It wasn't a meat dress. It wasn't a top covered in Kermit the Frogs. It wasn't even glittery or showy. Instead, Lady Gaga's Oscars outfit Sunday night was delightfully subtle in its utter Gaga-ness: She wore pants.
Gaga's "secret pants," as a red carpet reporter put it, were designed by her loyal collaborator and designer Brandon Maxwell. Racked reports that the singer, who will be performing her nominated song "Til It Happens to You" at the 88th Academy Awards, had five custom options and ended up going with the glamorous white jumpsuit, which featured pants hidden beneath a dramatic overskirt.
If any Hollywood female celeb was ever questioning the idea of wearing pants to the Oscars, they can rest assured they'd be a hit. After all, there's nothing more satisfying that seeing famous women upend Hollywood expectations by ditching traditional dresses on the red carpet.
Will she swap the pants for a dress during her performance later Sunday night? If her track record is any indicator, signs point to some kind of costume change.
But if for the first time in known history, Gaga goes with comfort? Pants it will be.