Lady Gaga’s gold wheelchair in New York City.
Photo: Terry’s Diary
Lady Gaga sightings have been scarce since the singer cancelled her tour due to a painful case of synovitis, an inflammation of the joints, and a torn labrum in her hip. We were worried for Mama Monster, but after hearing of her upcoming wedding yesterday, our worry changed to happiness. We’re still relieved, however, to see the singer out and about in New York City, photographed by her bud Terry Richardson. Gaga looks her usual glamorous self, although she certainly doesn’t look excited to be confined to a wheelchair. What a fabulous wheelchair it is, though. We assumed that Gags wouldn’t be caught dead in a regular, hospital issue chair, but even we’re a little surprised by how lux her medical device turned accessory is. Crafted out of tufted leather and bright yellow gold, the wheelchair is like something we imagine a little king being confined to in old time-y England (think Colin Craven in The Secret Garden, we’re partial to the Francis Ford Coppola version from the 90’s, ourselves). Only the best for the queen of the Little Monsters, am I right? UPDATE: We’ve received an exclusive scoop from the chair’s designer, Ken Borochov, that he was commissioned specifically by Lady Gaga herself to design the wheelchair. Ken is the creative force behind MORDEKAI, and has designed pieces for Mama Monster in the past, but nonetheless, he was still surprised to get the call. “I certainly wasn’t expecting that phone call and have never done a wheelchair but am always up for a challenge and was thrilled to create what I affectionately dubbed the Chariot, a chair fit only for a queen,” Ken said in an official statement. Get all the deets on the Chariot, and Gaga’s accompanying look, after the jump!
Logically, Ken looked first to a throne for his inspiration. He then fashioned the Chariot from tufted calf leather, inspired by classic motorcycle jackets, adding a removable leather canopy that we REALLY want to get a look at. The wheels and hardware are 24-Karat gold plated. Maybe the craziest detail of all of this, the whole business had to be completed in a single week! Well done, Ken Borochov, well done.
In Terry’s photos, Gaga is wrapped in a custom pale pink gown and Mathieu Mirano jacket, which is falling open to reveal a pair of pointed toe creepers. Turns out, you’ll soon be able to buy Gaga’s dress from Waldrip, and we’re totally into it. No injury can keep Gaga’s nail game down, either. Pale-colored stiletto nail bring the whole look together, as well as her yellow blond, very Brigitte Bardot hair style.
What do you think of Lady Gaga’s Gold wheelchair?