Japan inspires Gaga's shoe designer - Article Photos 2/6

FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, U.S. singer Lady Gaga gives a press conference ahead of her showcase concert wearing shoes created by Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Tatehana, who has made more than 20 pairs of shoes for Lady Gaga over the last two years, said he took the traditional "geta" shoes of geishas and made a modern form with his sculptural platforms. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)