The Louis Vuitton Beauty Pumps have been controversial since their debut on the Fall/Winter 2010 runway in Paris earlier this year, just as I’m sure Marc Jacobs intended. One camp sees them as silly and matronly while the other prefers to think of them as inventive and unique in fashion’s current landscape, and I happen to be a part of that second group.
Stilettos aren’t going anywhere, of course, but it’s always nice to have a new shape and silhouette to add to the shoe landscape. The combination of a velvet upper and crystal-encrusted heel only makes this shoe more appealing in any color.
These shoes are probably geared more toward grown women than girls in my age range (mid-20s), but that’s not necessarily a criticism. Fully functioning adults buy shoes too, and a lot of them, and I hope that I’m chic and discerning enough to wear these shoes and pull off this look in a couple of decades. If I am, I’ll be a happy woman indeed. Available through Louis Vuitton stores only for $1420.