Archive for the ‘Pierre Hardy’ Category
The $1540 Skyline shoe we wrote about before is an edgy, wondrous feat of architecture. I see it as icy, dignified, avant-garde, elegant.
So I never pictured it styled with a very punk-looking gal with a pixie cut, wearing a sorta-houndstoothy tank top and a see-through skirt!
But it works, especially with edgy jewelry to mirror the shoes.
You can still get your Skyline shoe at Pierre Hardy stores.
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Ladies, allow me to present to you the Pierre Hardy Fur Moc Wedge ($1,575 at Barneys). If you need a moment, please take it; I’ll wait. I had to take several myself. Are we ready? Great. So, I cannot decide if I think these are fabulous or full of dreckitude – which is one of the reasons I love Pierre Hardy in the first place. Say what you will about the brand, but the shoes in the collection are always innovative. Whatever else you might say about these wedges, you definitely have to admit that.
Hardy claims to employ sleek lines in the shoes in the collection, and the aesthetic is both sensual and out there. (more…)
I’m intrigued by strange beautiful shoes that speak to the illusion, the fantasy worlds that shoes can create, tiny little microcosms of shape, fabric, construction enshrouding your feet in mystery. Pierre Hardy is a designer who truly does that for me, going beyond pretty or elegant to bring attention to your gorgeous feet while also playing with hiding them, which isn’t that the most seductive?
I mean, what is this shoe, a reenactment of Where the Wild Things Are in shoe form or Monet’s Giverny garden topped by Basquiat’s crown? Pierre Hardy makes shoes that are the stuff of dreams.
And what is this, a ballpoint pen or a sleek black gun from a Bond film that can transform into a dagger, or is it an architectural sendup to Frank Gehry? Surely it’s not a shoe, because I can’t imagine that’s its only function.
This beauty speaks volumes to me, making me think of David Lynch’s film Blue Velvet instantaneously, and the soft-fabric-meets-hard-lines is a fantastic contrast.
I was a bit disappointed by Hardy’s shoes for the Gap, but it’s the Gap, so they were simple flats and platform sandals. I don’t know what I was expecting.
Someday, I swear I will own a pair of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s wild Balenciaga shoes, which sometimes reach that level of creating fantasy and strange shapes, especially in the case of the grey leather and rubber boot below. And I will learn to walk in them properly. My favorites from the previous season may someday be on sale online, but I’m not holding my breath since you seldom find them on sale. To look back at our post on wild Balenciaga shoes for Spring 2009, go here.
What are your favorite wild shoes? McQueen’s amber heeled high boots?
Marc Jacobs for Vuitton’s strangely attractive Native American feathered tasseled cutouts?
Scherer Gonzalez’ clear floral platforms?
Sometimes, I see the world through the lens of shoes, and that lens is definitely dreamy and rose-colored. But it’s just that great shoes transport you to another world where things aren’t so black and white! I’m on the lookout for the next impractically beautiful Pierre Hardy!
One of my favorite things about fashion week are the celebrity looks off the runway. For NY Fashion Week Spring 2009, we saw…
Jennifer Lopez at the Oscar de la Renta show. J Lo wore fall 2008 Alexander McQueen bejeweled pumps featuring a 4.5 inch heel and jeweled, silk vamp. The shoes are available at the Alexander McQueen online website for $995.
At Michael Kors Spring 2009, Blake Lively from Gossip Girls was decked in, what else, head to toe Michael Kors. The lattice A dress is available at Netaporter while Michael Kors’ patent ‘Candi’ double ankle strap pumps are at Zappos.
Lindsay Lohan arrived at the Samantha Ronson show in these hot blue Chloe peeptoes, which are selling at Saks (for forest green only) for $585.
Mary Kate Olsen loves the knee high, bondage, gladiator inspired look (seen in Chanel here). So it came as no surprise that Mary-Kate wore these Spring 2008 Givenchys at the DVF fashion show.
Finally, Nicole Richie was rocking these suede with zipper pull Pierre Hardy pumps. They are 675 euros at Luisaviaroma.