SIR Elton John gave his recent charity ball an eccentric Lady GaGa-style makeover after she agreed to perform at the event - transforming the glamorous venue into a creepy mental asylum.
The Poker Face hitmaker agreed to sing at the annual White Tie and Tiara Ball, which took place at Sir Elton's estate in Windsor, England on Thursday (24Jun10) to benefit his AIDS charity.
And Sir Elton instructed his designers to create a weird and wonderful theme for the event in Gaga's honour, which saw drinks served in medical beakers by waiting staff sporting head bandages and black eyes.
A vintage ambulance was parked outside and muted screams were played as guests, including Kate Beckinsale, Jon Bon Jovi and Kid Rock, entered. Actors also dangled from trees wearing white straight jackets, while the audience was ushered past a fake pet cemetery on their way to dinner.
Simon Prytherch, from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, tells Britain's OK! magazine, "We took the theme from the fact that we had Lady Gaga performing. We wanted to create something that was all about a wonderful, elegant summer garden party but was also a bit eccentric - where the guests are not sure whether it's being held in a run-down stately home or an asylum."