Lady Gaga may have all the biggest designers waiting in the wings to dress her, but even she hasn't been able to get her hands on one of the most exclusive pairs of shoes in the world.
The 29-year-old singer has made no secret of her love for Alexander McQueen creations, and although she was allowed to borrow a pair of the brand's iconic armadillo boots for her Bad Romance music video back in 2010 , she's never quite managed to snap up a pair of her own, and five years down the line, she was still pining after them. That was, until now...
Her fiancé Taylor Kinney — whom she met whilst filming the music video for her hit You and I — has managed to snap up not one, not two but THREE pairs of the iconic heels, of which only 21 were made. That's right, Lady Gaga now owns 15% of the world's most exclusive shoes. Which seems fitting, doesn't it?
And how did Taylor manage to get his hands on such a stellar pre-wedding gift? It's a pretty amazing tale. Fortunately for her husband-to-be, three pairs were up for auction at Christie’s, with the proceeds going to Unicef to benefit the Nepal relief efforts. Knowing how much owning a pair of shoes which are arguably one of Alexander McQueen's most acclaimed designs would mean to his other half, Taylor didn't hesitate when he put in a colossal bid of $295,000 for the lot — equating to almost £200,000 in good old GBP. Yep, this is going to make your next Zara shoe purchase seem *totally* guilt free.
Taking to her Instagram to unveil her gift to her fans, in, you know, a flesh-toned leotard, Gaga captioned the shot: 'When a gift comes to you from Heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancé ever.' What better place for an impromptu photo shoot than your balcony, huh?
In fact, she's so smitten with her new collection of unwalkable booties that she's even penned a homage in V Magazine revealing just how sentimental they are to her. In the piece, she touches on her relationship with McQueen, his lasting impression, and why these shoes, in particular, are so significant to her.
'These shoes are the only tangible piece I have left of our work together,' she writes. Taylor, it looks like you're in the good books for life...