Lady Gaga not only dresses to impress (as her rumored boyfriend Taylor Kinney of The Vampire Diaries can now certainly attest from firsthand experience), she proved she is definitely the hostess with the mostest, too. After four extravagant wardrobe changes, a rock-solid New York City Times Square performance that included "Heavy Metal Lover," "Marry the Night," and "Born This Way," and activating the big ball drop countdown with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mother Monster still wasn't ready to turn out the lights on 2011. She invited a select group of celeb friends to her New York City restaurant, Joanne's, for a hip New Year's Eve after party.
The bash may have been hot (and haute!), but Lady Gaga was icy cool in her fourth outfit of the night--a white dress and long, flowing cape paired with white, rhinestone-encrusted tights and Christian Louboutin sky-high soles, not to mention bright red lipstick. Her prior looks of the dramatic day were no less sparkly though, what with her all-gold pantsuit moment, the black sequined bodysuit (complete with a cage-like apparatus!) she wore for her Times Square performance, and her silver Versace number topped off with a jeweled mask that nearly covered her entire face for the ball drop.
Fashion aside, it was all about her guests at the after party, where she welcomed Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy--fresh from hosting Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest--along with Seacrest's girlfriend, Julianne Hough, and her brother, Derek Hough. Ashley Tisdale was there, too, with her new arm candy, Martin Johnson. And there were surely plenty more bold names. As for Lady Gaga's main man, Taylor Kinney, it's unclear where this hunk was hanging out, but he was probably close by--just not too close. Gaga has kept her relationships, including the one with Kinney, remarkably private.
But, as Just Jared reports, the Vampire Diaries hottie was indeed in NYC on NYE, spotted on Saturday night leaving his hotel shortly before his pop superstar girlfriend did. There's no way he would have missed all the action, although his outfit or outfits could not have lived up to Gaga's!