If you’re a fashion obsessive and have never been to ShowStudio.com, you should really check it out. They do one feature in particular that I find particularly fascinating, as a person that spends her days contemplating the finer details of shoes and handbags, one piece at a time. It’s called Object Fetishism, and in it, the site’s contributors take a look at particularly outstanding fashion objects from the most recent season and contemplate how they came to be and what they mean in the larger contexts of style and art.
The most recent edition to Object Fetishism is a video on the origins and inspiration behind the Alexander McQueen Angel Booties, pictured above. The video isn’t embeddable, but watching it on ShowStudio’s site is more than worth the click. In it, a young British gentlemen succinctly explains all of the thought and work that went into a single, exquisite pair of shoes from McQueen’s last collection. If ever there were a stark reminder of what the fashion community lost in the designer’s death, this would be it.
Click here to watch the video, and then let us know what you think in the comments.
Hat tip to my friend John Wallace for sending this my way.