Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lady Gaga’s wheelchair was gold-plated in Dallas
At a shop that makes hot rods.
DALLAS As Little Monsters everywhere know, a hip injury forced Lady Gaga to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way tour shortly after her January 29 concert at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Gaga has since had surgery to repair the injury, which, she said, she hid from her staff until the pain got so bad that she couldn’t walk.
Never one to miss an opportunity for an audacious fashion statement, the 26-year-old pop star is getting around these days in a custom-made, gold-plated wheelchair, The Daily Beast reports. The chair, with a tufted, black leather seat and a removable canopy, was designed by Ken Borochov, a New York fashion artist. (Among his other celebrity clients known for their elegant, refined taste are Kanye West and Nikki Minaj.)
But Dallas played its small role, too, in creating the the two-wheeled Gagamobile. The Daily Beast quotes Borochov as saying the wheelchair was gold-plated “in Dallas at a customizing car factory that does hot rods and stuff.” The parts were later assembled at Regal Roadsters in Madison, Wisc.
This may not be a Lone Star first. There’s a chance, isn’t there, that at least part of the meat dress came from Texas beef?