BULLETT questionnaire

Noritaka Tatehana Goes Gaga for the Lady on the BULLETT Questionnaire

BULLETT questionnaire

Noritaka Tatehana Goes Gaga for the Lady on the BULLETT Questionnaire

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Noritaka Tatehana is the man behind Lady Gaga’s controversial “heelless” platforms. The 25-year-old Tokyo native, who started making shoes at the tender age of 15, began mastering the craft while studying traditional kimono dyeing techniques in one of Japan’s most respectable art colleges. Having peppered much of Gaga’s canon—the Alejandro videoRolling Stone‘s June 2010 cover, and, most recently, the illustration for Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys New York)—with his inimitable designs, we wanted to know who exactly inspires the ever-so-sweet shoe designer. (Spoiler alert: We found out.)