Lady Gaga has reminded fans of her A Star Is Born predecessor with her gown at the Golden Globes.
The star arrived in a strapless lavender couture Valentino gown with voluminous sleeves and viewers watching at home were reminded of a gown Garland wears in her version of the film.
Lady Gaga is nominated for best actress in a drama for her role as pop star Ally in the modern version of the story, directed by and co-starring Bradley Cooper.
Garland starred in the 1954 version alongside James Mason and wore a full lavender gown complete with elbow-length gloves and a bolero jacket.
The role of Ally is Gaga’s first leading role in a film and the singer said creating the character was very different to those she has created in her performing career.
She said: “I think I’ve created characters for years so that I could be an actress because I’ve always wanted to be one but I couldn’t make it.
“For this I had to go to a very different place, I worked very closely with Bradley Cooper, who is a tremendous visionary, and with acting coaches and I learned a lot about going to the nectar of your being.
“I discovered something in working with this film and it’s something called alchemy, you are creating a character but you are also becoming the character, its a sense memory that you have.
“Bradley taught me to be present when you go on to set.”
Twitter couldn’t get enough of the similarities between the two gay icons.
I saw that!! Bravo!! 💙
— Marie Burris (@MarieRB) January 7, 2019
This is everything!
— Nikki Stanzione (@NikkiStanzione) January 7, 2019
Wow. She looks gorgeous.
— 데이비드 마일즈 (@qhRd0oVXuKgqmUT) January 7, 2019
— Debbie Pfisterer (@sophmusicrow) January 7, 2019
I am speechless!!!!! @ladygaga in this absolutely gorgeous @MaisonValentino gown!!!! I’m in love thar she’s paying homage to Judy Garland! Lady Gaga FTW!!! ❤️❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #GoldenGlobes #ERedCarpet #AStarIsBorn pic.twitter.com/BSBHggA1ig
— 😘🥂🥳Alessandra🥳🥂😘 (@Alessandra8484) January 7, 2019
Though many thought the look had to be a deliberate homage, it turned out to be just a poetic coincidence.
When asked about it, Gaga said:
“We didn’t see that. No, but it looks an awful lot like that, doesn’t it? She looks beautiful. This is Valentino Couture custom creation for me. That’s special, except I’m missing the gloves. Thank you for showing me that. It made my night.”
Great minds really do think alike.