I’m shocked to be saying this, but I think Chloë Sevigny’s shoes for Opening Ceremony were so much better than the ones the ethereal, imaginative Mulleavy sisters have produced. It’s ironic, as Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte is my favorite shoe collab of all time. Clearly, those twisted, industrial heels and otherworldly straps were all Kirkwood.
Rodarte’s footwork for Opening Ceremony is anything but bewitching. To accompany their collection of Victorian-inspired gowns, swishy peplum tops, and slashed maxi skirts, Kate and Laura had wallpaper-worthy prints on the agenda.
I would wear the crochet-covered patent-leather bootie, a textural black that’s in keeping with the line’s vintage vibe, but the others – lotuses and peonies on canvas and a sedated illustrative pattern – don’t do it for me. Especially the dowdy T-strap, courtesy of that two-timing plaid print. I’ll leave my feet to Kirkwood (and maybe even a Chloë-designed, wooden-heeled platform once in a blue moon!), as I prefer my Rodarte prints on my bum. What do you guys think? Snob or slob?
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Floral High Heel Booties at ShopBop for $528.
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Strappy Square Toe Pumps at ShopBop for $458.
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Crochet Lace Up Booties at ShopBop for $608.
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Print High Heel Booties at ShopBop for $528.