What do you wear to perform alongside U2? If you're Lady Gaga, you don a pair of Alexander McQueen Armadillo Boots that are handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin—and that cost a cool couple hundred thousand at auction.
The songstress wore the pumps when she took the stage with Bono and company for a rendition of "Ordinary Love" during the band's performance at New York's Madison Square Garden Sunday night.
The shoes—plus two similar pairs of Alexander McQueens—were a gift from her fiancé, actor Taylor Kinney, who bought all three pairs for $295,000 at a Christie's New York auction last week, reports Footwear News. At the time, Christie's didn't reveal the buyer, but over the weekend, Gaga showed them off to her Instagram followers—with a special thank you in the caption. Yeah, we'd say nearly $300k worth of shoes merits "best fiancé ever" status.
Profits from the auction went to UNICEF, which has earmarked the money to help earthquake victims in Nepal. And thanks in part to Kinney, who stars in the NBC show Chicago Fire, the charity got more than it expected from the sale. According to Footwear News, Christie's thought they'd fetch $10,000 to $15,000 each.