Lady Gaga may have been "born this way," but this weekend in Venice the game-changing singer took her queen status to a whole other level.
Gaga plays the lead in Bradley Cooper's remake of "A Star Is Born" -- and it was that seemingly effortless "star" power that captivated the press, critics and fans who turned out at the Venice Film Festival.
Gaga turned heads so much over the weekend, people might be complaining of whiplash come Labor Day.
To kick off the weekend, Gaga showed up in a gorgeous classic black dress. She made her big entrance like a queen, after she hitched a ride aboard a boat.
Lady Gaga in Venice today ahead of the premier of her oscar buzzworthy movie ‘A Star Is Born’ ???? pic.twitter.com/RVvIPIsXgo— Muse Buff (@MuseBuff) August 30, 2018
Fans were loving the entrance, one that only Gaga and a handful of other A-list stars could have pulled off.
She wasn't done yet. Next, she took an angelic turn, sporting a sleek white dress and walking hand-in-hand with her directer and co-star Cooper.
Even the Oscar-nominated Cooper bowed down to her greatness.
There's a million reasons to love Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's #AStarIsBorn Venice photocall https://t.co/MqDGnCIMGZ pic.twitter.com/Zhqsqxjjcr— Variety (@Variety) August 31, 2018
But the way Gaga closed the festival that really capped off her grand weekend. She wore a feathered Valentino dress that made people completely forget about anyone else in the movie or at the entire film festival for that matter.
Thank you, Venice. ?? #AStarIsBorn pic.twitter.com/U3XMxTwcqk— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 1, 2018
#AStarIsBorn pic.twitter.com/qAcDTL2rWc— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 1, 2018
Fans and critics were just beaming with awe and praise. Even the little bit of rain from above seemed to heighten her goddess moments.
The fact that she said “no thank you” for the umbrella...only @ladygaga could wear a Valentino Haute Couture gown & make it look flawless even in the pouring rain #AStarIsBorn #ASIB pic.twitter.com/Y692t7LqzA— Giuseppe Anthony (@ItalianMonster8) September 2, 2018
lady gaga those past few days is a gift from gods pic.twitter.com/DvYSBgodQh— CHARlotte (@stefanisslave) September 2, 2018
Lady Gaga is really like such an incredible talent. We are lucky to have her.— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) September 3, 2018
lady gaga is the definition of pure divinity pic.twitter.com/ifDmyMOhuz— dilan ? (@ObserverOfGaga) September 2, 2018
Only Lady Gaga would bow down to a fan at a major red carpet movie premiere, wearing a Valentino Haute Couture gown. @ladygaga will always hold a special place in her heart for Little monsters ???? #AStarIsBorn #ASIB pic.twitter.com/0VsVH1C7fr— Giuseppe Anthony (@ItalianMonster8) September 3, 2018
A.— Robert ? (@hausofrobert) September 2, 2018
BORN. @ladygaga pic.twitter.com/vESne2NIho
Oh yeah, people really liked the movie too.
Just how good is Lady Gaga in #AStarIsBorn? Critics are calling her film debut "electrifying," "mesmerizing," and "nothing short of extraordinary." The enthusiastic first reviews from #Venezia75 are in: https://t.co/dhDEPGbvRZ pic.twitter.com/BevIAMzWun— IndieWire (@IndieWire) September 2, 2018
"Lady Gaga's final ballad is sure to get the best original song nomination at the Oscars. Gaga may even get a best actress nod, It’s her who shines in her first major role." - BBC pic.twitter.com/WLyMHsfOKG— ionu? | Lady Gaga (@BraveForGaga95) September 2, 2018
Critics Are Losing It For Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper In A Star Is Born https://t.co/uZT6xMkJNg— Esquire UK (@EsquireUK) September 3, 2018
We're just not worthy.