Thursday, February 3, 2011

Iconic Fabulosity

I love icons, and I'm not talking about people. Iconic fashion is something that has always inspired me. The Louis Vuitton Monogram, The Chanel 2.55, the Hermes Birkin, the Proenza Schouler PS1, the list goes on and on. As a designer, the prospect of designing an instantly noticable, universal piece of fashion leaves me dumbfounded and lusting for a pad and paper. Only slightly more important than bags, shoes are yet another piece of iconography that designers strive to create year after year.
The Christian Louboutin Pigalle is one of the most iconic, lusted after shoe of all time. Named after the street that houses the Moulan Rouge, the Pigalle features a pointed toe, almost vulgar toe cleavage, and a five inch stiletto {with no platform}, and notoriously sadistic pain. For high heel regulars, a five inch heel is nothing, but it is almost always accompanied by a platform. A five inch heel sans platform is somewhat horrific for walking, and I applaud all who step out in the shoe. I especially love this studded version. Also, Christian Louboutin's signature red sole makes this iconic shoe just that much more iconic.
It would be blasphemous to talk about Iconic footwear without mentioning the Yves Saint Laurent "Tribute" sandal. This shoes has been coppied thousands of times, and it has been remade in dozens of different colors and mediums. This shoes is magical in the foot, and the obscene hight makes legs look miles long. With the birth of the Tribute sandal came the Tribtoo pump...
 {Photo credit-Nordstroms, www.fashionpicks.com}
The Tribtoo is just as Iconic and lusted after as the Tribute. Real houswife of Beverly Hills Kyle wears this shoe in black constantly, and Nene Leakes From Real Houswives Atlanta wore this exact pair in grey leopard pony skin. The black leather is nice, but im plotzing over the pony skin. It's back to school after two snow days, my car was covered in literally two inches of ice...no lie. Who said global warming? STOP LYING TO ME!

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