Lady Gaga’s not-so-subtle peace accessory was the toast of the internet

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Yesterday was a historical day for America, as President Trump (begrudgingly) stepped down and President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were finally sworn in.

It was a big day at Capitol Hill, with former presidents, politicians and celebrities gathering together for the inauguration. One such celeb was the one and only Lady Gaga, who was called upon to sing the National Anthem, and very nearly stole the show.

She stepped out in couture (of course), in a slightly more demure than usual custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown, designed by Daniel Roseberry. It consisted of a fitted jacket in navy cashmere and skirt in washed red silk faille with a gilded dove of peace brooch.

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Creative Daniel Roseberry commented: 'As an American living in Paris, this ensemble is a love letter to the country I miss so dearly and to a performer whose artistry I have so long admired. Maison Schiaparelli is honoured to have this chance to dress the iconic Lady Gaga on this historic Inauguration Day. God Bless Lady Gaga and God Bless America.'

Gaga being Gaga, her not-so-subtle nod to peace, by way of her gigantic brooch, naturally caught the eye of Twitter users and made for some pretty brilliant tweets.

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The singer herself took to the social media platform to explain the symbolism behind her choice of jewellery, saying, 'A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other.'

In a separate tweet, she explained, 'My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly.'

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 MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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