Lady Gaga Stuns in Car Part Gown at Chromatica Ball Premiere, Reveals Performing with COVID

"I just didn't want to let all the fans down," Gaga said at the premiere in Los Angeles on May 23.

Lady Gaga Stuns in Car Part Gown at Chromatica Ball Premiere, Reveals Performing with COVID
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Lady Gaga is unstoppable when it comes to performing for her Little Monsters, even amid a battle with COVID-19! The pop superstar hit the red carpet on Thursday, May 23, for the Los Angeles premiere of her new HBO concert special, "Gaga Chromatica Ball," wearing a striking white gown that featured part of a car.

The breathtaking white, strapless Selva gown showcased intricate hole detailing and included a white metal structure over the top part and waist. Gaga humorously shared more about her unique dress on Instagram, writing, "On the red carpet I told them it was a car part. They said what kind and I said I don’t know, I’m not a mechanic."

Before the screening at the Nya West event venue, Gaga, joined by her boyfriend Michael Polansky, spoke about her new project during a Q&A session. She revealed she had performed five shows of the Chromatica Ball tour after testing positive for COVID-19. "I did five shows with COVID," she said, adding, "I shared it with everyone on my team and I said, 'I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable at work and you don't have to perform and you don't have to work that day, but I'm going to do the show,' because I just didn't want to let all the fans down."

Gaga explained her decision to continue performing despite the illness, saying, "The way that I saw it also is that the fans were all putting themselves in harm's way every day coming to the show. During all my quick changes, I kept going, 'I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.'"

During the Q&A, Gaga also discussed the significance of the Chromatica Ball tour and how it marked a turning point in her life. "I have been saying that the Chromatica Ball and this album in a lot of ways was the end of a time in my life and the beginning of a totally new one," she shared. She felt "brave" enough to explore a different aesthetic and sound with the tour, embracing a brutalist aesthetic that differed from the album's original presentation.

Gaga also hinted at new music in the works, saying, "I am in the studio every single day. I have written so many songs, I've been producing so many songs, and it's nothing like anything that I've ever made before, but I love to break genre and I love to explore music."

The night before the premiere, Gaga spoke to Entertainment Tonight, teasing a potential revisit of her "Telephone" duet with Beyoncé. Though she didn’t confirm any plans, she shared her excitement about future projects.

The "Gaga Chromatica Ball" concert special captures Gaga's 2022 Chromatica Ball tour stop at Dodger Stadium in L.A., where she performed hits like "Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "Born This Way" to a sold-out crowd of 52,000 people. The film premieres on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m. EST/PST on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

As for her personal life, Gaga's relationship with Michael Polansky appears strong. The couple, first linked in 2020, even sparked engagement rumors in April when Gaga was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left hand.

Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball special premieres on HBO this Saturday, promising an exciting look at her vibrant and groundbreaking tour.