The Alexander McQueen label continues to produce elegant, edgy, and occasionally, over-the-top shoes.
The prior McQueen shoes we have seen this spring have been firmly in the over-the-top category; what better descriptive comes to mind when looking at these gilt-adorned wedges?
However, the same basic, flowing, lines we saw on the McQueen sculptural wedges have been reduced to the bare essentials to produce a darkly-elegant court shoe:
These are, in a word: Lovely.
They are the spiritual, goth, cousin to Prada’s 2007/08′s flowered stiletto heel … which are, incidentally, among my own most-prized shoe acquisitions to date (And a lucky thing, too. Back then I thought $600 was outrageous for a designer shoe. My, how things change).
And, while the $1675 price tag on these is a bit more than I have currently allowed myself to spend on any individual shoe purchase, it is a distinctly more affordable option for those who may be in the market for a 2011 McQueen shoe under the $3k+ price tag we’ve seen on related styles this year.