Lady Gaga’s support for Presidential candidate Joe Biden has been loud and unequivocal, ever since the former VP won the Democratic nomination in June. Now, Gaga is joining the presidential hopeful on the campaign trail—embracing a subversive twist on political style in the process.
At yesterday’s event at the University of Pittsburgh, Gaga wore a relatively demure black fitted suit by Alexander McQueen—a fit-for-a-First-Lady creation from Sarah Burton’s fall winter ’20 collection. To keep the look adequately Gaga, she added 10-inch platform heels, and a Swarovski crystal-encrusted face mask that read VOTE.
Later that day, she played a concert to Biden supporters, wearing a knee-skimming denim dress by long-time friend and collaborator Brandon Maxwell. Maxwell served as Gaga’s personal stylist for years, before launching how own highly-successful label in 2015. Gaga paired the dress with matching denim boots, and a denim, rhinestone-heavy face mask which also, naturally, read: ‘Vote’.
Gaga has often used her platform to support the Democratic presidential nominees—in 2016 she campaigned for Hillary Clinton, in 2013 she performed at Barack Obama’s Staff Inaugural Ball. She and Biden have history, too. Following her work on the Oscar-nominated documentary The Hunting Ground, which documented the rise of sexual assault on American college campuses, Gaga—a survivor herself—worked with the Obama administration to launch a public awareness campaign to lower sexual violence.
It was Joe Biden, then the vice president, who Gaga ultimately partnered with on 2017’s “It’s On Us” campaign, which encouraged men and women to intervene whenever they heard of, or saw, violence or abuse. In the clip, Biden referred to Gaga as a “great friend”. Here’s hoping the help of his great friend goes some way to pushing this era-defining election in his favour.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 25, 2017