Called Daughters (both the women's and men's versions — go figure), and featuring a traditional Japanese leather-dying technique using organic indigo, the shoes have inherited their genes from their two dads. A miracle of modern science!

Outrageous footwear didn't start with Noritaka Tatehana or Alexander McQueen — crazy awesome shoes have been around for quite a while. Steven Arpad was known for his inventive take on women's footwear, and his designs date back to the 1930s. The striking thing about Arpad's shoes (some of...

If true, teetering in Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana's gravity-defying, heelless wonders might well turn you into a deity. That's pretty much what happened when Lady Gaga famously sported a pair on Japanese TV nearly two years ago, helping propel the pop star to style icon status...

For his first Christmas collection, sold exclusively at Trading Museum Comme des Garçons in Tokyo (November 25 - December 25), Tatehana created just one pair each of five heel-less platforms exclusively in white, silver and crystal. Look closer and you'll see embossed patterns of...

On May 13, Noritaka Tatehana will bring his piece under the hammer, "Art & Fashion Charity Auction" organized by Le Baron de Paris in Tokyo, Minami Aoyama. Noritaka Tatehana on the auction: "I believe this charity event will also do to extend our support by multitudes of artists and...

Still, I had to seize the one opportunity to walk in a pair of Noritaka Tatehana shoes and walk I did - well, I teetered three metres down the Comme des Garcons Trading Museum store in Gyre where I met Tatehana. I was petrified at first but once I took a few more steps and got used to...

She wore a Thierry Mugler gown and Noritaka Tatehana "Lady Mary" heels. 2. The Kardashians are at it again. They are serious about looking into opening an Upper East side location of Dash. 3. W Mag wants to rebrand itself. "Fashion's after party" is their new theme to convey a more fun and...

This is the Artisan Collection 2010 by Noritaka Tatehana. Apparently all of the pieces were made by the designer's handwork, and the theme of the collection is Metamorphosis. Unusual styles and textures, and most don't even have a heel (much like the Nina Ricci heel-less platforms). Feast...

Take your Christmas to greater heights with the exclusive capsule collection by Noritaka Tatehana – the Japanese designer behind the heel-less platforms Lady Gaga favours. These statement shoes by the 26-year-old first catapulted to fame when Lady Gaga was photographed in them almost 2 years...

Pretty much anyone (think: Noritaka Tatehana and Franc Fernandez) who designs a piece that Lady G actually decides to walk out of her house in becomes instantly BIG TIME (cue "I've Got the Golden Ticket" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). But, of course you can't JUST stitch a...

 

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