Archive for the ‘John Galliano Shoes’ Category
A friend of ShoeBlog’s wrote:
Please, please advise how and where I could buy the recently shown John Galliano Runway shoes [Fall 2009]. I attach photos of the ones that I am interested in.
While we were unable to help Leyla – the official response from Galliano’s staff is that the shoes were not produced to be sold and were only for the runway, we don’t want Leyla to walk away shoe-less. So how about these delectable delights from John Galliano’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection. They are on sale for over 50% at Yoox, too!
John Galliano Red Ankle Strap Platforms; On sale $276 at Yoox in red and black
John Galliano Satin Pink Platforms with Orange Appliques; On sale at Yoox in lavendar, white, or black for $315
John Galliano Blue Snakeskin (even though it looks like denim) Pump with Bow Detailing; On sale at Yoox in blue or black for $248
John Galliano Black Pump with ruched detailing; On sale at Yoox for $148!
I won’t bother to reiterate my love for John Galliano all over again. This wasn’t even one of my favorite of his collections. But it was for sure one of the most interesting to show up on the runways for the entire Fall 2009 season. Russian folklore and art nouveau and gauzy, icy eccentricity.
And the shoes? Well, it’s not so often that you see pompoms and wood and metallic leather in combination, is it?
And if you’d like a close-up on a couple of those vertiginous heels…
Keeping it interesting, John. Always keeping it interesting.
I always think it’s fitting that Paris Fashion Week is the one that rounds out the ready-to-wear collections. Because they always live up to their reputation for fashion creativity, those French designers.
This year is no exception.
Most obviously, we’ve seen the insane 11 inch, heel-less (or functional heel-less) Nina Ricci shoes. But the other designers have stood up and brought their A games.
Olivier Theyskens wasn’t the only one playing around with fetish footwear inspirations. His Nina Ricci designs are clearly related to shoes like these:
But the A. F. Vandevorst shoes also seem to be taking a hoof-shod page from pony style fetish shoes.
The Anne Valérie Hash show brought us basket-weaving gone glam.
Rick Owens showed a parade of wild boots that sprouted voluminous bunches of fabric and leather, and that, to my great surprise, actually worked. Like, to the point that I want a pair of these boots.
A couple designers thus far have shown us—gasp!—flats. Yohji Yamamoto, whose footwear I can’t say I cared for one little bit…
… and Dai Fujiwara at Issey Miyake, whose footwear I’m more than a little bit in love with.
But does it come as any sort of surprise at all that my favorite shoes of Paris Fashion Week thus far belong to the Christian Dior show and the amazingly creative brain of the one and only Mr. John Galliano? It really shouldn’t. I think I always love his shoes best. I think it’s in my contract somewhere. My contract for existing.
But really, look at these lovely, ornate, fanciful things. Look at the heel detailing and the strap detailing and the ties around the ankle and… well… let’s just say I won’t be breaking my Galliano pattern this season.
Each fashion season, it’s always fun for me to see what the designers do to that shoe part called the heel. Paris Fashion Week tends to bring out the most beautiful and sometimes the most outlandish heels of all the fashion shows and Paris Spring 2009 was no exception. Here’s a quick retrospective of the heels. Which were your favorite?
John Galliano swirly metallic platform shoe
Alexander McQueen amber heel and tornado heel
Miu Miu and the painted wedge with burlap sack bow heel
Lanvin bejeweled heel
Chanel duster heel
Stella McCartney clear chunky heel
Dior fertility goddess heels
YSL and the wireframe heels
My personal favorite was the YSL wireframe heel above.
Photos from Style.com
My love for John Galliano has been well documented on this blog. It is eternal and undying.
And it is here in full force again for his Fall 2008 Dior Couture collection from the Paris runways.
How can you not love the dramatic bravura of clothing like this?
The shoes are just as dramatic, though I don’t find them as beautiful as some of his other footwear creations have been in the past, and I don’t think their creativity is at the same level as the clothing in this collection.
But I’ll let you be the judge.