The singer's been prone to lingerie-inspired looks as of late, but she covered up for the red carpet in a black floor-length Prabal Gurung dress with a peplum-esque detail that reminded us a bit of a garbage bag. This isn't Gaga's craziest VMAs look -- back in 2010, she wore a dress made of meat to the awards.
The night is young, though -- perhaps the singer will bring wear something totally gaga for her opening performance. What do you think of her first look of the night?
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