Lady Gaga has undertaken many sartorial phases over the course of her career, from her avant garde Fame Monster days, to the cabaret showgirl aesthetic of her recent Las Vegas residency. But over the last several weeks, Gaga has gone from Josephine Baker to Mick Jagger, ditching her feathered headpieces and bow ties to embrace the grimy glamour of traditional rock and roll.
Like all of her various eras, this new glam rock persona has a root. On September 28, The Rolling Stones released “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” a single from Hackney Diamonds—their first album since 2016’s Blue & Lonesome, and 18 years since A Bigger Bang–featuring Lady Gaga. That same day, Gaga posted a photo on Instagram wearing a yellow 1975 Rolling Stones t-shirt, writing, “Don’t mind me I’m just a groupie.”