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The Man Behind Gaga's Shoes

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Noritaka Tatehana designs massive platforms for Lady Gaga, including the heel-less shoes she tripped in earlier this year. Is there a downside to all the attention he's been getting ever since he started working with Ms. Germanotta? Says Tatehana, “The hardest part is getting all of these emails from 15 year-old Lady Gaga fans. They tell me they love my shoes but can’t afford them, so they ask me to just send them a pair. I don’t know what to say to them." [Racked National]