While many singers would opt for a comfy outfit -- a sweatsuit, perhaps -- for a routine day at the studio, attention-loving Lady Gaga went all out while visiting Milan's Mi Officine Meccaniche Recording Studios today.

The over-the-top performer sported a gothic all-black ensemble consisting of a strong-shoulder dress that plunged down to there and split up to there, along with a leather hat, lace veil, Coke-bottle sunglasses and a pair of debilitating heels with, well, no heel at all.

The towering sculptural pumps, most likely from Gaga's favorite shoe designer, Noritaka Tatehana, feature a platform base around 6 inches high, as well as a zippered back and studded heel-less sole that forces Gaga to balance all of her weight on the ball of her foot.