Lady Gaga filming at Hearst Castle.
You can tell a lot about Lady Gaga’s career by looking at her video settings. Just compare the palatial home “Paparazzi” took place in with the Hearst CASTLE where Gaga’s shooting her new video, and you’ll see how far she’s come. In behind-the-scenes footage of Gaga’s latest visual project, captured by a local news crew in San Luis Obispo, Mother Monster pulls out all the stops from shooting at two different pools—a “Roman” one and a “Neptune” one—to recruiting Real Housewives Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards to the larger-than-life wardrobe, even by Gaga standards.
It appears Gaga will wear one of her largest headpieces yet (no small feat) in one of the scenes. Dressed in all white like a dove—but, like, the Las Vegas showgirl-version—the ARTPOP queen was spotted walking around in a floor-length ostrich feather mohawk paired with an intricate baroque bodysuit. We can only imagine how much it weighs but she’s at least had training balancing these kinds of hats. Remember that time she wore one from Marc Jacobs' final collection for Louis Vuitton, along with the rest of the look?
Her dancers had it a little easier. In one scene the female dancers wear Toile de Jouy suits with furry hats similar to the Steven Jones one Gaga wore (with nothing else) in her epic September 2012 Vogue cover.
And in another, dancers wear bubble swim caps reminiscent of Gaga’s iconic Fame Ball tour bubble dress—a knockoff of a Hussein Chalayan design—back in the days when the singer couldn’t afford runway creations and had to copy them.
It also looks like we’re in store for a windswept balcony shot of her male dancers in ghostly see-through whites and another scene where they dance topless in different all-whites around the pool.
What other outfits does Gaga have in store? T-2 days until we find out!