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Lady Gaga and Debbie Harry Have Very Deep Thoughts About Their Shoes

Debbie Harry and Lady Gaga performing together in 2010.

Harper's Bazaar got Lady Gaga to interview Debbie Harry for their September issue, in which they discuss things like hair and shoes (the latter being especially relevant because of the title of Blondie's new song, "China Shoes"). It's no surprise that both women take these conversation topics very seriously, even to the point of tears:

Lady Gaga: Tell me more about "China Shoes." I actually started to cry when I first heard it.

Debbie Harry: You're an artist, and you're feeling things and giving them your own interpretation; we embrace it, and the emotion touches us, and then we apply it to our lives. I mean, even jokingly, you know how women feel about their shoes [laughs]. It becomes very important.

LG: It made me very, very emotional. It reminds me so much of my life, especially when you mention Brooklyn, because I live in Brooklyn. It reminds me of how sometimes I feel that moments in my life are interrupted because I'm so dedicated to my work. I often feel like my shoes are the only part of me that know what I'm doing all the time because they're always with me. There's this one pair of boots that I always wear, and sometimes when I'm so alone in my hotel room, I look at them and I think how they really are the only things in my life that know exactly what I've been through all day.

And while it's fairly normal for women to have an emotional attachment to their shoes, it's quite unusual for them to have intricately similar dye-jobs inspired by the dark side of the moon:

LG: Now, this is a more over-arching question, but are you aware of the tremendous effect you had on women when you dyed the underside of your blonde hair black? Because when I experiment with a different blonde, like I did that very yellow blonde and a teal blonde and a lavender blonde, I put a black root in because of you.

DH: I did it for practical purposes because I was always doing my own hair and I didn't think I could do the back. But I ended up really liking having the back be this sort of dark side of the moon. Because when I was in school, that was one of my nicknames: Moon. It seemed perfect, that here I was with the bright side of the moon and the dark side of the moon.

Which is funny, because Gaga could very well be nicknamed "Moon," too.

Blonde On Blonde: Lady Gaga Interviews Debbie Harry [Harper's Bazaar]

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