Footwear or artwork? From McQueen to Louboutin, designers have all tried to defy gravity with the bizarre, beautiful, and completely ridiculous concept shoe.
There is one accessory that strikes fear in the hearts of models worldwide – the concept shoe. From Naomi Campbell’s infamous fall at the 1993 Vivienne Westwood Anglomania show, to supermodels Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly and Sasha Pivovarova all refusing to wear Alexander McQueen’s reptilian armadillo shoes (and therefore promptly being fired), these abstract works of art have always acted as a source of controversy in the fashion world.
They are the most photographed concept shoe in the world, we have the Alexander McQueen armadillo shoe. Famously worn by Queens of Crazy, Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness, the armadillo shoe instantaneously became a piece of fashion history, not just for its mad design, but also for its appearance in the Atlantis collection, one of McQueen’s last before his sudden death in 2010.
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