Did she really? Yes, yes she did. Lady Gaga took an unexpected — or rather expected — turn and just made red carpet history once again. When attending the 91st Annual Academy Awards, the singer-turned-actress wowed the crowd in a dramatic black Alexander McQueen gown accessorized with black leather gloves and what might be one of the most expensive red carpet jewelry pieces in history. Borrowing the ‘Tiffany Diamond’ (yes, that ‘Tiffany Diamond’) , valued at approximately $30 million, Lady Gaga stuck to what she knows best — breaking records. Being only the third person ever to wear the 128-carat canary yellow Tiffany & Co. diamond in its 142-year history, Lady Gaga became the star who was born to rule the red carpet.
Last worn by Audrey Hepburn during the 1961 promotion of the iconic movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the diamond was set within a necklace by equally iconic jeweler Jean Schlumberger. And it appears that Hepburn might have inspired the rest of the Academy Award nominee’s ensemble. Channeling her inner Holly Golightly, Lady Gaga put her own high-fashion spin on the look for the occasion, wearing black leather gloves, a sculptural black gown by Alexander McQueen, and matching yellow diamond earrings in lieu of a crown. Quel chic!
The diamond, previously weighing 287.42 carats, was found in South Africa in 1877, and has since been under high protection at the Fifth Avenue Tiffany & Co. flagship store. Only making its appearance once prior to Hepburn on Mrs. Mary Whitehouse for the 1957 Tiffany Ball, this is the first time it has emerged on a stage of this calibre — and we can’t think of a more fitting person to wear it.
After all the success of A Star Is Born, we can’t help but ponder: could this be Lady Gaga’s way of hinting to us that she and Bradley Cooper will remake the Truman Capote classic next?