On The Edge of 30: Celebrating Lady Gaga's Most Outrageous Onstage Fashion

As a singer, musician, performer, and actress, Lady Gaga continues to wow audiences with her over-the-top energy and fiery on-stage antics time and time again. With Gaga's 30th birthday on March 28, the superstar has a lot to celebrate. She recently won a Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel and received a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for "Til It Happens to You." There's no telling what Lady Gaga will do next, but one thing is certain: She'll continue to keep fans guessing about which extravagant getup she'll put on next. Check out some of the multitalented entertainer's most outrageous on-stage fashion looks!

Bad Romance/Speechless (American Music Awards, 2009)

In 2009, Lady Gaga took the stage at the American Music Awards held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre. She belted out "Bad Romance" and "Speechless" in an outstanding medley that started out loud and boisterous and ended with Lady Gaga tickling the ivories herself. At the start of her performance, Gaga emerged from behind the curtain to reveal an extraterrestrial-looking costume that included a sheer, nude-colored jumpsuit and an LED headpiece with matching sky-high heels.

 

Just Dance (GMTV, 2009)

One of the first singles Lady Gaga released singles was "Just Dance," which shot up the charts in 2009. On her promotional circuit, she stopped by the now defunct UK-based morning show GMTV to perform the hit single live. Wearing a relatively modest outfit by Gaga standards, she expressed her deep love of fashion to the morning host and went on to reveal that she designed her shiny white nylon dress herself.

 

Paparazzi (MTV Video Music Awards, 2009)

One of Lady Gaga's most controversial live performances was during the 2009 MTV VMAs at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The performance included a slew of backup dancers, a lavish backdrop, and a number of on-stage props. Lady Gaga emerged from the stage wearing an ornate combination mask and headpiece, embellished with lace, pearls, and feathers. Scantily clad in a white two-piece getup and high-heeled boots, Gaga shocked the audience when her wardrobe started gushing out blood mid-performance!