Latex, lace and a general distaste for pants: Ladies and gentlemen, 2009 was an excellent year for Lady Gaga. It's safe to say she wore hundreds of ensembles this year; here are the highlights.

JANUARY
London, January 15.

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The year began with a demure, understated white jumpsuit, accessorized with a bow of hair. A nod to the noted adventurer Alice In Wonderland? Perhaps… But The Lady loves a girlish touch.

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JANUARY
Munich, Germany; January 26.

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At something called DLD Star Night at Haus der Kunst, the Lady "rocked" crystal formations.

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JANUARY
She's hard as a rock, a gem.

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JANUARY
London, January 28.

After hanging out with Mark Ronson, The Lady was seen wearing an oh-so-breathable latex ensemble. A flower in the hair keeps it feminine!

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FEBRUARY
London, February 18.

This image was shot during rehearsals for the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court, London. These leggings were ankle-length during rehearsals, but during her actual performance, the legs had been cut off so that only a patterned panty remained. She is Captain of Team No-Pants.

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FEBRUARY
London, February 18.

Backstage at the Brit Awards: A scorching hot pink cocktail dress.

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MARCH
Santa Monica, CA; March 11.

For an Interscope Records portrait session, a masculine tuxedo jacked was paired with a disco ball bra and shorts. Victor/Victoria!

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MARCH
Los Angeles, March 13.
During a show at the Wiltern Theater, geometric shapes and a gravity-defying skirt.

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APRIL
London, April 16.

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Purple reign? Purple drank?

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APRIL
April 20, London.

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A temptress and a teacup.

Bauer-Griffin." />

APRIL
Paris, April 23.

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Lyrics from Lady Gaga's song "The Fame" seem to fit here:

I can't help myself
I'm addicted to a life of material
It's some kind of joke
I'm obsessively opposed to the typical

All we care about is
runway models, Cadillacs and liquor bottles
Give me something, I wanna be
Retro glamour, Hollywood, yes we live for the
Fame…

Bauer-Griffin." />

MAY
Boston, May 4.

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An Electric Lady during a performance for The Grammy Celebration Concert Tour at the House of Blues. How many leotards do you think she owns?

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MAY
Sydney, Australia; May 21.

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Captain No Pants marches on.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 19.

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If you're keeping notes, purple is a yes; pants are a no.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 19.

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Your love is nothing I can't fight,
Can't sleep with the man who dims my shine.
— "I Like It Rough," Lady Gaga

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

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I can see you staring there from across the block
With a smile on your mouth and your hand on your [huh]
— "Love Game," Lady Gaga

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

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Danger + sexuality + power = A Lady Gaga performance.

AP." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

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At the 2009 MuchMusic awards, Lady Gaga won Best International Video. She did not, however, sing any songs from Hair. Unfortunately.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JULY
London, July 14.

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Maison Michel bunny ears and an elaborately knit sweater dress prove that The Lady is provocative even when her body is mostly covered.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JULY
German TV, July 21.

Muppet show! The infamous Kermit jacket, which she wore on German TV — originally seen in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's runway show in May — made for a memorable Muppet moment.

AUGUST
Jerusalem, August 18.

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Ms. Gaga dressed down for the Holy Land, but as a former Catholic schoolgirl, made sure to wear a cross. In a song called "Teeth," Gaga sings, "My religion is you."

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(Click to enlarge)

SEPETEMBER
Berlin, September 7.

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Sometimes The Lady dresses like quite ladylike!

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SEPTEMBER
London, September 8.

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An imagined conversation from the Project Runway judges:

Nina: I'm not bored…
Michael Kors: It shows creativity, but the shoulders are insane.
Heidi Klum: I think it looks like she woke up and took the bedspread with her.

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SEPTEMBER
Paris, September 10.

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Don't you love the Julie Christie hair?

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
Paris, September 10.

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Advertisement

Lieutenant Gaga says: Fight the good fight! The War On Pants will be won!

