Fashion Faceoff: Elizabeth Hurley vs. Lady Gaga in Versace's 'Safety Pin' Dress

10/03/2012 at 10:55 AM ET

Lady Gaga, Elizabeth HurleyDave Benett/Getty; Photopress/Splash News Online

It takes a bold woman to pull off a dress as daring as Versace’s infamous ‘safety pin’ gown, but if anyone was going to try, of course it would be Lady Gaga.

The singer donned the barely there creation in Milan on Tuesday, 18 years after Elizabeth Hurley first made jaws drop while wearing the dress to the London premiere of Hugh Grant’s Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The black silk and lycra creation plunges at the neckline and has a super-revealing slit, held together at the upper thigh and along the sides with a few golden safety pins. Gaga accessorized the gown with dangling gold earrings and major platform boots, while Hurley went a simpler route, adding hoops, a clutch and basic black heels.

‘That Dress’ (yes, it even has its own Wikipedia page) made Hurley a star — and probably made then-beau Grant very happy. But what will it do for Gaga, aside from drawing comparisons to Hurley? That remains to be seen. Tell us: Who wears the dress best? Vote in our poll below! 


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PurrlGurrl on

Except for the footwear (what was she thinking?), I’d say the dress looks much better on Gaga’s body because she’s more of an hourglass shape than Hurley,

nick on

I think you guys are ridiculous. They are both beautiful women and they both look amazing.. gaga did gain weight. But she looks curvy and beautiful. Ive seen several stars wearing the same outfits but suddenly if gaga wears an outfit 18 YEARS LATER, she is copying people. Get a life people.. she is talented and she wont be fading away anytime soon.

Tiffany on

More and more you realize that Lady Gaga had her time and it’s over. She does anything outrageous to get attention. I don’t think it’s her. It’s something someone has already done. Boring.

YOU Whacka-doo on

Geez, wearing the same dress someone wore 15 years ago is called copying… get a life!! I’m not a huge GaGa fan.. but man, you people are brutal.. no wonder we have to start anti-bullying groups…

Agustina on

Elizabeth Hurley, hands down

astrodel on

They look great in different ways. I’m waiting to see People pit two guys against each other. This article encourages the catty.

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