels under there as she’s taller than her finance, which looks silly.

  16. JH says:

    Her makeup and hair are horrendous. So unpolished and dull. Disappointing.

  17. vauvert says:

    Hated everything about Gaga’s look, but that is what I am used to, from her….

  18. TheGrandSophy says:

    Not a fan of her outfit.

    Sorry for Dianne Warren, but glad Gaga didn’t win. Her pretension would have risen to even more insufferable heights if she had won. The Aussie press was all over Gaga’s nomination with no mention of Diane, which annoyed the heck out of me.

    She has some modicum of talent, but at this stage is becoming a caricature of herself. At this rate, when she’s remembered 50 years from now in some music of the noughties retrospective, it’ll be all about the circus tricks and not about the substance of her body of work (songwriting).

    • Bridget says:

      The part that got me is that Gaga shouldn’t have been included in the nomination. The Academy usually has very strict rules about what constitutes a co-writer, and it was very, very clear that Gaga wasn’t. She was the performer.

    • Cynthia says:

      Yes! I dislike Sam Smith’s music a lot, but I’m glad Gaga didn’t win. If what Linda Perry said is true I wonder how Diane feels for involving Gaga famewhorey ways in the nomination in order to have more publicity but still losing?

    • Nicole says:

      TheGrandSophy, I agree, she started of really well, I thought she was going to really be a big long term talent, now I think she is more a gimmick act, and they never last. Her last album was rubbish, we will have to see.

  19. ds says:

    I feel horrible for saying this because of the painful subject of this song, but I find the song shamefully bad. Like amateur hour horrible.

  20. missmerry says:

    i liked that performance. listening it sounded good but watching her, she was really into it, and that can make all the difference (and her voice sounded great)

  21. QQ says:

    As cloyying and overwrought as she was on stage and interviews etc I actually and sincerely Liked her dress, even with poor tailoring, that was creative and grand in the right way?

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. It was my favorite except for the bodice part that had no support and you could see bad cups or whatever it was.

    • Bridget says:

      If it had been someone else I probably would have been more inclined to if not like it, find it more interesting. Gaga is just too insufferable at this point.

  22. Paige says:

    I loved Gaga’s suit. I didn’t watch the performance. Sam Smith should not have won that award. That James bond song is atrocious.

  23. Kitten says:

    She keeps trying to do this Marilyn Monroe thing but it’s just not working. Also, she needs to stop messing with her face.

  24. frantasticstar says:

    She’s younger than me and her boobs are almost touching the floor! Yo yo dieting will do that to you!

  25. grabbyhands says:

    She’s rocking her best Gloria Swanson, I guess. Unfortunately, all this look does is draw more attention to whatever she’s been doing to her face.

  26. L. says:

    I love a pantsuit! I will be a bridesmaid and I am wondering if I can get the other 7 girls on board to wear pantsuits? I wore a black pant suit to 4 weddings this year and it was amazing not to have to feel weird in a dress!! Long dresses look terrible on my 5’1 stature. Short dresses look boxy.. So Yes Gaga, thank you for rocking a pant suit. PS I am sure your fiancé loves your boobs!

  27. Tiffany says:

    I finally see what you all are talking about re: Gaga’s face.

  28. Lola says:

    If both outfits are the same, I love the pant suit with the two option possibility, but yes, I would have worn a better undergarment to hold the sisters in the right place.

  29. ReineDidon says:

    She made me laugh so hard when she hysterically played the piano. She thinks she’s this Bowie or Stevie Wonder of modern times while it’s not authentic and cringe worthy. Plus I don’t think she has a powerful voice.
    IMHO She’s an imposteur.

  30. kgg says:

    She would have been insufferable if she won. I think the rumor that she wrote one line of her song hurt her.

  31. pinetree13 says:

    I liked her performance however I liked the very beginning the past when she seemed more honest and pained before she flew into the, what i can only describe as, ‘over-acting’ part and arm-flailing as someone mentioned above. Still I thought it was moving and it brought tears to my eyes. I do like that song but I don’t think it should have won.

  32. Blip says:

    She’s like a badly animated wax figure from Madame Tussaud’s.

  33. Betti says:

    Beautiful song but as with the Bowie tribute it was all about Gaga. She has a lovely voice and talent as a song writer but she is NOT in Diane Warren’s songwriting league. TBH this could have been better with a different artist, maybe Demi Lovato or just someone who would have let the song stand on its own as it should and not use it to stroke their already massive ego. As others have said I’m glad this didn’t win, purely as Gaga’s delusions of grandeur would have been unbearable – she already thinks she a great actress. Plus she needs to put her ‘Little Monsters’ in check, those trolls are almost as bad as the Directioners.

    Re: Gaga being nominated, this again was another category fraud in the same way that Alicia Vikander got shoved into the supporting category when she should have been in the main one. She wasn’t a co-writer.

  34. Bridget says:

    I loved that after the performance Brie Larson gave all of the women a hug on their way out.