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

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The 13th was a huge day for Ms. Gaga: The MTV Awards. These are just a few of the ensembles she wore! Her red carpet dress was "Venetian Steampunk Lady In Mourning." Quoth the raven, "J'adore!"

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SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

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A blood-soaked rendition of "Paparazzi" required white boots and outrage.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

When Gaga picked up her Best New Artist award, she wore red lace and a McQueen headpiece right out of Pan's Labyrinth.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

Advertisement

In the pressroom after the MTV awards, it was time for a little jumper that was part Chrysler building, part Metropolis.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

Also at the MTV awards: Bird nest.

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

For her own VMA after party, Gaga made the mantilla chic.

Advertisement

Advertisement

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SEPTEMBER
New York, September 14.

The day after the MTV awards, Ms. Gaga attended the Marc Jacobs fashion show in a ladylike frock. And Zorro-like mask.

Advertisement

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 14.

At a party for V Magazine, Marc Jacobs and Belvedere Vodka: Doesn't every Catholic schoolgirl dream of having her own radiant nimbus?

Advertisement

Advertisement

Also: If you think you can see nipple, it's because you can.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 30.

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Lady Gaga teamed up with Dr. Dre for Heartbeats, her high-end headphones. What does one wear to a headphone launch? An outfit which consists of cake frosting and 1930s tap pants. Of course.

WENN." />

OCTOBER
New York, October 2.

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At the Billboard Women In Music brunch — yes, brunch: Hair today, gone tomorrow.

AP." />

NOVEMBER
New York, November 2.
Bra on the outside. Marie Antoinette cotton candy hair. Monster claws. A little Renoir, a ltitle rococo.

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
London, November 4.

Russian roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love if its not rough it isn't fun…
Oh, oh oh oh oh…
Can't read my, can't read my, no he can't read my poker face

Bauer-Griffin." />

NOVEMBER
Braunschweig, Germany; November 7.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Another exercise in defying gravity — this time for the German TV show Wetten dass...?

AP." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 14.

Advertisement

Made up like a Columbine from a Harlequinade!

Getty." />

COLUMBINE : Pierrot,
My vinaigrette ! I cannot live without
My vinaigrette!

PIERROT: My only love, you are
So fundamental! . . . How would you like
to be
An actress, Columbine? I am become
Your manager.

COLUMBINE : Why, Pierrot, I can't act.

PIERROT: Can't act! Can't act! La, listen to
the woman !
What s that to do with the price of furs ?
You're blonde,
Are you not? you have no education, have
you?
Can't act ! You under-rate yourself, my dear !

COLUMBINE: Yes, I suppose I do.

PIERROT: As for the rest,
I'll teach you how to cry, and how to die,
And other little tricks ; and the house will love
you.
You ll be a star by five o clock . . . that is,
If you will let me pay for your apartment.

— From Aria Da Capo, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 22.

The American Music Awards: Bones, mugs & harmony.

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 23.

Part Herman Munster, part Riff Raff from Rocky Horror. Like something out of the Beetle Juice waiting room. But classy!

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

DECEMBER
Blackpool, December 7.

The Lady managed to be fully covered when she met the Queen. It's doubtful that Her Majesty had ever seen latex leg o'mutton sleeves before, but you never know.

Advertisement

Getty." />

DECEMBER
New York, December 8.

After a long year, The Lady looked lovely in a restrained gown at the launch of VEVO.

And there you have it: Girlish, tough, proper, whimsical, fierce, provocative and experimental, a year of Gaga ensembles makes you wonder what she'll do next. Some say, when it comes to fashion, she is more powerful than Anna Wintour. Regardless: If you made it this far, click here for a message from Lady Gaga herself.

Getty." />

JANUARY
London, January 15.

Advertisement

Advertisement

The year began with a demure, understated white jumpsuit, accessorized with a bow of hair. A nod to the noted adventurer Alice In Wonderland? Perhaps… But The Lady loves a girlish touch.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JANUARY
Munich, Germany; January 26.

