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Noritaka Tatehana: The Designer Behind Lady Gaga's Stylish Shoes

Lady Gaga is a fashion icon of a different kind.

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From plastic bubbles to a raw meat outfit, she seems to be willing to wear anything, as long as it is eye-popping.

She prefers insanely high-platform shoes, which she even performs with, occasionally.

Those shoes were created by 26-year-old Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana.

The young Japanese designer pitched his Geisha-wear inspired designs in an email to Gaga's stylist.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Yuri Kageyama, business reporter for the Associated Press in Tokyo, about
Tatehana's sculptural boots.

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    Lady Gaga wearing Noritaka Tatehana shoes at the MTV Video Music Aid Japan in June 2011. (Photo: REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

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    Lady Gaga wearing Noritaka Tatehana shoes at the MTV Video Music Aid Japan in June 2011. (Photo: REUTERS/Toru Hanai)