Every Single Look From Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Music Video

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Little Monsters, can I get a temperature check? How is everyone doing since Lady Gaga officially released her "Applause" music video this morning on Good Morning America? Debuted this morning on national TV and on giant screens in New York's Times Square, the high-concept Inez & Vindooh-shot masterpiece is everything we could want from a Mother Monster music video: cathartic dance numbers, other-worldly surrealism, and most importantly, WARDROBE CHANGES. That's right, folks. It's time for another music video Look By Look, and Gagaloo made sure this would be a long one.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Despite the general nakedness of her V magazine spreads, Lady Gaga actually wears some clothing for the entirety of the video. Her first outfit? A lacy black lingerie set—an underwired demi bra and scallop hemmed hipster bottoms. Oh, and platform booties with heels at least a 5-inch tapered heel.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

The shoes are a bit daunting, but Gaga actually isn't ever pictured walking in them. She only wears the colossal heels while writhing around on a mattress (a nod to her bed-ridden hip surgery recovery period), but it's not like she's ever met a heel she didn't like.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Gaga is later pictured lounging in a gigantic top hat with two-tone blonde-black hair and her top half in a cropped structured jacket with short puffed sleeves and a wide notch lapel.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Upon closer inspection, Gaga's eyebrows are also two-tone, and the jacket (along with the turtleneck/ascot situation beneath it) is covered in matte, opaque, rectangular gems. On her bottom half, she's wearing a mirror and pin-covered, asymmetrical hem skirt with a slit high above her right thigh, and when she stands up, you get the big reveal: she has a tail. *GULP*

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

There are several scenes wherein High Priestess Monster is dressed in head-to-toe body-hugging black complete with a full skully. Very #ARTPOP. In many of the shots, she's beautifully bare-faced with very little makeup.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Here's what that looks like in color! Glowing complexion, natural but still glossy lips, and bleached eyebrows.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Other times, she's in a full face of makeup, ripped from a painter's palette—white, blue, teal, yellow, red—like this look which was used for the "Applause" single art.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Or this which is still colorful but experiments more with exaggerated versions of IRL makeup with its pencil-drawn eyebrows, wet-black eyes, and deep rouging at the checks.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

While "wearing" is a bit of a generous word as far as this white, parachute shawl is concerned, in the zoomed out shots of this ensemble, it's worth noting that she twirls around in this inflated duvet cover.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

In another similar look, Gagaloo adds what appear to be satin bell sleeves and a white wireframe wing situation to the black body glove outfit. Still with us? *pauses for response* Because this is when things start getting reeeeeeally extra.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

This BRIGHT yellow-haired look isn't all that unfamiliar—Gaga's brought back the NYC taxi shade a few different times throughout her career—but the disheveled makeup (complete with Marilyn mole) the skeletal ensemble are definitely new.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Believe it or not, the majority of Gaga's most intense dancing happens in THIS outfit, made completely of leather gloves. Two come together at the fingertips to create a bandeau top with miraculous major hold *ba sum TSH*, one grips her neck giving new meaning to the term "choker," and she also wears two properly.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

This isn't really an "outfit" per se, but Gaga cooing from within half of a hairy egg as a SWAN is definitely a look. And she's wearing some cheek-defining face paint, so we're counting it.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Again, not really any "garments" to speak of for this Aphrodite moment, but we're pointing out that Gaga is wearing nothing but shells LITERALLY, and there's nothing you can do about it.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Toward the tail-end of the video, Gaga is drenched in purple light wearing a gauzy, sequin-accented gown, accessorized with a tiara, a glittering body harness, and some equally sparkly pasties. The harness is a collaboration between Gaga herself and Mathieu Mirano (the duo also created that white look she wore on GMA this morning) and is made of scorched duct tape, safety pins, crystals, and chains.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Here's a look at the ensemble from the side as Gaga serves excellent runway walk while toting a bouquet of flowers which has been stuffed into an over-sized plastic leg.

Lady Gaga

A still from Lady Gaga's "Applause" music video.
Photo: Interscope

Finally, "Applause" ends with a shot of Gaga in her flowing honey-blonde Aphrodite wig wearing a beaded and gem-laden face mask. The brief scene starts with Gaga holding one of these "eyes" (repurposed mirrored lockets), then closing it. We're taking this as a wink and using it as an excuse to re-watch the music video about a bazillion more times to ~uncover clues~. BYE!

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