I’ve long been an admirer of Christian Lacroix creations, especially shoe-wise: they’re usually funky, fresh, creating that much-need rush of blood to the head as in “hey, that’s pretty cool!” reaction. To me, this is the go-to guy when you need something over-the-top: he does it well, but with refinement. At the Paris show he pretty much had only two shoes he had his models strut in (one shown here from two perspectives):
I guess the message is clear: shiny goes with everything! More gold! More snakeskin!!! But above all, gimme metals and beads and sparkles–I wanna SHINE!
And hey, I’m down with that–every once in a while.