The Shoes At Céline Were Very, Very Strange


So. Céline showed some weird shoes for spring. Weird, furry shoes. Um, okay. What better way to combine the frumpiness of fluffy novelty bed slippers with the acute discomfort of 4″ heels?

There were also shoes in beige leather that had realistic-looking molded, pedicured toes. Reminiscent of the famous Comme des Garçons trompe l’oeil toe shoes or those Schiaparelli gloves (where the “nails” were actually red snakeskin appliqués), and also reminiscent of those God-awful Vibram shoes with their articulated toes, only, you know, creepier and more expensive. I wonder if they come in other skin colors or just white? Photos of these and other weird-looking shoes promptly blew up my Instagram — these shots are via Italian Grazia editor Ilaria Norsa and the stylist Tom Van Dorpe.

There were also furry Birkenstock-style sandals, fur-lined Birkenstock-style sandals, and God knows what else. Somehow, we don’t see this attempt at shoe trend-setting from Céline proving as popular as the widely imitated glitter shoes Miu Miu started a few seasons back.

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