On November 9, the world premiere of the upcoming biographical drama House of Gucci took place in Leicester Square, London’s renowned entertainment center Lady Gaga arrived at the premiere in her usual captivating sartorial manner, donning a billowing royal purple Gucci gown. The dramatic ensemble was rather fitting, as Gaga stars in the film as the Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, who is notorious for hiring a hitman to assassinate her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci.

Lady Gaga mesmerized red-carpet fans by artfully tossing her gown’s wing-like fabric into the air, causing a rippling shock of purple to fan out around her. This wasn’t the first time that the Gucci garment thrilled audiences – it made its debut last week at Gucci’s Love Parade runway show that boasted attendees like Billie Eilish, James Cordon and Lizzo.

Gaga accessorized by donning a pair of jewel-encrusted sheer gloves and thigh-high fishnet stockings, as well as nude suspenders that peeked from underneath the bodice of her dress. The star offset her 5’1” stature with laced-up black platform heels that pay homage to the drag queens and burlesque artists that she has long been inspired by. A glittery purple smokey eye and shiny nude lip complete Gaga’s look, accentuating her runway-ready pout as she poses on the red carpet.

Gaga’s red carpet appearance was an obvious display of her commitment to theatrics, but it paled in comparison to her conduct during the filming of House of Gucci. To prepare for the film, Gaga opened up to British Vogue about how she “lived as Reggiani for a year and a half.”

“I spoke with an accent for nine months of that,” she said. “Off-camera, I never broke. I stayed with her. It was nearly impossible for me to speak in the accent as a blonde. I instantly had to dye my hair, and I started to live in a way whereby anything that I looked at, anything that I touched, I started to take notice of where and when I could see money.”

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