Lady Gaga performed in Helsinki’s Hartwall Areena during her recent Monster Ball world tour. During her brief stopover in the capital the star was presented with a double platinum award with a difference for her current album, the Fame Monster. Created by Finnish shoe designer Minna Parikka, the awards came in the form of a pair of high-heeled platinum pumps. ‘The shoes were from my own collection, painted platinum. I was given only three day’s notice but there’s nothing I wouldn't do for Gaga!’ says the celebrated designer. Despite the short timeframe, Parikka also managed to create a unique pair of bondage-style rope sandals as a gift for the singer.
Minna Parikka, Bulevardi 24, 00120 Helsinki, +358 (0)9 667554