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Lady Gaga Announces Her COVID-19 Benefit Concert in Appropriately Pared-Back Style

Lady Gaga Announces Her COVID-19 Benefit Concert in Appropriately Pared-Back Style

Lady Gaga is doing her part to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Speaking live via video conference call from her home in Los Angeles yesterday evening, the pop star shared news of her upcoming benefit concert with Global Citizen on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Set to air on April 18, One World: Together at Home boasts a star-studded lineup, including Elton John, Maluma, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Stevie Wonder. If that wasn’t enough cause for excitement, all proceeds will go to the World Health Organization supporting the medical workers risking their lives to treat patients infected with the virus. In addition to TV appearances, Gaga held a special WHO press conference to spread the word.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a Gaga announcement without a style moment. In a series of great blazers and cozy knits, the star demonstrated just how polished a work-from -home wardrobe can be. For the live stream with WHO, she chose a vintage Saint Laurent double-breasted number in a grey check print. Next came a sleek black Wolford bodysuit for her chit chat with Jimmy Fallon. She followed that up with a hot pink sweater for Jimmy Kimmell’s Instagram live, and switched things up again for Colbert, slipping into yet another Saint Laurent jacket for Colbert, this time in a classic houndstooth.

For an artist used to quick changes, Gaga appeared relatively subdued. Still, the singer’s bespectacled new look fit the mood of the moment. With Zoom meetings and video chat now a part of daily life, the idea of business casual hasn’t disappeared completely, at least when it comes to styling tops. While there’s no telling what Gaga wore down below—denim cutoffs, brightly colored sweatpants, and leggings are all part of her casual repertoire—she’s clearly mastered the art of looking professional on a live stream.

Sure the clothes were great, but it was undoubtedly Gaga’s fundraising efforts that were the most admirable achievement of the night. Unlike a traditional fundraiser, donations for One World: Together at Home have occurred offscreen, with 35 million dollars already raised—a 10 million dollar pledge came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during her Fallon chat—and more on the horizon.