Consider them Lady Gaga’s secret weapon.
They were hidden below the singer’s’ periwinkle Valentino haute couture gown at the Golden Globes, which she boldly wore with matching hair. They were a must onstage for the Grammys, where she stomped and belted a rock version of “Shallow.” There they were again at the Critic’s Choice Awards, on display this time via a slit in the strapless blush Calvin Klein dress she wore.
And for the final act, they were on the Oscars red carpet and onstage as she sat at the piano with Bradley Cooper — and also on the star as she walked up to the stage to accept her Academy Award.
Underneath her black duchess satin Brandon Maxwell gown (and enormous 128-carat yellow diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co.), Gaga’s sky-high shoes were completely hidden — but the unshakable confidence they exuded was plain for the world to see.
Lady Gaga in Valentino couture with Giuseppe Zanotti platforms underneath.
The platform may be one of the oldest tricks in the shoe book, but its long history does not dilute the powerful feeling it can create for its wearer. For the 5’1” Gaga, it’s an integral part of the fearless persona she’s created over