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Lady Gaga has people doing double takes once again.

With her skin painted white, the singer, 23, wore hundreds of white pearls glued to her face, legs and body at an amfAR gala in New York City Wednesday.

"I wanted tonight to be special," she told of her out-there look, which included a pearl encrusted bikini, cropped jacket, hat and - oh yeah, platform boots.

Though she appeared very chummy throughout the night with her fellow M.A.C Viva Glam spokesperson Cyndi Lauper, Gaga couldn't help but gush about her other new BFF, Elton John, with whom she performed at the Grammys.

"Oh, performing with Elton at the Grammys was incredible," she told Us. "It was such an experience. I just feel so amazing to know him. He's such an amazing person and artist. It’s just, I’m so thankful. I mean, it was such a positive, affirming experience."

Having worked with everyone from John to Beyonce, who is next on her collaboration list?

"There are so many incredible musicians out there," Gaga told Us. "And the collaboration process just makes your own process richer."