At 24 years old, I feel as though I’m much too young to be getting married, but like most women, that hasn’t stopped me from pontificating on wedding fashion since the time I was a small child. An episode of Say Yes to the Dress can reel me in like almost no other show of its kind on television, and now that they’re making an Atlanta version? I may never watch anything else, ever again.
Still, I’ve never been terribly attracted to traditional wedding finery. I want something unique and maybe a bit odd at my wedding, and that goes for the dress all the way down to the jewelry. I could see myself wearing the Alaia Cutout Calf Hair Platforms with a retro cocktail-length dress to emphasize my shoes, for instance. When I say I want something different, I mean it, and I’m not attached to the idea of a formal wedding.
These laser-cut booties are so gloriously detailed and intricate that they deserve to be worn to no less important (and heavily photographed) an event as a wedding, not to mention that the combination of the color, material and price point makes them abundantly impractical for any other purpose. Expertly carved calf hair is carefully laid over suede to create the three-dimensional effect that we see above, and porous, pale materials rarely make for long-lasting shoes. For one special day, though, these platforms would be beautiful. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $2375.