Lady Gaga isn’t letting surgery get in the way of her fashion sense.
While the “Born This Way” singer is recovering from a hip operation, she’s getting around on a chic new ride.
In a new photo taken by famed photographer Terry Richardson, the 26-year-old shows off her new 24K gold wheelchair – and now the man behind the design talks to Life & Style.
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"I certainly wasn't expecting that phone call and have never done a wheelchair,” Ken Borochov of Modekai says, “but am always up for a challenge and was thrilled to create what I affectionately dubbed the Chariot."
The inspiration behind it? "It was really important for me to make a chair fit for a queen,” Ken, who made it all happen in a week, tells Life & Style. “Immediately, I said to her stylist it HAS to be 24K gold-plated. I had this whole idea of making it a throne.”
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He adds, “I don't see her in something ordinary. It has to have a cool street-style.”
Well, mission accomplished! Gaga’s new form of transportation is anything but ordinary. Fit with a high back that is able to recline 180 degrees in case Lady Gaga needs a rest, the chair was created with leather portions inspired by a motorcycle jacket and produced in a car factory.
The special spoke rim wheels were ordered from LA, gold-plated in Dallas and assembled in Wisconsin – talk about an all American creation.
It’s not the first time Ken has worked with the starlet. The duo teamed up for her NYC perfume launch and performance at the Guggenheim in NYC in September, where he created the crown she wore. They also worked together for her launch in Paris. He designed another crown for Gaga, which garnered a lot of attention and would later be dubbed “The Claw.”
"I love Lady Gaga. I was a Little Monster from the beginning, and went to her first show at Terminal 5 in NYC when she was just starting out,” Ken gushes to Life & Style. “I've loved her for years!"
In February, the songstress underwent surgery after suffering a concert injury in January. She was forced to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball tour.
But leave it to Gaga to always ride in style – no matter her diagnosis.