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Lady Gaga wears Emirati label Khyeli twice in just one week

Ahmed Alkhyeli's brand appears to be the new go-to for the Oscar-winning singer

Lady Gaga wears a Khyeli coat in Los Angeles. Instagram / Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga wears a Khyeli coat in Los Angeles. Instagram / Lady Gaga

A Star is Born might be the name of the movie that scored Lady Gaga her first Academy Award, but it's also quite apt for Ahmed Alkhyeli. The Emirati designer's namesake label Khyeli is just a few years old, but has already accrued quite the legion of A-list fans, including the Shallow singer-songwriter.

Lady Gaga sported a design by the London-based brand in Los Angeles last week, just days after she wore a Khyeli gown for a televised appearance on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The 32-year-old most recently championed Alkhyeli's outerwear, slinging a billowing, black coat from the label's spring / summer 2018 collection over an Ingorokva turtleneck mini dress, as fashion critics divulged.

The star also posted an image of her outfit, as she celebrated Shallow claiming the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"This is my first #1 song in eight years, and it feels like Just Dance going number one all over again," Gaga captioned the shot on Instagram. "Rule #1: Never give up. Rule #2: Always listen to rule #1. Thank you so much to all our beautiful fans. You make my dreams come true."

The A Star is Born actress donned an ultra-glamorous, sheer gown by the Emirati designer days earlier for an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Scroll through the gallery below to see more celebrities wearing Khyeli.

The floor-sweeping number was plucked from the label's spring / summer 2019 collection, and featured an incorporated bodysuit and shimmering embellishments scattered throughout the delicate design.

Alkhyeli, who previously studied architecture at the American University of Sharjah, has also seen stars such as actress Lili Reinhart and model Candice Swanepoel wearing his designs.

During her appearance on Kimmel's show, Gaga accessorised her Khyeli dress with Giuseppe Zanotti boots, a Givenchy bag ... and her Oscar, which she brought to the talk show. The Bad Romance singer opened up about her Academy Award win during the show, revealing her "whole artistic journey flashed before my eyes" when Shallow was announced as Best Original Song.

“I instantly saw myself sitting on my stoop of my studio apartment in New York City on the concrete with my keyboard next to me, trying to figure out how I was going to lug my keyboard again up my walk-up,” she said.

“It’s incredible. This was hard work. And I said it in my speech, and I’ll say it again: ‘If you work hard and you don’t give up, you can do anything.'”

Updated: March 11, 2019 10:50 AM

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