Lady Gaga's Oscars Dress by Brandon Maxwell Is Available to Buy for $6,495
(Oscar not included)
Lady Gaga fans hoping to own a piece of their mother monster’s history better get out their checkbooks.
The black satin ball gown the singer and actress wore to Sunday’s 91st annual Academy Awards is available exclusively on Moda Operandi, for a cool $6,495.
It features a full skirt tightly gathered at waist with a fitted bodice featuring a scoop neckline and sportswear-inspired zippered back. The fully-lined dress’ fabric is composed of 23 percent silk and 77 percent cotton, and is available in sizes 0-14.
Maxwell’s creation is from his Fall/Winter ‘19 collection and first walked the runway in February during his New York Fashion Week presentation. Producing the piece will take several months, according to Moda Operandi, so those purchasing will pay half upon ordering (a $3,247.50 deposit) and half when it arrives — though a full refund is available should the owner decide to return the piece.
Those who tuned in to Sunday’s awards know that Gaga looked radiant in the black number, which she wore for both the Oscar ceremony and to the famed Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty.
Not only did she win an Oscar for Best Original Song in the dress, but she also had it on while delivering the evening’s most-talked about moment — that electrifying performance of A Star Is Born‘s signature ballad, “Shallow,” with costar Bradley Cooper.
Prior to all of that, Gaga walked the red carpet in a strapless Alexander McQueen ball gown with sculptural accents at the waist and black elbow-length gloves to match.
Around her neck for both looks? A $30 million sparkling necklace from Tiffany & Co. featuring a chain of over 100 carats of white diamonds surrounding the company’s famed Tiffany Yellow Diamond — which boasts a total of 128.54 carats.
The one-of-a-kind gem was first discovered in South Africa in 1887 by Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, and acquired one year later. It was reset into the eye-catching necklace in 2012, in honor of Tiffany’s 175th anniversary. Gaga was the first celebrity to wear the Tiffany Yellow Diamond since Audrey Hepburn, who famously wore the massive yellow stone in publicity photos for her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Meanwhile, Gaga isn’t the only star who wore a Brandon Maxwell dress to the Oscars.
Sarah Paulson also wore one of his designs on the carpet in her hot pink pleated ball gown with cutouts at the bodice. It’s also from Maxwell’s Fall/Winter ’19 collection and is for sale at Moda Operandi — though it’ll cost a little more than Gaga’s. The company is selling that for $7,995. Unlike Gaga’s gown, Paulson’s is available for shipment now.
Other Oscars dresses up for sale on Moda Operandi include Lupita Nyong'o's feather trimmed Oscar de la Renta dress that she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party and Danai Gurira’s Brock Collection strapless jacquard gown ($7,740)which she wore on the Oscars red carpet.