Lady Gaga Wears Larger-Than-Life White Ball Gown To Inaugural Ball

Lady Gaga with Terry Richardson at the inaugural ball on Jan. 22.
Photo: Terry Richardson’s Instagram

Even though last night’s inaugural ball for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. was closed off to the press, it didn’t stop photographer/celeb bestie Terry Richardson from documenting ALL the haps behind the scenes. Today he posted an Instagram photo of himself and Lady Gaga after her performance with Tony Bennett, and OMG—we need to discuss her dress ASAP. She took the whole “ball” theme verryyy literally with a white gown covered in tiny little spheres that accented the shoulders and hips. The dress also featured sheer paneling with lace-up detail across the bodice and arms. The part you can’t see, though, is just HOW huge her dress is. Other full-length photos show layers upon layers of floor-grazing tulle, which actually created a train no matter WHICH way she walked. *bows down*

For her hair and makeup, she went all-out futuristic with a super-sleek and edgy (literally!) platinum blonde bouffant complete with thick, blunt bangs. She also sported a thick cat eye with heavy lashes, silvery eyeshadow, a touch of blush, and matte burgundy lipstick. For her nails, she wore her signature stiletto tips in a matching off-white color, which we love. She didn’t sport a SINGLE accessory with this ensemble (save Terry’s glasses in the photo above) for obvious reasons, but we’re kiiiind of dying to know what shoes she wore under that larger-than-life dress! Did they have balls on them too? Were they covered in tulle? Sigh, the world may never know. But, tell us, do like Lady Gaga’s inaugural ball gown or was it too over the top? Let us know in the comments below!

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