Lady Gaga Rocks $1 Million Hat At Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

James Graham


Dec 07, 2016

Lady Gaga is renowned for pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion, but even she took it to new heights during her guest appearance in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

She wore five flashy looks, from classic VS lingerie to lace Alaïa numbers, but her most expensive ensemble was the one with her glittery black jumpsuit.

You can blame the outfit’s price on the hat alone—it cost one million dollars.

The custom headpiece—a black bejeweled iteration of her signature Joanne accessory—contains 45,700 Swarovski crystals that speckle the body of the hat and fall in 60 hand-beaded streamers.

Lady Gaga and the hat

Gladys Tamez Millinery collaborated with Swarovski to create the statement piece, which required a team of 10 craftspeople and took over 300 hours to make.

That wasn’t Gaga’s first time wearing something from the millinery, either. Last month, she wore a white wide-brim style by the label to the American Music Awards, which matched her streamlined Brandon Maxwell suit.


Angel Gigi Hadid, for one, didn’t mind that Gaga shared some of the spotlight this year, letting her love show as she made her way down the runway during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

During Gaga’s high-octane performance of her Joanne track, John Wayne, a lingerie-clad Gigi fist pumped and hair tossed to the song — all while wearing sky-high stilettos, no less.

And Gaga’s love for Gigi was reflected right back.


“Watch me perform with some fierce dark angels at #VSFashionShow. When my lil sissy @GiGiHadid fist pumped to John Wayne,” Gaga shared on Twitter about the moment with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills daughter.

In case you were wondering how excited Gaga was to be one of the Angels for the night, fellow Angel Lily Aldridge revealed that after the show, the performer presented the models with a gift. “She waited for each of us to come back after the show and gave us each a personal rose,” Lily shared with E! News.

  • The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show screens on Channel Nine, Thursday, December 8, at 8.30pm (AEDT).



By James Graham


With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum. James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens. He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea. Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media. When not writing, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.


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