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An almost unrecognizable Lady Gaga rules the runway at Marc Jacobs show

Unrecognizable Lady Gaga rules the runway at Marc Jacobs show

Lady Gaga at Marc Jacobs fall 2016 show
Lady Gaga discreetly walked in the Marc Jacobs fashion show in the 20th position, wearing an oversized coat with blue fur sleeves. Photo courtesy of Marc Jacobs

Fresh off her critically mixed tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys, a virtually unrecognizable Lady Gaga walked the runway at the Marc Jacobs show to close New York Fashion Week.

Slipped discreetly into the lineup, showcasing Look No. 20 out of 65 styles that make up Jacobs' fall collection unveiled at the Park Avenue Armory, the petite singer, who at 5-feet, 1-inch, is shorter than most models, wore an oversized dark blue coat with fur on the sleeves, a pale green silk bow blouse and towering silver wedge boots.

Like the other models in the show, her platinum hair was crimped flapper-style in finger waves and she wore heavy Goth-like eyeliner and dark lipstick.

Gaga, labeled in the Marc Jacobs lookbook merely as "Stefani" (her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), received no applause or outsized recognition from the audience as she walked the circular runway route directly behind Kendall Jenner as bells chimed at varying decibels. "We thought we would make each girl a show unto herself," Jacobs said.

In program notes, Jacobs said the collection was inspired by Japanese musician Keiji Haino, known for his use of the concept of Ma, which has been described as "the haunted spaces between the notes." The collection seemed fit for a Goth princess, with big coats, full skirts, dramatic capes, and feather-embellished gowns in dark shades.

At the end of the show, Jacobs took a runway bow in a black  T-shirt emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton. On the front row, Vogue editor Anna Wintour wore a similar T-shirt only in white with Clinton's face in red, white and blue sparkles, which Jacobs had designed.