Lady Gaga Kicks Off New York Fashion WeekMike Coppola/FilmMagic; Larry Busacca/Getty; Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Lady Gaga launched fashion week with a spectacular performance—and a daring new look—at last night’s amFAR charity gala. The pop sensation first wowed the star-studded crowd, which included Heidi Klum, Zoe Saldana and Chloe Sevigny, with her ivory bikini, captain’s hat, towering stiletto boots and her powdered, pearl-encrusted face and body. Then, she hopped atop a rotating white piano and sipped a cup of tea before launching into the blush-inducing lyrics of her song “Future Love.” The singer and newest face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign later returned to the stage to accept an award on behalf of Elton John and David Furnish and was praised by fellow MAC spokesperson Cyndi Lauper for her philanthropic efforts.

Enid Portuguez, with reporting by Nakisha Williams