The singer was invited to the Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York to accept the Fashion Icon Award when this mishap occurred. But that did not seem to have affected Gaga, as she was heard praising Mugler's designs in her award acceptance speech. She later told the crowd that she was very nervous and still did not believe that she was invited to such a prestigious event.
Gaga, who was accompanied by her sister, also said that it had always been her dream to buy the Mugler vintage archive and she had been saving money from a long time to do so. She added that the Mugler designs were her definition of fashion. She later thanked the crowd for believing in her.