Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
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Alexander McQueen Exceeds Expectations, Is From Future, Has Greatest Shoes Imaginable

HOLY JESUSHoly bananas, the Alexander McQueen show in Paris. (Go look at all those pictures of shoes right now! And here are the clothes.) An eagle-eyed reader notes that the particular shoe above quite resembles the "Ellie" award statue of the American Society of Magazine Editors. Did you know? Wikipedia says "in the magazine world, they are roughly equivalent to the Pulitzer Prizes," which is not in any way true. ALSO I WANT TO BE FROM THE SPACE-FUTURE NOW. This is the DEATH KNELL OF THE HANDBAG. Purses are so pre-9/11. Shoes are the only symbol to have. Also, there is nothing for men to wear. It is awful.

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mathnet (#27)

Hi are they elephants or anteaters?

(LOVE THEM)

Dickdogfood (#650)

They are glitter-punk Joe Camels.

HiredGoons (#603)

Ziggy Stardust & The Crustaceans from Mars

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mathnet (#27)

OK, the snakeskin ones. Is she walking toward me, or away from me??

He stole the feet from those creatures in the new Titanic-guy movie "Avatar" and made them a million times more fabulotastic.

NinetyNine (#98)

The touring production of Cats is so much more interesting in France.

Bittersweet (#765)

I lurv them, but my ankles already ache in sympathy.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Mcqueen. When do all British guys start looking like that… 45? Its kinda awesome in an Irvine Welsh / Simon Ross / Danny Boyle kind of way. Why can't American men age masculinely without turning into Larry the Cable guy or Lorenzo Llamas? Christ.

saythatscool (#101)

Guy looks like a basement pedo to me. And I am not sure anybody ever intentionally looks like that. It takes a steady diet of Adam Rich pics from the 8 is Enough years combined with about a thousand toads in the hole before you get that creepy.

Shit, look at you in your avatar pic. Fuckin' Yukon Jack! That's masculine.

Abe Sauer (#148)

yeah. i guess on second look he's a little more gone than i thought. i think i just meant the face… just that shaved head, short growth, no product or bullshitting-around haircuts etc. THAT's what i think i meant.

LondonLee (#922)

He's probably going bald, hence the skinhead.

josh_speed (#97)

I'm calling these the J. Alfred Prufrock shoes, because:
I should have been a pair of ragged claws /
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.

LondonLee (#922)

They look like Minotaur's feet. Well, a very flamboyant Minotaur anyway.

atipofthehat (#797)

That's why they so amaze.

So after the array of spaceladies from the future we get the picture of the man himself, and he's like, baggy jeans, a t-shirt, some rumpled oxford, whatever. I say that designers should be forced, forced to design themselves something to wear that goes with the collection, as in, "Dear Alexander, I would enjoy dating one of these spaceladies and their anklephant shoes, but what should I wear? Sincerely, Etc."

YES. It is so fucking OBJECTIONABLE.

p is for pee (#900)

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blily (#1,411)

I only hope we don't have to start wearing the footwear of the future before we can wear the jetpacks of the future.

They should play "Rock Lobster" as these come down the runway.

Abe Sauer (#148)

EVERYONE HAD MATCHING TOWELS!!!!

mathnet (#27)

POINTE FLASHBACK

Can I get some lamb's wool for my brain?

cherrispryte (#444)

These shoes are like a coture burqa.

SemperBufo (#1,849)

Well put. Also, now I want lobster for lunch.

Br. Seamus (#217)

I know I have seen those foot shapes on a cartoon character- Natasha Fatale?

Hez (#147)

But Choire, have you TRIED wearing these shoes? How do you know they're not for you?

LotaLota (#1,703)

The fashion industry has been ripping off fetishwear for forever, it seems. When are they going to start offering accessorized ball gags to go with the shoes?

mcbeachy (#548)

I'm sorry. They are hideous. And most of those shoes look like horse hooves. I weep for any woman who believes otherwise.

BoHan (#29)

Finally, it only took 9 years, but the Dutch have a new clog for the new millenium. BTW, McQueen for Men is awesome, especially the rad sunglasses, but I feel sorry for his women – it's all so Tierry Mugler – I'm am totes having a horrifying Linda Evangelista flashback.

We don't need your pity– he's given us many seasons of excellence, dotted with Medieval maidens and milkmaids. Also they will surely be softened before they hit the stores. Let's go to the rack before we go to pieces.

Scratch that. If they are softened I will be crushed. This stuff is pure McQueen, pure magic.

SemperBufo (#1,849)

I'm not an expert, and they're very Barbarella and so forth, but isn't there something a little misogynistic here too? Not that I want us to go back to the macrame and Earth Shoes® (and no, that was not a compensated product spot, but I'm taking bids).

No. He loves the female form, loves women.

cherrispryte (#444)

Oh hi! Testing things in this dead thread!

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p is for pee (#900)

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