Did Lady Gaga’s AMAs Pantsuit Have a Political Message?

Lady Gaga on red carpet at the AMAs in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga wore a white pantsuit to the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lady Gaga had a serious fashion moment when she wore a white pantsuit by designer Brandon Maxwell with a matching wide-brimmed hat to the 2016 American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The attention-grabbing look definitely stood out, which the singer jokingly referenced in an Instagram post.


Gaga is known for her eccentric style and her tendency to make a statement through red carpet looks. Some people took her AMAs pantsuit as a subliminal message of support for the suffragette movement, as Gaga was a very outspoken advocate for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton before the election and has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump many times. Throughout the presidential campaign, the media often associated Clinton’s pantsuit colors with unique, sometimes far-fetched symbolism. White is often associated with women’s rights and the suffragettes. There was even a call on election day for women to show up to the polls in white pantsuits.

Some social media users also believed the color choice was intentional and took to different platforms to voice their approval. A Twitter user wrote, “@ladygaga in suffragette white on the red carpet ” A social publication posted a note on Facebook detailing its interpretation of the message behind Gaga’s look: “Lady Gaga’s white pantsuit referenced the two different political statements women were sending on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when they went to the polls wearing either pantsuits or “suffragette white” (or both) in support of Hillary Clinton, the first woman to ever be a presidential candidate of a major party.”

Intentional or not, the white pantsuit definitely got people talking.

The outfit wasn’t the only point of the night that touched on politics. Green Day delivered an emotional and controversial performance of its new single, “Bang Bang,” in which they changed the lyrics to slam our nation’s president-elect. The band’s lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, sang, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” during the performance.


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