Gaga Rolls In 24k Gold
Designer Ken Borochov worked 24/7 to provide the superstar songstress with the ultimate fashion statement while she recovers from hip surgery.
And Gaga is riding in style with her new set of 24k gold wheels.
The one-of -a-kind vintage-inspired chair comes with a black tufted calf leather seat, removable canopy, padded leg rest and even gold plates.
And although it looks like something from Victorian England, the designer wanted to create a rock and roll chariot fit for the new queen of pop.
And it wouldn’t be fit for rock royalty without the golden touch… literally.
“We used 1.5 ounces of pure gold for the chair,” he said. “And I wanted it to be a mix between a chariot and a hot rod. Above all, I wanted it to be comfortable so I used tufted leather seats and added the gold spoke wheels to provide some glamour.”
While Gaga is recouping from going under the knife Feb. 20 to repair a torn labrum in her right hip, her new ride will keep her on the mend in luxury, with a high back and 180 degree recliner.
But his latest assignment was the most demanding because of the tight timeline, he said.
“The chair looks great, but it is very practical and comfortable too,” added Borochov.
“Although I’ve created a piece of art, my main hope is that Lady Gaga really uses it while she is recovering from her surgery.”
And this isn’t the first time the Mother Monster has been seen in a wheelchair. Used to stirring up controversy, she caused outrage among disability groups after she wheeled herself on stage in front of 1,000 people in Sydney, Australia two years ago.
Gaga also made one a main character in the video for her hit song “Paparazzi”, where she was seen wearing a neck brace after being pushed off a balcony by her on-camera beau.
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