11 Celebrities Who Wore Unconventional Shoes On The Red Carpet

Wait until you see Lady Gaga's meat footwear.

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Angelina Jolie

Christian Louboutin custom made these heels for Jolie when she attended the 2014 Maleficent photo-call in London. The red carpet-worthy shoes were designed to resemble Maleficent's horns — a cool detail, though likely not the most comfortable to walk in.Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wore her unforgettable meat ensemble to the 2010 VMAs. In a post-show interview with Ellen Degeneres, the singer said her outfit was to protest the military's then "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Tessa Thompson

Thompson brought drama to the 2019 Met Gala with her Haute Couture Chanel dress, platform shoes, and her hair fashioned into a whip. It appears she was ahead of the trend as platform heels recently popped back up on the Spring Summer/2021 runways.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Cara Delevingne

On the red carpet, the model described the 2019 Met Gala's theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, to Vogue as "an expression of your most outrageous." Delevingne embodied her words to the fullest in a Dior Haute Couture rainbow ensemble and matching Swarovski platforms. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker

At the 2011 I Don’t Know How She Does It premiere, Parker channeled her inner lioness and turned the red carpet into a catwalk (pun intended) with her Christian Louboutin paw heels. Kristina Nikishina/Epsilon/Getty Images


At the 2010 BET Awards, Ciara walked on stage while wearing a pair of pumps. If you look closely, you can see the heels of the shoes resembled a spine.Jeff Kravitz/Contributor

Marion Cotillard

The French actress attended the Bike In Style Challenge in 2009 while wearing a sculptural pair of heels from Dior. Upon closer look, you can see the unique design features the shape of a female figure, which was reportedly thought to represent a fertility goddess.Jemal Countess/WireImage

Rita Ora

At the 2016 VMAs, Ora wore an outfit consisting of the fashion trifecta: leather, lace, and feathers. Her Marc Jacobs platform heels gave her a boost in height and helped solidify the look as one of fashion's kookiest moments.Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

Jorja Smith

Smith was on trend in futuristic polka dots at the 2020 Brit Awards. The singer's orange Jean-Paul Gaultier jumpsuit popped against the red carpet, but it was really her matching, ruched boot-meets-heel combo that jumped out to fans.Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Miley Cyrus

The singer and actress has gone through countless style evolutions with her barely-there 2015 VMAs look standing out as an unforgettable moment. Versace custom made her outfit, including the thigh-high metallic silver boots.Jason Merritt/Getty Images


When Rihanna walks on a red carpet, she owns it. The multi-hyphenate showed up to the 2017 Met Gala in a dramatic ruffle Comme des Garçons dress and thigh-high lace-up heels in one of her most avant-garde looks to date. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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