Lady Gaga Outmasked Herself at the VMAs

A public health icon.

Having to wear a mask doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style — just ask Lady Gaga.

Gaga showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards's socially distanced, mostly virtual event and brought the health directive to wear protective face masks to a brand new level, wearing not just one, but six elaborate masks with five different outfits.

First, there was her "red carpet" look, a tribute to sexy astronauts everywhere.

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Then, there was the pink mask/helmet she wore to accept the award she shares with Ariana Grande for Best Collaboration for their song, "Rain on Me."

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And the one she donned to pick up another award for the song, for Song of the Year.

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Then there was the mask she wore for her performance of the song with Grande.

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And the appropriately show-stopping ensemble she wore to accept the award for Artist of the Year.

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And finally, a mask that brought a new meaning to the word "bedazzled."

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Really, we shouldn't have expected any less from the icon who wore four different looks to the 2019 Met Gala. If there's a red carpet — or really, an event of any kind, Gaga will be there to shut it down.

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