By ELEANOR GOWER
Hole in her dress: Lady Gaga was dressed in typically striking style with a large hole running from the waist to the calf of her floor length black gown at the International Emmy Awards in New York tonight
It was an evening where, for once, she was not supposed to be taking all the limelight.
But Lady Gaga still managed to grab her share of attention at tonight's International Emmy Awards where she presented Nigel Lythgoe with the special Founders Award.
The 28-year-old singer arrived wearing a typically unusual gown featuring a split running from waist to calf, with provided onlookers with a glimpse of her underwear.
Hole in her dress: Lady Gaga showed off her unusual black gown as she presented British producer and TV judge with The Founders Award at the 39th International Emmy Awards tonight in New York Cit
The singer posed with Lythgoe following the ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, which she made a speech praising the producer of American Idol who also is a judge on TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance.
Introducing Lythgoe as her 'favourite producer,' Gaga told the audience that the 62-year-old 'always helped to nurture and foster my crazy ideas, no matter how demographically unfriendly they were.'
The singer has made a number of appearances on Lythgoe's shows in the past few years.
Congratulations: Gaga gives Nigel Lythgoe a kiss on the cheek after she presented him with his award
'I am honoured to be here tonight, and I have shared many laughs with him on the side of the stage in my crazy outfits,' she added.
Lythgoe reciprocated the singer's admiration in his acceptance speech. He said: 'To be presented with this award by Lady Gaga is just astounding.
'She certainly, for my money, is the most creatively talented woman in show business right now.'
Lythgoe is being honoured in recognition of his work as 'a major reality show innovator' as well as for 'his amazingly deep commitment to dance around the world' and for his philanthropic work.
Blue on blue: Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr looked striking in an embroidered blue dress with puffed out blue sheer sleeves, while Alexa Chung stepped out in grey
Black tie: Bones star David Boreanaz and his wife Jaime Bergman stuck to black as they arrived
Rainbow bright: Colombian actress Marcela Mar sported a bright coral and gold gown, while Athena Chu Yan from Hong Kong looked equally bright in lime coloured minidress