01/03/2012 11:29 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lady Gaga Heads To Harvard In Glam Black Dress And Huge Net Headpiece

Wondering why Lady Gaga wasn't offering support in person at Nicola Formichetti's Thierry Mugler show at Paris Fashion Week yesterday?

Well, the pop star was spending her Wednesday at Harvard University launching the Born This Way Foundation. In an understated net headpiece.

Photo: AP

The foundation, which will have Gaga's mother Cynthia as its president, has the tag line "Empowering youth. Inspiring bravery." Its mission statement is similarly non specific but outlines the admirable ambition of creating a safe and supportive community where young people can develop and explore as well as providing them with skills and opportunities to achieve their potential.

In the run up to the event Gaga tweeted the following about her and her mum's styling:

"Getting ready for Harvard. Mother is asking me for fashion advice, little does she know I stole her look. #BTWFoundation"

Which has made us think that instead of keeping an eye on what Gaga is wearing we should be heading to the source of her inspiration and following Cynthia instead...

Here's a picture of Gaga sharing her be-hatted presence with a fan in a kitty hood.

Photo: AP