Lady Gaga Is a Birthday Queen In Gold Saint Laurent Couture

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This is 30.

Lady Gaga kicked off the big 3-0 with a bang — specifically, a bright, flashy gilded mini hot off Saint Laurent's couture runway. 

The singer began her March 28 birthday celebrations a few days early on Saturday evening, stepping out on the arm of boyfriend Taylor Kinney for a Hollywood rendezvous with friends including Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane

All eyes were on Gaga's '80s-inspired dress, first seen just weeks ago during Paris Fashion Week at the French fashion house's first couture show in 14 years. With such exaggerated Saved by the Bell-era influences, some critics found it hard to imagine the poofy-shoulder pieces on the red carpet.

But while it's true that some can end up looking lost in such a strong look, Gaga has never been one to let the dress wear her. Not only did the birthday girl pull off the shimmering, gravity-defying mini dress, she did it while teetering in 7-inch platforms. Thirty looks good on you, Gaga.