Lady Gaga‘s A Star Is Born promotional tour has now entered awards-show season—and not to sound too cheesy, but a star has been born. For the 2019 Golden Globes, the first big ceremony of the year and her first big nominations (Best Drama Actress and Best Original Song), Mother Monster arrived on the red carpet wearing a stunning Valentino Haute Couture gown, complete with balloon sleeves and an extra-long train. She even matched her hair to the lavender fabric, making her look the perfect blend of pop-star Gaga and Old Hollywood glam.
But really, this look is old A Star Is Born glam. You see, Gaga’s Golden Globes look bears a striking resemblance to a dress Judy Garland wore in the 1954 version of the film.
Here’s Gaga’s Italian couture version…
Now check out Garland’s.
See the similarities? First, there’s the color; then there are the sleeves. Gaga’s dress is a bit lighter and more dramatic, but the parallels are definitely there—and, if I know anything about Gaga, probably intentional.
It’s been a really exciting few months for Gaga: Her performance in A Star Is Born was widely praised by critics and fans alike; she’s also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and is expected to score some Oscar nods, as well. The pop singer also just kicked off her Las Vegas residency, Engima, which is an odyssey through her biggest hits, including (spoiler alert) “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way,” and “Paparazzi.”
This Golden Globes dress, meanwhile, has officially sent me off the deep end. Watch as I dive in.