During her performance at Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, which took place on January 20, 2021, Lady Gaga claimed that she donned a bulletproof outfit.
In a Tuesday interview released by British Vogue, the “House of Gucci” actress discussed performing at the January presidential inauguration ceremony.
She referred to her performance at the United States Capitol as “one of the proudest days of my whole life.”
“I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out, and 46 in is something I’ll be able to tell my children all about,” Gaga told the magazine.
She proceeded by stating that she was “singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress” during the ceremony and that, if she was not a performer, one of her ambitions was to become a “combat journalist.”
“When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection,” Gaga continued.
The New York Times’ Michael Gold called Gaga’s inauguration appearance as the “culmination of a years-long relationship” in which Lady Gaga and President Biden “have shared the spotlight.” In the months running up to the November 2020 election, the singer campaigned for Biden, and he introduced her at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Gaga described singing the national anthem at the inauguration as “my honor” in a statement released ahead of the event. She ascended the stage prior to Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration and sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” while dressed in a billowing, floor-length couture Schiaparelli red gown.
She wore a long-sleeved black top highlighted with a big gold peace dove brooch and black leather gloves, which many interpreted as Hunger Games-inspired. An all-gold microphone, a twisted braid weaved with black fabric, and golden in-ear monitors highlighted by flowers around her ears completed her ensemble.