Just one look at these ‘killer’ heels and I have given up any thoughts of talking about its wearability. Even Lady Gaga would not dare wear these even though she works her sky heels quite well (well almost). But when it comes to art for art sake then these ballerina pumps catch the eye almost instantly. This shoe is the creation of none other than Christian Louboutin who has in the past without an exception made us gasp in awe (for some the gasps have been those of revulsion at the absurdity of his creation).
These pumps have been designed to raise money for the English National Ballet. The most striking feature obviously is the eight inch heels. But they are also accompanied by the designer’s trademark red soles (which by the way have inspired a cocktail bar as well!) and have been embellished beautifully with Swarovski crystals. This creation is currently on display at the Shoes For Show – The Sculptural art of High Heels exhibition in Brick Lane, East London.
Also featured at the exhibition are works by British Fashion Awards winner Nicholas Kirkwood, whose shoe collection is christened Alice in Wonderland Heels. The shoes look quite quirky and definitely Wonderland style by being adorned with red roses, silver chains and tiny tea pots. Alexander McQueen’s miniature snakeskin textured heel and Gareth Pugh’s heels worn by Beyoncé in her Run the World (Girls) music video are also on display. These days such bespoke shoes are increasingly being seen as an avenue to display ones artistic whims, especially since many of the celebrities themselves are seen wearing them.