posted by: designer in Alexander McQueen Shoes on December 8th, 2010
Typically, because I am very, very short, I stay away from ballet flats. They tend to make me look even shorter and a little stumpy around the leg area, which is definitely not a good look for me. However, Alexander McQueen could make me a fan of anything. His designs are going to live on forever in his memory, in my (not so) humble opinion, and one reason is because of his daring aesthetic. Even now, his skull inspired shoes – like his Skull Flat in Black/White ($297 at Zappos) – are still all the rage, and form the central accent for any number of his shoes.
I’m a little morbid sometimes, which may go a long way toward explaining why I think these are awesome. It probably also explains why I love Alexander McQueen so much. I especially like the fact that the background is white, while the skull motif is black. That makes all the little skulls stand out much more, plus black on white is seen far less frequently than white on black.
They feature an almond shaped toe, which I love. It’s the perfect combination of rounded and pointy. There is a tie at the back of the shoe, and it actually features several little silver skulls itself. You can’t go wrong with black, white, and silver – and the bow gives the flat a feminine edge that offsets the rather hardcore aspect of the skull detailing.
What I have noticed with ballet flats is that people either love them or hate them. On which side of the line do you fall? Do you think they’re flattering for everyone, or only for certain body types?