Or Elegandom, if you want. Whatever! Here’s Elie Saab (left) and Valentino (right):
Gray, elegant, shiny, no doubt gorgeous. But also a little…bored. Kinda…done. Don’t get me wrong, I would admire these shoes on someone else (not on myself, I couldn’t walk in these)–but I probably wouldn’t call them revolutionary. But yeah, yeah, they’re nice.
The feeling of recycled intensifies with the Jean-Paul Gaultier collection: sort of sassy, but a sass that has been done before and we know too well: shiny croc prints and buckles, ribbon-tied open-toed oxfords, neon-tights with strappy sandals:
Not terrible, no, noooo. But neither beautiful nor exciting, in my opinion. I think I’ll wait this round. Next, please!