AMQ_Amradillo-50 Image via Christie's

The shoes are part of Christie's July Handbags & Accessories sale which begins today and ends on 23rd July. As well as three new pairs of the Armadillo shoes, which were handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin, the sale will include Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton pieces.

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The boots were first debuted at McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 Plato's Atlantis show, which envisioned a world entirely under water. Famously, one model refused to wear the shoes which created the illusion the model was walking en pointe. The show took place in the same year McQueen passed away, with only 21 pairs made for the collection, which were believed to have been priced between £2 500-6 500.

Lady Gaga in Bad Romance video wearing Armadillo boots Image via Huffington Post Lady Gaga in Bad Romance video wearing Armadillo boots
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The sensational shoes were worn by McQueen fan Lady Gaga in her Bad Romance video.

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