‘I really wanted to be with myself’: Lady Gaga admits she lived inside her notorious giant latex egg for THREE DAYS before ‘hatching’ onstage at the 2011 Grammy Awards
Lady Gaga has revealed she was inside the notorious giant latex egg that marked her arrival at the 2011 Grammy Awards for “three days”.
The singer and actress famously ‘hatched’ from the giant egg-shaped enclosure on stage at the glitzy awards ceremony after a dramatic red carpet arrival more than a decade ago.
And in a new British Vogue video titled Life in Looks, Gaga, 35, says she wanted to get a feel for being inside the Hussein Chalayan-designed prop days prior to performing hit single Born This Way at the star-studded ceremony.
Legendary: Lady Gaga has revealed she was inside the notorious giant latex egg that marked her arrival at the 2011 Grammy Awards for “three days” before famously ‘hatching’ onstage
She said: ‘I was in the egg for three days. To be honest, at award shows, especially during this time, I didn’t like to talk to people.
‘I always felt that it threw me off with my performance so this in a lot of ways is really representative of my devotion to my craft in that I really wanted to be with myself.’
The Oscar-winner also revealed how her team went to extreme lengths to track down some latex and ended up purchasing the material, which was typically only available at sex shops at the time, in vast quantities from a bus company.
Opening up: Gaga says she wanted to get a feel for being inside the Hussein Chalayan-designed prop days prior to performing hit single Born This Way
She said: ‘We would call this an outfit. Everyone calls this the egg but it’s actually a vessel that was designed by Hussein Chalayan.
‘I was very particular about the way the fashion looked for this performance in so much as the night before the performance I said, “The fashion’s wrong, we don’t have it. We need it to be latex. We need nude latex.”
‘And if you know anything about looking for latex, years ago it was very difficult to find latex anywhere other than a sex shop, or – where we found this latex was a bus company had latex that they were using to cover the seats of their busses and we found the latex and we asked if we could buy it from them.
‘So everybody’s fashion that’s made here was made from the fabric from seats for a bus.’
Here she comes: Encased in the latex egg, Gaga made a dramatic red carpet arrival at the Los Angeles event more than a decade ago (pictured)
The American star also claimed that she wore a ‘bulletproof’ dress to sing at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
Calling her performance at the 59th presidential inauguration ‘one of the proudest days of my whole life,’ she revealed the stunning navy and red dress she wore fashioned by Schiaparelli was ironclad.
‘That has to be one of the proudest days of my whole life. Like many people in America, 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.
‘Singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress. I don’t know if people know this about me, but if I weren’t who I am today, I would have been a combat journalist. That was one of my dreams.’
Protection: The American star also claimed that she wore a ‘bulletproof’ dress to sing at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January (pictured)