No, that’s not a typo. Some might call this an eighties revival, but I’m thoroughly repulsed by this drunken cocktail of electric-blue suede, spotted elaphe skin, and gratuitous folds and spikes. It’s a shame – suede and elaphe are usually two elements I love in an outlandish shoe. The initial structure isn’t so bad: a simple peep-toe bootie style that now makes for an early summer classic.
But classic Daniele Michetti’s shoe is not. What’s with that insane pile of junk covering the top? It looks like a giant, demented butterfly came to its sad end on your blue ankle boot. It’s too bad Nicholas Kirkwood, or another designer with his gracefully wild touch, hadn’t taken this number into his masterful hands – we might be looking at a shoe that’s crazy-good, not certifiably nuts. Not even appropriate for drunken Mardi Gras reveling. On Luisa Via Roma for $1,523.