Celebrity Lady Gaga Ups the Drama in a Ruffled Red Cape Ahead of Joanne Release By Lara Walsh Lara Walsh Lara Walsh is a Chicago-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity, pop culture, travel, and food. When she’s not avidly planning her next trip, she’s writing posts for her travel blog or mapping out her next foodie adventure. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 20, 2016 @ 09:15AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images With hotly anticipated album Joanne set for release on Oct. 21 and a Super Bowl Halftime show performance confirmed for 2017, Lady Gaga is at the top of her game, and now the big-voiced songstress can add another accolade to her name after being recognized as a style maker at T Magazine's "The Greats Issue" celebration at the Carlyle Hotel on Wednesday. While the Gaga of late has opted for more toned down fashion choices than those in the past, i.e. the infamous meat dress, the singer's look has matured and become more refined while still keeping its inventiveness, and on Wednesday, the "Perfect Illusion" hitmaker gave us a glimpse of the old Gaga's flair for drama by making an entrance at the New York Times event in a sweeping deep red Valentino Haute Couture cape with a large ruffled collar. The 30-year-old, who performed for a small group, opted to sweep her blonde hair up into a sleek bun and up the ante with heavily winged eyeliner. Lady Gaga Is the Chicest Cowgirl We've Ever Seen "It was such an honor to be photographed by the brilliant @collierschorrstudio and to be recognized tonight by @tmagazine next to such influential and talented individuals," the platinum-haired stunner later captioned an Instagram post of her and the famed photographer heading into the event. VIDEO: Lady Gaga Announces 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Performance We can't wait to see the next evolution of this talented star.