Paris Fashion Week gets all sorts of wacky
Or, maybe my vision was just fine until I saw pictures from Paris Fashion Week, and now my eyeballs hurt from looking at all the craziness on the catwalks.
Lest you think I'm being overly dramatic, consider the fall footwear at the Nina Ricci show (above). Until now, I had no idea it was possible to mix stiletto bootie, horse hoof and ice skate all into one shoe, if it's still possible to call this a shoe. Click here for more views.
The platforms are essentially stilts, adding about 11 inches to the wearer's height, according to New York magazine. The heels don't even touch the ground, creating a freaky optical illusion. They are regal and ridiculous all at once. But mostly ridiculous. Those runway models have nerves of steel, man.
They better not have allergies, though. If they walked the Givenchy show, they had to endure wearing clothes accessorized by hair that wasn't their own. I'm not sure if it is synthetic or real, but it makes me want to sneeze just looking at it.
The line includes hair sprouting from strappy sandals, blouse necklines and on the rear end of a pencil skirt. An AP writer called the look "a tad repulsive." I can't disagree.
~ Deal Diva Colleen
(Photo: New York, AP)