Lady Gaga Takes a Modern Fashion Approach to the VMAs, Changing Her Mask Over 4 Times

This artist has been doing her fair share to help with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, Lady Gaga is taking her message to the MTV Video Music Awards. While accepting awards and while performing, Chromatica artist, Lady Gaga, wore some pretty interesting masks.

Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Show
Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Show | Kevin Winter/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV

Lady Gaga ‘was wearing face shields before it was a thing’

The MTV Video Music Awards look pretty different this year. Instead of an audience packed with fans, artists and audience members did their best to “social distance.” Some artists even promoted wearing masks throughout the ceremony. That, of course, includes Lady Gaga, who changed her mask at least four times throughout the evening.

For her first mask of the evening, (not counting her bubble face shield she wore to the red carpet,) Lady Gaga had pink headgear and a color-filled dress. She accepted the award for ‘Best Collaboration’ with this Chromatica-inspired look.

Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Show
Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Show | Kevin Winter/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV

Lady Gaga also won ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘Rain on Me’

For her second award of the night, “Song of the Year,” Lady Gaga wore a green satin-esque dress and yet another mask. This one had two horns coming out of the front, as well as a few metal spikes. Still, Lady Gaga would switch her mask throughout the award show.

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga perform during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga perform during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards | Kevin Winter/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV

She performed ‘Rain On Me’ with Ariana Grande

In addition to receiving a handful of awards, Lady Gaga returned to the VMA stage to perform a number of songs off of Chromatica. That included “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me,” all while wearing a mask.

“Mask up,” Lady Gaga shouted between songs. When Ariana Grande came out with her pigtails and purple outfit for “Rain On Me,” the artist also wore a plain, black mask.

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Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards
Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Show | Kevin Winter/MTV VMAs 2020/Getty Images for MTV

Lady Gaga won ‘Artist of the Year’ with a silver mask and giant white jacket

Right after performing three songs from Chromatica, Lady Gaga changed to receive another award. This time, it was far “Artist of the Year,” with Lady Gaga clad in a silver, sparkly face covering. Lady Gaga received another award while wearing the same mask, the MTV Video Music Tricon Award.

This would be the first time an artist received the recognition. Although Lady Gaga changed her outfit again to accept it, her speech for this award shared the same message of wearing a mask with viewers.

“Just because we’re separated right now, culture may feel less alive in some ways,” Gaga said while accepting the award. “I know a renaissance is coming and the wrath of pop culture will inspire you and the rage of art will empower you as it responds to hardship with generosity and love.

“This is what I believe. I want nothing more than to be your artist in 2020. It’s a total privilege. Stay safe,” she continued. “Speak your mind. And I might sound like a broken record, but wear a mask — it’s a sign of respect.”

Music by Lady Gaga, including her award-winning song “Rain On Me” featuring Ariana Grande, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.

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