Sigh, how do we even explain this one? Okay, here it goes, right from the top. Lady Gaga shaved half her hair off, day before yesterday in memoriam of Terry Richardson‘s mother. But she couldn’t exactly show up like that at the launch of her new perfume — “Fame” — right? Remember “Fame” with it’s super NSFW campaign shot by Steven Klein? Yes, it’s the same one you’re thinking of. The one which involves ingredients like tears of belladonna, black veil of incense and spooky bugs and which Gaga said would “smell like blood and semen.” So Mother Monster got her hair did and pulled on a very medieval looking auburn colored wig, with a gold leaf crown and drove around New York City in an open-top vintage Rolls Royce. And those are the photographs you see above. The dress is by Prabal Gurung, FYI. She was en route to the fragrance launch party at the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue. That’s how she arrived at the part. But this is how she exited with Steven Klein, wearing … that. What you see below — the floral, pointy hood thing which obscures her face. Why? Don’t ask us. Seriously. We have no idea why.
Gaga also spoke to Access Hollywood earlier in the day, to talk about the perfume, and said, “I wanted it to be very sexy. And, I also wanted it to be a little bit slutty…. I wanted it to have that sort of danger of a really beautiful stripper. It’s a fragrance for a woman that wants to be taken to bed, certainly.” Guaranteed sales with that quote! But back to the party! It was attended by the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Charlotte Ronson, Marc Jacobs, Paris Hilton, Jessica Stam and Alexandra Richards and everyone dressed up super costume-y as it was a masquerade ball. Just to make the whole thing even more memorable, the singer also lay down in an oversized glass bottle built like the fragrance container, took off her clothes and hair till she was just in her lingerie, and got a tattoo — a cherub — on her neck in front of everyone. Before that, she was in the bottle for her “performance art” piece — “Sleeping with Gaga.” We’re not kidding. She arrived around 6.30 in the evening, which was way early, to prepare herself. And by the time guests got in, there she was, curled up, looking like she was asleep. Partygoeres could stick their fingers in a hole made in the installation so they could touch “Sleeping Gaga.” This happened, guys. It really did.
[Photos: Splash News Online]