Lady Gaga just paid tribute to Audrey Hepburn on the Oscars red carpet

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With the Oscars red carpet well under way, Lady Gaga has finally made an appearance, surprising everyone with a custom Alexander McQueen dress.

The singer chose a black bustier gown in black silk faille with engineered corset and full godet pleat skirt, but being Gaga, it did come with a bit of a twist thanks to exaggerated hips, and black leather elbow gloves.

Lady Gaga on the Oscars 2019 Red Carpet

And whilst she paid tribute to Judy Garland with her Golden Globes dress, this time round it looks like she decided to honour another iconic actress: Audrey Hepburn.

The A Star Is Born star draped her neck in a massive (we're talking 128 carats) yellow diamond which was last worn by Audrey in the pictures promoting the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.

It is one of the largest diamonds in the world and is of course by Tiffany's. Whilst on Audrey it was set on a garland of diamonds, Lady Gaga has opted for a slightly simpler setting.

The diamond was first discovered in 1877 in South Africa, and it took a year to reset it in the necklace, which includes over 100 carats of diamonds throughout.

Both icons of their own time.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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