Lady Gaga's Changing Looks

2017
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See the incredible transformation the songstress has gone through over the years.

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2005

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The fresh-faced student at Convent of the Sacred Heart wrote that her dream was "headlining at Madison Square Garden."

02 of 30

2007

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As a songwriter and up-and-coming artist, Lady Gaga was mistaken for another strong-willed singer: "Actually the reason I dyed my hair blond is because I used to get Amy Winehouse all the time. I don't mind being compared to Amy, but I wanted my own image."

03 of 30

2008

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She released The Fame and accented her bone-straight bangs with a geometric headpiece. "I go onstage in origami dresses," she told People. "I'm inspired by that '70s glamour and decadence."

04 of 30

2009

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The creative star whipped up her style-setting hair bow from inexpensive extensions-and wore it 24/7. "Me and my hair bow, we go to bed together," she told reporters. "She sleeps where I sleep."

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05 of 30

2009

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For the Much Music Awards in Toronto, Lady Gaga wore a coronet of braids atop a bowl-cut wig.

06 of 30

2009

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Lady Gaga sported this crimpy, blown-out bob look during a trip to Berlin.

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07 of 30

2009

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"My fashion is my freedom," Gaga said. She played up her platinum Marilyn Monroe curls with a black lace mask.

08 of 30

2009

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At the MTV Video Music Awards she covered half her face with a House of Blue Eyes mask and added a spectacular blond and pink coiffure.

09 of 30

2009

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After releasing her second album, The Fame Monster, Gaga went to Blackpool, England to perform for Queen Elizabeth II. Her, uh, restrained look included lipstick and eye-framing crystals that matched her rubber ruff.

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2010

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Lady Gaga wigged out for the Grammys, attaching a neon yellow and blond hairpiece to her Armani Prive bodysuit.

11 of 30

2010

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For the MTV Video Music Awards, she topped a pastel-tipped platinum wig with a thin slice of steak.

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2011

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Gaga has worn a variety of green and blue hues during her Born This Way press tour. Real? Not so much. "Staring at my wigs," she tweeted. "They're ready for their close-up."

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2011

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Gaga got kawaii in Japan with anime-inspired eye shadow.

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2011

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She attended the MTV Video Music Awards as male alter-ego Jo Calderone.

15 of 30

2011

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In London, she debuted her self-described "mint blond" coif.

16 of 30

2011

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Rumored to be a nod to the orange, white and green stripes of the national flag of India, Gaga sported a three-tone beehive in New Delhi.

17 of 30

2011

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For the MTV Europe Music Awards, Gaga paired vivid navy lipstick with green glitter eyebrows.

18 of 30

2011

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For the Bambi Awards in Germany, she wore an Alexander McQueen hood and a filigree of eyeliner.

19 of 30

2012

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Gaga rang in the New Year (and smooched N.Y.C.'s Mayor Bloomberg) in a mosaic mask courtesy of Atelier Versace.

20 of 30

2012

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For the Grammys, she anchored her chignon with a crystal-studded custom Versace veil.

21 of 30

2012

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She launched her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University wearing a laser-cut confection by milliner Emma Yeo.

22 of 30

2012

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Making her usual entrance at the Tokyo airport, Gaga stood tall in a wild tangle of multicolored extensions.

23 of 30

2012

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The superstar smiled in Vienna sporting a wavy yellow wig.

24 of 30

2012

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Gaga returned to her brown roots, topping them with a golden coronet for her Fame fragrance launch. "Definitely feeling less blond lately and little more progressive brunette," she tweeted. "I am Louis Vuitton Brown!"

25 of 30

2012

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Her brown locks stuck around for a while, as evidenced by her appearance at the launch of her "Fame" eau de parfum at Macy's Herald Square in New York City.

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2013

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The performer ditches her brunette roots and opts for platinum dreadlocks on the red carpet.

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2014

2014
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Hello gorgeous! Lady Gaga takes a chic turn and pairs her newly minted bob with bright red lips.

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2015

2015
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For her elegant arrival, Lady Gaga donned long, gray waves to go with her wine-red lipstick and sleek dress.

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2016

2016
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At the 88th Academy Awards, Gaga channeled Old Hollywood glamor wearing her hair in a wavy bob, rose gold eye makeup, and a soft pink lip.

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2017

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Gaga made a serious entrance at the 2017 Grammy Awards with a rocker-chic ensemble and bold red and gold eye makeup, a fuschia lip, and pink and orange streaks in her blonde ponytail.

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