Advertisement

At something called DLD Star Night at Haus der Kunst, the Lady "rocked" crystal formations.

Getty." />

JANUARY
She's hard as a rock, a gem.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

JANUARY
London, January 28.

After hanging out with Mark Ronson, The Lady was seen wearing an oh-so-breathable latex ensemble. A flower in the hair keeps it feminine!

Advertisement

Bauer-Griffin." />

FEBRUARY
London, February 18.

This image was shot during rehearsals for the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court, London. These leggings were ankle-length during rehearsals, but during her actual performance, the legs had been cut off so that only a patterned panty remained. She is Captain of Team No-Pants.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Bauer-Griffin." />

FEBRUARY
London, February 18.

Backstage at the Brit Awards: A scorching hot pink cocktail dress.

Advertisement

Getty." />

MARCH
Santa Monica, CA; March 11.

For an Interscope Records portrait session, a masculine tuxedo jacked was paired with a disco ball bra and shorts. Victor/Victoria!

Advertisement

Advertisement

AP." />

MARCH
Los Angeles, March 13.
During a show at the Wiltern Theater, geometric shapes and a gravity-defying skirt.

Getty." />

APRIL
London, April 16.

Advertisement

Purple reign? Purple drank?

WENN." />

APRIL
April 20, London.

Advertisement

Advertisement

A temptress and a teacup.

Bauer-Griffin." />

APRIL
Paris, April 23.

Advertisement

Lyrics from Lady Gaga's song "The Fame" seem to fit here:

I can't help myself
I'm addicted to a life of material
It's some kind of joke
I'm obsessively opposed to the typical

All we care about is
runway models, Cadillacs and liquor bottles
Give me something, I wanna be
Retro glamour, Hollywood, yes we live for the
Fame…

Bauer-Griffin." />

MAY
Boston, May 4.

Advertisement

Advertisement

An Electric Lady during a performance for The Grammy Celebration Concert Tour at the House of Blues. How many leotards do you think she owns?

AP." />

MAY
Sydney, Australia; May 21.

Advertisement

Captain No Pants marches on.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 19.

Advertisement

Advertisement

If you're keeping notes, purple is a yes; pants are a no.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 19.

Advertisement

Your love is nothing I can't fight,
Can't sleep with the man who dims my shine.
— "I Like It Rough," Lady Gaga

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

Advertisement

Advertisement

I can see you staring there from across the block
With a smile on your mouth and your hand on your [huh]
— "Love Game," Lady Gaga

Bauer-Griffin." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

Advertisement

Danger + sexuality + power = A Lady Gaga performance.

AP." />

JUNE
Toronto, June 21.

Advertisement

Advertisement

At the 2009 MuchMusic awards, Lady Gaga won Best International Video. She did not, however, sing any songs from Hair. Unfortunately.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JULY
London, July 14.

Advertisement

Maison Michel bunny ears and an elaborately knit sweater dress prove that The Lady is provocative even when her body is mostly covered.

Bauer-Griffin." />

JULY
German TV, July 21.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Muppet show! The infamous Kermit jacket, which she wore on German TV — originally seen in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's runway show in May — made for a memorable Muppet moment.

AUGUST
Jerusalem, August 18.

Ms. Gaga dressed down for the Holy Land, but as a former Catholic schoolgirl, made sure to wear a cross. In a song called "Teeth," Gaga sings, "My religion is you."

Advertisement

Getty." />

(Click to enlarge)

SEPETEMBER
Berlin, September 7.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Sometimes The Lady dresses like quite ladylike!

AP." />

SEPTEMBER
London, September 8.

Advertisement

An imagined conversation from the Project Runway judges:

Nina: I'm not bored…
Michael Kors: It shows creativity, but the shoulders are insane.
Heidi Klum: I think it looks like she woke up and took the bedspread with her.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
Paris, September 10.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Don't you love the Julie Christie hair?

