When the couture collector and heiress, Daphne Guinness, donned a pair of British designer, Alexander McQueen’s metallic ‘monster shoes’ for a party in New York recently, did she really and truly put her foot in it, style-wise? Or was she just hoping to steal a socking great march on all the other celebrity fashionistas by making one giant step for womankind?
The models who had to teeter along the catwalk in these bizarre creations, made in fibreglass and python, and measuring 12 inches from ankle to sole, at McQueen’s show in Paris last month, were paid, to do so.
Ms Guinness, on the other hand, ordered her own pair custom-made, in metallic-flesh tone leather, and seemingly wore them just for love, as no details of the cost of the fiendish footwear are available.
The monstrous boots were the finishing touch to McQueen’s collection for next spring/summer, inspired by Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.