Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fashion History : Iconic Shoes

As an admirer of shoes and stilettos, it would be a fact that there are thousands of shoes that I personally think looks magnificent and there are several thousands more that affects me and my life. But only a few selected pairs that are so special, it made history of its own.

I selected 4 amazing shoes, made by extraordinary designers that I personally think successfuly changed the history of fashion.

1. Vivienne Westwood's Super Elevated Gillie Shoe

Vivienne Westwood Super Elevated Gillie Shoe
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Remember this nine-inch heel monster? Remember how it almost killed the legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell in her Westwood's runway walk on 1993?

Naomi Campbell fell during Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show
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Remember also what Vivienne Westwood said after the incident happened? "Shoes must have a very high heels and platforms to put women's beauty on a pedestal." Oh Ms. Westwood. Amen to that.

2. Manolo Blahnik's Royal Blue Pumps with Crystal Buckle

Manolo Blahnik Royal Blue Pump 'Hangisi' wit Crystal Buckle
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I'm pretty sure you're all very familiar with this shoe. Especially those who are just as obsessed with Sex and The City as me. Yes, this is the iconic shoe that Big used to propose to Carrie inside their dreamy walk-in closet.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi in Sex and The City The Movie
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Weirdly enough, Mr. Blahnik himself does not like the association of his company with Sex and The City. He told Sunday Telegraph, "If people talk to me about Sex and The City, I get sick.. It becomes too much and I don't feel comfortable." He also added that the company was saved from going bankrupt because of the boom of this particular shoe that he himself called "the stupid satin shoe". Talk about being ungrateful..

But hey, it means that this shoe succesfuly mark down the history by not only making every girls heart melt during the scene on SATC, but also by saving a legendary designer brand.

3. Marc Jacobs Backward Heels

Marc Jacobs Backward Heels
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I remember exactly the moment when I first saw this Ad Campaign of Marc Jacobs with Victoria Beckham in a magazine. I was in awe of how creative and crazy he was, to think that he could design a shoe with a backward heel.

This creation was first introduced on his 2008 Spring/Summer Collection. Back then I was still obsessed about being a shoe designer, so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw it.

Marc Jacobs Backward Heels
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Designwise I'm not really into it but the idea behind it is just spectacular, And I swear after this collection came out, it sparked another trend of heel-free shoes, made famous by my queen, Lady GaGa.

4. Alexander McQueen's Lobster Shoes

Alexander McQueen Lobster Shoe
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For my last pair of legendary shoes I'd like to dedicate to the late Mr. McQueen for one of his last collection, The Plato's Atlantis, with its legendary shoe, the lobster shoe.

Alexander McQueen Lobster Shoes
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This collection was the collaboration between him and my queen, Lady GaGa. No wonder I love the whole collection like crazy. But the most memorable one would definitely be the lobster shoes, or some people may call it the armadillo shoes.

I don't have enough words to describe my fascination towards this masterpiece. As you may noticed, I already made several posts regarding this shoe so I think I have to stop myself right here before I bore you guys out.

So those are the four most legendary shoes that I can think of. Which shoes do you personally think changed the whole world?

You know your world also changed because of these masterpieces..


Adrian FS.

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