“The first thing I really wanted to do was to design shoes for showgirls, because at the end of the day, you know, a showgirl is…is like a bird of paradise. It’s a woman, but it’s a representation of a bird, basically.” -Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin’s sky high heels were further elevated by Carrie Bradshaw’s willingness to max out her credit cards to feed her addiction. But Mr. L doesn’t actually wear the 5 inch heels he’s known for. He wears sneakers.
Can you really know what a showgirl needs if you’ve never walked in her shoes?
And if you’re not a showgirl, what’s out there for walking around freely in venues other than nightclubs?
Glory Chen is designed for stepping into a room confidently, without fear of falling into the buffet.
Fashion is first designed for theatrics, then diluted to what the market can bear and the masses can wear. Kate Spade has figured out both by channeling Audrey Hepburn glamor.
Martinez Valero and Stuart Weitzman offer heels that keep us closer to the ground without sacrificing glamor.
Living a Balanced Life in Dangerous Shoes
Mary Wagner’s essays have been described as bedtime tales for grownups.
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