Onstage to accept for Best International Breakthrough Act, the first of the field-leading three gongs she took home Tuesday at the Brit Awards in London, the masked chanteuse's voice was husky with emotion when she mentioned the late designer.
"Thank you to Lee McQueen," she said, using the lobster-boot-fashioning icon's real first name.
Aside from her tiered outfit and Marie-Antoinette-on-steroids wig, Lady Gaga toned down her scheduled performance of "Poker Face," going without her backup dancers for a more sedate medley of "Telephone" and "Dance in the Dark," which she dedicated to McQueen.
Not that she didn't cry a few tears of happiness, as well...
"I was really excited to win the first two awards. This award means even more to me because I worked so hard on this album for so long," she said upon accepting the Brit for Best International Album for The Fame.
Not to be left out of the fake-hair department was Lily Allen, winner for Best British Female Solo Artist.
"I only wore this wig because I thought it would be hard for the camera men to find me to catch my disappointed face," she joked.
Not quite as gracious (or just wanting to perpetuate the whole naughty-Brit image) was Oasis' Liam Gallagher, who chucked his band's inaugural award for Best Brits Album of the Past 30 Years right into the crowd.
He thanked everyone involved in making (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Except brother Noel, of course.
Here's the complete list of winners from the 2010 Brit Awards:
• International Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga
• International Male Solo Artist: Jay-Z
• International Female Solo Artist: Lady Gaga
• International Breakthrough Act: Lady Gaga
• British Male Solo Artist: Dizzee Rascal
• British Female Solo Artist: Lily Allen
• British Breakthrough Act: JLS
• British Group: Kasabian
• British Album: Lungs, Florence & the Machine
• British Single: "Beat Again," JLS
• Brit Awards Performance of Last 30 Years: Spice Girls, "Wannabe"/"Who Do You Think You Are," 1997
• Brits Album of the Last 30 Years: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
• British Producer: Paul Epworth
• Critics' Choice: Ellie Goulding
• Outstanding Contribution to Music: Robbie Williams
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