The fashion world is no stranger to the juxtaposition of the lavishness of high-end mastery and the taboo nature of sex. Marrying the dark and twisted mind of David Lynch with the sensual and sophisticated style of Louboutin, “Fetish” debuted in 2007, an exhibition that perfectly captured the hidden sexual aesthetic behind women in heels. The unwearable shoes with models feet pointed like a ballerina’s were so well received at Paris Fashion Week that the duo created five sets of shoes and five prints to be sold.
With the recent sartorial turn towards all things dangerous — or dangerously chic — Louboutin ran with the idea of “killer shoes”. Pairing weapon-worthy shoe adornment with a girly frock was Elizabeth Banks’ idea of a perfect pairing when she recently wore these golden spiked sandals to the premiere of her new movie Man On A Ledge.