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
Paris, September 10.

Advertisement

Lieutenant Gaga says: Fight the good fight! The War On Pants will be won!

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

Advertisement

The 13th was a huge day for Ms. Gaga: The MTV Awards. These are just a few of the ensembles she wore! Her red carpet dress was "Venetian Steampunk Lady In Mourning." Quoth the raven, "J'adore!"

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

A blood-soaked rendition of "Paparazzi" required white boots and outrage.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

Advertisement

When Gaga picked up her Best New Artist award, she wore red lace and a McQueen headpiece right out of Pan's Labyrinth.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

In the pressroom after the MTV awards, it was time for a little jumper that was part Chrysler building, part Metropolis.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Also at the MTV awards: Bird nest.

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 13.

For her own VMA after party, Gaga made the mantilla chic.

Advertisement

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 14.

The day after the MTV awards, Ms. Gaga attended the Marc Jacobs fashion show in a ladylike frock. And Zorro-like mask.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Bauer-Griffin." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 14.

At a party for V Magazine, Marc Jacobs and Belvedere Vodka: Doesn't every Catholic schoolgirl dream of having her own radiant nimbus?

Advertisement

Also: If you think you can see nipple, it's because you can.

Getty." />

SEPTEMBER
New York, September 30.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Lady Gaga teamed up with Dr. Dre for Heartbeats, her high-end headphones. What does one wear to a headphone launch? An outfit which consists of cake frosting and 1930s tap pants. Of course.

WENN." />

OCTOBER
New York, October 2.

Advertisement

At the Billboard Women In Music brunch — yes, brunch: Hair today, gone tomorrow.

AP." />

NOVEMBER
New York, November 2.
Bra on the outside. Marie Antoinette cotton candy hair. Monster claws. A little Renoir, a ltitle rococo.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
London, November 4.

Russian roulette is not the same without a gun
And baby when it's love if its not rough it isn't fun…
Oh, oh oh oh oh…
Can't read my, can't read my, no he can't read my poker face

Bauer-Griffin." />

NOVEMBER
Braunschweig, Germany; November 7.

Advertisement

Another exercise in defying gravity — this time for the German TV show Wetten dass...?

AP." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 14.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Made up like a Columbine from a Harlequinade!

Getty." />

COLUMBINE : Pierrot,
My vinaigrette ! I cannot live without
My vinaigrette!

PIERROT: My only love, you are
So fundamental! . . . How would you like
to be
An actress, Columbine? I am become
Your manager.

COLUMBINE : Why, Pierrot, I can't act.

PIERROT: Can't act! Can't act! La, listen to
the woman !
What s that to do with the price of furs ?
You're blonde,
Are you not? you have no education, have
you?
Can't act ! You under-rate yourself, my dear !

COLUMBINE: Yes, I suppose I do.

PIERROT: As for the rest,
I'll teach you how to cry, and how to die,
And other little tricks ; and the house will love
you.
You ll be a star by five o clock . . . that is,
If you will let me pay for your apartment.

— From Aria Da Capo, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 22.

The American Music Awards: Bones, mugs & harmony.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

NOVEMBER
Los Angeles, November 23.

Part Herman Munster, part Riff Raff from Rocky Horror. Like something out of the Beetle Juice waiting room. But classy!

Advertisement

Getty." />

DECEMBER
Blackpool, December 7.

The Lady managed to be fully covered when she met the Queen. It's doubtful that Her Majesty had ever seen latex leg o'mutton sleeves before, but you never know.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Getty." />

DECEMBER
New York, December 8.

After a long year, The Lady looked lovely in a restrained gown at the launch of VEVO.

Advertisement

And there you have it: Girlish, tough, proper, whimsical, fierce, provocative and experimental, a year of Gaga ensembles makes you wonder what she'll do next. Some say, when it comes to fashion, she is more powerful than Anna Wintour. Regardless: If you made it this far, click here for a message from Lady Gaga herself.

Getty." />