Gaga Rolls In 24k Gold

The superstar is recovering from hip surgery by spinning around in her custom-made new ride.


Lady Gaga loves her outrageous fashion, but this accessory takes the cake.

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.

“It was a real challenge because I only had a one week to create her wheelchair, but when I heard that Lady Gaga loved it I was totally thrilled,” Borochov of luxury brand Mordekai told Celebuzz.

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.

“I was really honored to get the call to build the wheelchair for Lady Gaga and after she approved some sketches I started building it straight away," added Borochov.

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.

Borochov had previously made the performer two crowns, bracelets and a cage that was photographed by famed photog Terry Richardson.

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.”

The designer remained tight-lipped about how much the wheelchair is actually worth, but revealed that he wouldn't mind if it was donated to charity or a museum once the superstar is back on her feet.

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.

Tell us what you think of Lady Gaga’s new gold plated wheelchair -- is it too over-the-top, even for the superstar? Leave your comments below.

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