Jul 28, 2015

Lady Gaga's Fiance Bought Her $295,000 Worth of Alexander McQueen Shoes From Christie's

Lady Gaga in a nude bodysuit with three pairs of Alexander McQueen armadillo boots. “Long Live McQueen. Look monsters, we got a sign of love from the beyond,” she wrote. Photo: @ladygaga/Instagram

Aside from the models contractually obligated to wear Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots down the runway, Lady Gaga was one of the only women who was brave enough to take them for a spin in real life. Now, years after the shoes made their catwalk debut and their original designer passed away, the singer has gotten her hands on three more pairs. The British design house recently put three pairs of the claw heels up for auction from July 14 to 23 at Christie’s New York. Hosted online, profits from the bidding are being donated to UNICEF’s relief efforts in Nepal following the recent earthquake. Collectively, the shoes fetched $295,000, far exceeding expectations of an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 each.

Christie’s and Alexander McQueen both announced the successful conclusion of the sale on their Instagrams, but neither revealed the purchaser at the time. But now it’s been revealed that Mother Monster herself has added to her collection, thanks to fiancĂ© Taylor Kinney.
Lady Gaga in the boots that were handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin. Photo: @ladygaga/Instagram

“When a gift comes to you from Heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancĂ© ever,” she shared on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself in a nude onesie zipping up the 12-inch heels that were made as showpieces by McQueen.

Lady Gaga placing the boots in a display case. Photo: @ladygaga/Instagram