She enjoys using her outfit choices (or lack thereof) as a means of snagging attention.
But as Lady Gaga exited a New York City rehearsal studio nose-forward on Saturday wearing nothing but a lacy bra, it really just looked as though something was missing.
The 27-year-old clung onto the arm of famed photographer Terry Richardson as she strutted out to greet her fans in the frighteningly sheer undergarment.
Not easy to miss: Lady Gaga does a good job of drawing attention via her interesting ensembles and Saturday's choice of a bra as an outer garment in New York City was no exception
Lady Gaga, who pioneered the idea of wearing a bra as an outer garment a number of years ago, opted for a black lace number on this occasion.
She also wore what looked to be a swimming cap, which was in fact the same style of black cap she wore for her Applause single cover shoot.
The singer evened things out with a conservative pair of black tailored trousers with a flattering high waist.
Clinging on: the 27-year-old controversial singer gripped photographer Terry Richardson's arm as she made her way out into the fray
She slung a matching black blazer over her left shoulder but opted not to slip her right arm in.
Gaga instead used that arm to grip that of her friend Terry Richardson, a highly esteemed fashion photographer.
As the pair headed out to greet the pop star's doting fans, she took to the well-trodden path with ease and - at times - a slightly upturned nose.
Terry, in a modest but cool plaid shirt and Converse shoes, looked nervous.
Nervous? The photographer looked a little unsure about the sea of attention he was about to enter with the scantily clad pop star
Lady Gaga is always generous when it comes to donating her time to her fans, and Saturday was no exception.
She stopped to spend time with the snap-happy bunch who looked positively overjoyed to see their idol.
The Bad Romance singer got up close and particularly personal with one lucky guy's derriere, grabbing his hips as she stood behind him.
Practicing? Gaga struck paticularly strained charactery poses for the cellphone selfies alongside her adoring fans
As she often does, Gaga struck somewhat strained charactery poses for the cellphone 'selfies' alongside her adoring fans.
The star also tweeted a couple of enigmatic photos from her rehearsal on Saturday, in which she wore a black ballerina outfit and stood in the middle of a group of her identically-clad dancers.
Lady Gaga is preparing for her performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, where she plans to open the show with her latest offering, Applause.
Get over here: The Applause singer got up close and particularly personal with one lucky fan's derriere
What can I do for you? Gaga approached a painted claw in the crowd attached to one of her fans
Anxious about the ceremony, she told JustJared: 'I’ve been rehearsing all week and I’m so excited. It’s been incredible dancing and singing again, doing all the things I love, so I’m having a really good time.'
But the Poker Face hitmaker, who recently snared more attention by starting a Twitter feud with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, refrained from revealing too many details.
Reiterating how much she enjoys the element of surprise, she said: 'You can’t really expect anything. I’m always trying to create something that the fans won’t expect.'
Because practice makes perfect: Lady Gaga shared a few enigmatic snaps from her MTV Music Video Awards rehearsal on Saturday as she geared up for Sunday's performance
That looks familiar: in another rehearsal photo Gaga shared, her dancers all wore the same black hair caps that she herself wore and struck mimicked poses
Fun in a bra: Lady Gaga enjoys wearing undergarments as outer garments, and she did just that at a New York benefit in July (L) and whilst partying in Los Angeles earlier this month
And again: Lady Gaga opted for another black lacy number during New York stroll in July