Anyone young and comely can ‘go’ in a well-cut, gorgeous Valentino evening gown. But true style divas are of a different make—possessing the ability to shock, the willingness to take risks and the confidence to turn even a suit of sack into style. Our pre-eminent fashionista is Lady Gaga, who can breathe pulsating life into idiosyncratic haute couture—a meat dress, a layer-peeling dress, outfits feathery, billowy, flouncy, spirally, wiry, often with stunning collars and headgear that’d shame even the boldest toffs ever to have rocked Ascot. Every red carpet arrival of stars is a Gaga event. At the 2020 MTV VMAs, she wears a fish bowl on her head, while a dress purportedly of silver foil stiffly opens out at the front and back. And she wears that look, daring you to flinch.