After getting over my shock at seeing how downright fabulous Stephanie Seymour (she’s 40!) and Naomi Campbell (38) looked on the Western themed Hermes Spring 2009 runway, my attention finally turned to the shoes.
Although I couldn’t see much of a tie-in between the Western theme and these art deco shoes by Pierre Hardy, I’m a fan of the Hermes scarf ring-like shoes – I wonder, can a Hermes scarf be threaded in between the rings? And while I like the narrow platform, I suspect that the height of the heel and the shifting sand runway doesn’t make these models’ job easy to walk in.
More than any other fashion house, Hermes is known for their exotics. It’s appropriate that these shoes come in lizard skin as well.
Finally, is this the beginning of the Western motif and Hermes equestrian roots coming into play? Sure, these aren’t riding boots, but I love a versatile slouchy/tall flat boot.
And no cowboy theme would be complete with blue jeans. But I have to wonder, was Jean Paul Gaultier inspired by Katie Holmes when he jumped on the rolled up jean trend?