Face in the Crowd
From left, Inez van Lamsweerde, Lady Gaga, and Stephan Gan at the Brandon Maxwell fall 2016 show.
By ELIZABETH PATON
February 17, 2016
Twenty-four hours after her David Bowie tribute act at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Lady Gaga had returned to New York still sporting an electric orange Ziggy Stardust ’do.
The singer had raced back to support her longtime stylist, Brandon Maxwell, whose latest fashion show at the Monkey Bar celebrity haunt in Midtown also attracted Carine Roitfeld and the photographer Terry Richardson.
Lady Gaga was uncharacteristically quiet in person as she first took her seat Tuesday night (her Grammy performance had drawn mixed reviews). But when the models came out for their finale, she leapt to her feet, a lone figure amid the clapping crowd whooping with delight.
“It was perfect!” she shouted, before darting behind a nearby velvet curtain to congratulate Mr. Maxwell in person for his monochrome parade of tailored separates.
Later, Lady Gaga took to Instagram to praise the man behind many of her most-notorious costumes, including her Bowie looks from the night before.
“He flew to L.A. to be at the Grammys with me, then back to New York for his show,” she wrote beneath a picture of her in the front row. “A true talent with determination, well made classic timeless pieces that will never go out of style.
“I felt so elegant and comfortable in this jumpsuit and your show was unstoppably chic.”