Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly e Sasha Pivovarova sono tre famose top model che si sono rifiutate di partecipare alla sfilata del brand McQueen perché proponeva delle scarpe che sembravano quasi un'opera d'arte. La ragione sono le Armadillo di Alexander McQueen, le stesse che ha indossato Lady Gaga nel video di “Bad Romance”.
Quale donna sarebbe disposta ad indossare questi 30 cm rischiando seriamente di slogarsi una caviglia se tutto va bene?
As soon as pictures of Alexander McQueen's terrifying lobster-claw shaped "Armadillo" shoes (Spring 2010) hit the Internet, fashion-savvy bloggers began making guesses about who would be the first to wear them. All ye who guessed Lady Gaga: you are correct.
Over at The Daily Beast, Rebecca Dana declares Alexander McQueen’s so-called “armadillo shoes” the “it” shoe of the season. We’ve written about these 10-inch heels from McQueen’s spring 2010 collection several times here at The Frisky, and while reviews remain mixed, I love them. As Dana confirms, though, I won’t be wearing a pair anytime soon. There are only 21 pairs in existence; they are, wait for it ... $3,900 to $10,000 a pair, depending on style, skin, and embroidery; and they’re pretty much impossible to get unless, of course, you’re Lady Gaga, who wore them in her “Bad Romance” video, or style icon Daphne Guinness. Even if you could get your hands on a pair, whether you could walk in them remains unclear. Staffers at British Vogue blogged their failure to stagger any distance on them, while Guinness proclaims: “They look difficult [to walk in] but they aren’t.” But why are these outrageous, unaffordable, incomprehensible lobster-claw boots the shoe during a recession? As McQueen told The New York Times, “The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today.’’ It only makes sense that women would be enamored with a pair of fantastical shoes they cannot afford to wear. [The Daily Beast]
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