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Every Outfit Lady Gaga Wore On ‘SNL’

We hope somewhere Lady Gaga is taking at least one day of vacation. Last week, she kicked Monday off by releasing her long-awaited ARTPOP album in the U.S. AND premiering the world’s first flying dress. On Tuesday, she was honored as one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year. On Wednesday, she was rumored to be the next face of Versace. She opened both an ARTPOP pop-up shop and Times Square’s brand spankin’ new H&M store. And of course, this weekend, she was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Lucky for SNL, if there’s one performer the concept of “quick changes” isn’t lost on, it’s Gaga, and her ep (in keeping with, you know, her everyday life) was full of rapid outfit switch-ups.

OPENING MONOLOGUE

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For her opening monologue, Gaga performed a parody of her own “Applause” single. Rewritten to celebrate cheap applause and all the ways a host can pander for it, the rendition Mother Monster performed for the Studio 8H stage was jazzier than the original, and Gaga played it up with sparkly flapper fringe and a glamorous Marilyn Monroe-esque wig.

WAKING UP WITH KIMYE

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In stark contrast, Gaga’s first character was a bespectacled Apple Genius plucked from the mall for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s fictional morning show, Waking Up With Kimye. Naturally, Kanye (played by Jay Pharaoh) challenges her on her genius title, and though Kim is wearing a white “Givenchy dress and Gaga is wearing her character’s frumpy work uniform, Yeezy still says Kim wore it better. In a moment of total self-awareness, Genius Gaga says, “Honestly, I don’t care about fashion. Sometimes I think that people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something,” then blinks knowingly to camera behind her thick birth control glasses. “Like come on, dress like a person.”

WHAAAT? COVERS

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The self-deprecation doesn’t stop there. In the following sketch, an infomercial for unlikely celebrity covers hosted by Taran Killam as Counting Crows Adam Duritz, Gaga is introduced as doing a cover of Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” clad in a black bodysuit, tights, and sunglasses. Instead, she performs a few bars of “Born This Way.” Irreverent.

DO WHAT U WANT

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Then, comes Gaga’s first actual performance of the night. Rather than busting out the real deal version of “Applause” or a reprise performance of her “Dope” track, Gaga gives “Do What U Want”—her upbeat duet with R. Kelly which you may already have stuck in your head thanks to those Beats x Best Buy commercials that seem to play every half-hour—its television debut. Holding nothing back, she brings out Kellz himself, and we bugged our eyes all the way through their *achem* suggestive performance.

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Gaga wore a white halter neck jumpsuit with a very low cut neckline, roomy pants, and covered in silver sequins. Her wig was flaxen, flowing, and fringed. Kellz, on the other hand, wore pristine white from head to toe: drop crotch pants, some sort of tunic situation, and a longline blazer embellished with the Versace Medusa head all across the back.

CO-OP BOARD

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In a sketch wherein Beck Bennett and Vanessa Bayer interview for an apartment with a co-op board, Gaga reveals that she does a dead-on impression of Marisa Tomei circa My Cousin Vinny. Seriously. It’s really good. And not just because she wears the hairsprayed-out ’80s mane and gigantic shoulder pads so well.

SPOTLIGHTZ ACTING CAMP

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For Gaga’s stint as a precocious kid actor, she pairs blonde pigtails decorated with pink bauble hair ties with a leather jacket and silver cross chain for a pass at a G-rated version of Denzel Washington’s Training Day monologue.

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She demonstrates “dying beautifully” while reenacting a scene from Forrest Gump in Sally Field-as-Momma-Gump old lady finery.

BLOCKBUSTER

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In a digital short commemorating the end of Blockbuster, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Mike O’Brien play three former Blockbuster employees lost in the wake of the collapse of their rentable VHS Mecca. They find their way into a haven in the woods where they’re greeted by Lady Gaga dressed as a kind of Blockbuster goddess with a sequined gown (based off the polo uniform), powdered wig, and holding a bouquet of Twizzlers.

GYPSY

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For her second musical performance, Gaga gives another ARTPOP track its TV debut: “Gypsy.” She starts the song seated at the pink, printed piano in a multi-colored bodysuit with massive winged shoulders, but stands up and (barely) straps on a guitar after the beat picks up.

4TH GRADE TALENT PAGEANT

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On the other side of the Spotlightz acting camp bit, Gaga embraces her inner stage mom. Take note of this moment because it may be the first and last time Gaga wears an outfit that’s appropriate for a PTA meeting.

LADY GAGA: 2063

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The last sketch of the night may have been our favorite, but it was also sort of sad in a weird way. We visit Lady Gaga 50 years from now. She’s living in an apartment on the Upper West Side, Keenan is her super, and she’s still swaddled in Versace and void of pants.

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Unfortunately, her super hasn’t ever heard of her, so she tries to jog his memory playing bits of her biggest hits and offering up allusions to some of her most iconic pop culture moments. Here, she’s holding a deli cut of roast beef up to her face, but Keenan just doesn’t make the meat dress connection. (Bonus: Gaga’s bubble dress from that 2009 sketch with Andy Samberg is in the background!)

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She picks up her rotary phone (which is, like, EXTRA old given that it’s supposed to be 2063) and puts it on her head, but Keenan still doesn’t remember Gaga. HOWEVER, apparently in the future, Beyonce is an empress (of the universe, probably). Poor Gagaloo. :(

GOODNIGHT

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Finally, Gaga closes the show as herself. The Monroe-ish wig comes back, and her outfit is very #FASHUN with maribou feathers cascading from her neck but leaving just enough of a window of sheer to reveal her lacy bra underneath. She’s glowing, the cast is beaming, and Kellz is wearing a beanie and shades indoors.

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