‘God Bless Lady Gaga, and God Bless America’

Our Lord and Savior, Lady Gaga. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

On Wednesday, Lady Gaga held a highly exclusive, one-time-only concert at the U.S. Capitol. The event included special-guest performances, including the swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

The Chromatica singer did not perform any songs from her latest album but instead sang a single tune: the national anthem. She wore an over-the-top gown with a fitted bodice in navy cashmere and a voluminous skirt in red silk. Completing the elegant Americana look was a massive golden brooch of a dove with an olive branch.

Viewers noted that the brooch looked straight out of The Hunger Games, in which the heroine, Katniss Everdeen, wears a gold pin of a fictional bird, the mockingjay, as a symbol of hope and unity for the oppressed citizens of Panem. Of course, Gaga was not wearing a mockingjay pin, and fortunately Trump was voted out of office before the U.S. really did turn into a dystopia. Gaga’s big dove was, more likely, an allusion to the dove that appears to Noah after the flood in the Bible — a historic symbol of hopeful times ahead. But both birds seem fitting as we enter a new era under a new administration.

The look was custom Schiaparelli haute couture designed by creative director Daniel Roseberry, who summed up the event in a statement to the press: “God bless Lady Gaga, and God bless America.”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Lady Gaga. Amen.

‘God Bless Lady Gaga, and God Bless America’