Yay! Couture shows where models can potentially break their ankles, legs and spines!
Don’t act like you don’t find it funny/ridiculous/dumb. You do? I personally don’t. As a matter of fact I can feel for them – how embarrassing it must be to take a tumble when you are expected to walk in a fierce, almost panther-like manner while carrying contemporary art on your body.
That’s right. A lot of people find couture elitist, stupidly-expensive and probably unnecessary. However, is buying a piece by Picasso or Monet elitist? It’s a given that it is stupidly-expensive but the price is an accepted fact that no -one seems to question. It is art and it must be appreciated.
But hey – so is couture. Just instead of hanging it in your dining room, you will wear a piece that no one else has. No one. Or of course it may not be wearable, in that case it is an artistic show-piece just like a painting on the wall.
Look at these, for instance. Iris van Herpen‘s latest couture offering scared the life out of me… but I just could not stop looking at it. Perhaps because I really wanted to see if the warms will eat the model. There, I said it.
After McQueen’s crab shoe, it seems that weird footwear is forming a pattern in the couture world. Jan Taminiau introduced some different ideas in his Spring-Summer 2012 couture show. Would I try it on? Yes I would. Just to see.
(Images: AP and Getty)