For her onscreen debut, The Countess wore this Yohji Yamamoto dress from the '90s. "I just loved how otherworldly it was," costume designer Lou Eyrich said. "And because she's been alive for over 100 years, it had this gothic Victorian feel to it. But then we wanted to modernize it, which is where the body chain and the corset came in."
The Countess arrived to her ménage a quatre draped in nothing more than a few rhinestones and this glamorous veil.
This hand-painted dress from Valerj Pobega is dark and eccentric, just like The Countess.
'90s Countess is the best Countess.
Designed by Project Runway alum Michael Costello, Ryan Murphy wanted a fuchsia dress with a long train to billow in the wind as The Countess strolled around LACMA. The snake embellishments were a last-minute addition from Eyrich, who cut them off a vintage belt just prior to filming.
The Countess' killing glove, fabricated by jewelry designer Michael Schmidt and inspired by Daphne Guinness, features more than 11,000 Swarovski crystals. "I'm so excited to be working in tandem with Swarovski Elements on the creation of this very special glove for Lady Gaga as she slays us all on the new season of American Horror Story: Hotel!" said Schmidt.
Why would anyone be watching the models when The Countess is clearly the queen of the runway?
She only needs a gold corset and pair of matching heels to look divine.
Even The Countess' more modern looks have a vampiric appeal.
This is how you make an entrance at Studio 54.
If you're going to get murdered by The Countess, at least be grateful this BDSM ensemble is the last thing you saw.
It's hard to pull off a plunging, lace-up corset turtleneck dress, and yet...
This dress appears to have a pan flute glued to the front. And we. Are. Living for it!
We don't blame Ramona for falling for The Countess in this ethereal '70s get-up.
We didn't know how much we needed a black-beaded hat until this very moment.
Always accessorize your sexy white trench with tears and smeared mascara for an effortlessly sexy look.
We'd kill to have this camel dress at our next business luncheon. Though, hopefully we wouldn't be discussing the terms of trading mortality for eternity with one's blood-sucking son.
It's hard to believe this all-black beach ensemble was put together at the last minute on set. "We just started throwing stuff on," Eyrich said. "We thought, OK, she's not going to get too flashy and put diamonds on because she's trying to steal this boy. So she needed to be a little incognito."
The Countess' Fashion Rules: Always match your hat to your veil to your lipstick to your dress.
She woke up like this! Even The Countess' getting-ready ensembles are flawless.
The Countess' Halloween costume really isn't too different from her daily attire.
This is what a cold-blooded killer looks like: fabulous!
There might be an evil child growing inside of her, but The Countess' '20s style is heavenly.
Will Drake might be gay, but we understand why he can't resist The Countess in this lace teddy.
The Countess serving Barbra Streisand realness.
This black gown would is so versatile. It's perfect for the red carpet, traipsing around a hotel elevator and comforting your deformed demon child.