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From Gaga's Golden Wheelchair to Demi's Bedazzled Boot: How Stars Nurse Injuries — Stylishly

03/13/2013 at 03:14 PM ET

Lady Gaga gold wheelchairKen Borochov/Splash News Online

If you thought Lady Gaga would be recovering from her hip surgery like any other citizen — well, you obviously haven’t been paying enough attention.

After laying low for a few weeks to recover, the perpetually surprising singer rolled out her latest accessory — literally. She wheeled out of her N.Y.C. hotel (see the pic here) in a 24-karat gold-plated wheelchair created for her by jewelry designer Ken Borochov from Mordekai, whom she’d previously tapped to create a gold claw for her fragrance launch.

The chair features a tufted leather seat and a removable canopy, which is why Borochov said in a statement, “I was thrilled to create what I affectionately dubbed the Chariot, a chair fit only for a queen.”

Demi Lovato bootGeorge Pimentel/Getty

Though Gaga considers herself a trailblazer, she’s not the first star this year to make a style statement out of her injury.

At the 2013 Oscars in February, Kristen Stewart added a pair of crutches to her Reem Acra gown, then completed the avant-garde look by wearing one Bloch flat on her injured foot and a Jimmy Choo heel on the other.

Demi Lovato bootSnappers/ZUMA

And Demi Lovato refused to let her cast keep her from looking cute last month, bedazzling it with funky studs to really dress the look up for London Fashion Week.

Tell us: What do you think of Gaga’s latest look?

–Alex Apatoff


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diddy on

this girl can do whatever she wants with her money. if she wants to feel good by buying a nice looking wheelchair, then why cant she? she legitimately needs to be in a wheelchair, and she earned the money! until you give up ALL of your worldly possessions and give your hard earned money to the less fortunate, you have no room to judge whatsoever. if you are reading this and typing a comment on a computer, you have more than enough to help these people you are talking about. not to mention, last year alone she gave MILLIONS to charity, which you will probably never earn in your miserable life. so look in your own backyard before you start tossing sh*t in other peoples.

JC on

Most people have to cut corners to afford meds and more often than not, are behind on medical bills…then you have this chic rubbing her riches in people’s faces by being toted around in a 24k gold plated wheelchair complete with leather canopy. Yes, this is what we idolize as a society. Real classy.

catey on

so wasteful.

Achilles on

Whoa diddy, you sure told them lol

Ivixen on

Sounds like Obama needs to hit up Gaga to pay for the White House tours for kids. She seems to have plenty of cash to go around.

CAM on

Meanwhile, in Africa…….

Amanda on

There are people that can’t afford cancer treatments for themselves or thier children, or even just basic care for themselves. This woman spent god knows what on a wheel chair. Sell the damn thing and buy 50 regular ones and give them to the crippled homeless vets who have no where to go. Jerk.

Genevieve on

It may be karat for the Kardashian but it’s carat People…
It’s so tacky but honestly, i’m not really surprised. I guess you have to spend your money somewhere.

Amanda on

To me, it has nothing to do with how much she spent on that chair as opposed to how much she gives charity. I have no idea whether Lady Gaga donates to charity or not, and if so how much. What bothers me is the significance of it, or, in other words, the fact that IT’S A FRICKIN WHEELCHAIR. Something millions of handicapped and/or sick people need in order to have any quality of life! This has got to be one of the greatest displays of frivolity I have ever seen. The fact that people would defend this says a lot about our culture and the world we live in. I wonder if reactions would be the same if she had bathed a plate of food in gold just because she can. The significance is pretty much the same. It’s as if she’s saying ‘Look everybody, see this thing people need to survive or live with dignity but can’t always afford? Well I have it in solid gold!’ It’s not about how much money she may or may not donate, doing so does not giver her a free pass to be inconsiderate.


It’s HER money so let her spent it. She was a struggling artist and she worked her butt off to get to the top. Let her enjoy her money. And apparently, this wheelchair cost around $5000 and that is a lot. BUT, if your married I’m sure you have a ring costing somewhere in the thousands and it shows your a hypocrite because that one ring could have bought 100′s of people food or meds. It may sound dumb but what many of you are looking at this wheelchair in disgust, I’m sure people in Africa look at your “diamond” in disgust.

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