Nail, Yeah! Almond Shapes Make Comeback Thanks To Lady Gaga, Models

Lady Gaga on the runway at the Thierry Mugler Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show in Paris on March 2.
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MOVE IT squares and rounds! There’s a new nail shape clawing its way to the top. Sure, Barbra Streisand rocked the almond look in The Way We Were in 1973 (we like classic movies, so…), but you know how everything old becomes new again. Lady Gaga has been wearing the shape (sometimes sharper than other times) since last year, and now fashion designers are latching on. Mugler’s models, including Gaga, stomped down the runway in Paris with painted and embellished talons that could have doubled as weapons. Meanwhile, Emanuel Ungaro’s models wore classic red polish, and The Blonds’ girls wore glittery nails during Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, respectively.

Score the look by filing the sides of your nails to a soft (or SEVERE) point. If you’re worried that you’ll wind up with some funky, ridge-y key-shaped nail (hey, it happens), go to a pro. Or better yet, have a pro come to you. Why? Because you can! Manicurist Aya Fukuda, who designed Gaga’s talons for her “Born This Way” video makes house (or office, or wherever) calls. We’re putting her in our speed dial—who knows when we’ll have to intimidate someone with the threat of poking their eye out. We kid, we kid. Kinda.

Models on the runway at the Emanuel Ungaro Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear show in Paris on March 7, and at The Blonds Fall 2011 fashion show in New York on Feb. 16.
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+ Is the new almond nail trend cool or creepy?