Roxanne Reed

9/1/13 @ 2:21am PST
Tags:  Lady Gaga, VMA, 2013, Lady Gaga VMA, Prabal Gurung, Best Dressed, Worst Dressed

Lady Gaga Rocks Toned-Down Look At 2013 VMAs

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On August 24 at the MTV Video Music Awards, Lady Gaga made one of her first public appearances since her recent hip surgery and surprisingly, she didn't go anywhere near as all-out as she did in previous years (meat dress, anyone?) and she didn't even attend in 2012.

Lady Gaga, known mostly for wearing revealing, lingerie-inspired, or otherwise shocking ensembles arrived at the red carpet of the awards show in something quite the opposite.

Lady Gaga arrived in a floor length black PVC gown by designer Prabal Gurung (who has also been seen on women such as Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge, Scarlett Johansson, and Anne Hathaway among others) with no notable accessories and a very fresh faced, low makeup look with her hair worn long and her natural dark brown color.

Gurung is a relative newcomer to the fashion industry, and his designs are often on the avant-garde side. Lady Gaga's dress, while subdued compared to her usual costumes, is no exception.

The low cut gown is slightly form-fitting, and went all the way to the floor (her shoes were not visible because of this) and made of black PVC that cut down even lower in back, showing off the singer's various tattoos. The gown also had a sheer, black lacy train with shiny accents and finished off with a black sash made of glittery fabric.

Critics of the gown may argue that the black PVC fabric and how it hangs off of her body makes the gown look more like a trash bag than something to wear to an awards show, and that the two different types of fabrics used for the train and the sash look mismatched and odd.

While not one of her more successful fashion experiments, given Lady Gaga's previous fashion track record, this one is also, by far, not her worst.

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