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Lady Gaga's Schiaparelli Dress For Joe Biden's Inauguration Was Not 'Bulletproof'

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Lady Gaga's Schiaparelli Dress For Joe Biden's Inauguration Was Not 'Bulletproof'

The high-end fashion brand behind the dress that Lady Gaga wore to US President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony was not bulletproof, despite the singer claiming it was.

So, there's a lot going on in that sentence, but the Born This Way singer said recently that not only was her clothing for Biden's big day a fairly unique and - presumably - expensive creation, it also possessed some other unseen and potentially life-saving qualities, too.

Speaking to British Vogue, she described the day she performed the US national anthem at the event as 'one of the proudest days of my whole life.'

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Credit: PA
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She added: "Like many people in America, I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out and 46 in is something I'll be able to tell my children all about.

"Singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress. I don't know if people know this about me, but if I weren't who I am today, I would have been a combat journalist. That was one of my dreams."

She added: "This is one of my favourite things I've ever worn.

"I wore this Schiaparelli design for the inauguration, and nobody knows this, but this is a bulletproof dress."

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However, upon contact from the Daily Mail, Schiaparelli - the Paris-based fashion brand who designed the dress - said that the black and red dress was 'not actually bulletproof', although they added that they couldn't be certain about what the singer had on underneath.

So, whilst Gaga might have been relying on something beneath the dress for protection, she wasn't getting it from her gown.

A representative for the luxury clothing company said: "The dress was not actually bulletproof, we cannot comment on what she may have worn underneath."

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Of course, after events on January 6 when supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC, Gaga could be forgiven for wanting a bit of extra protection.

The dress itself was designed by Schiaparelli's artistic director Daniel Roseberry, and featured a tighter fitted jacket with a big billowing skirt and a large golden brooch shaped like a dove.

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Apparently, that was the feature that sold it to Gaga.

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She said: "When I saw that golden dove, I just knew that this was the right piece."

The singer - real name Stefani Germanotta - remembered having a chat with a US Marine who walked out with her to sing.

"I'll never forget speaking to this young man that I was with," she said of Captain Evan Campbell.

"He was asking me if I was nervous, and I said yes. But sometimes, fashion can really give you wings...like a dove."

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Still, knowing you've got a bulletproof dress - or vest - on can also help you feel a bit more secure heading out in front of the entire world.

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Topics: joe biden, Lady Gaga, World News, Celebrity, Music, US Entertainment, Weird, Politics

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