Alexander McQueen Embossed Leather Ankle Boots, $1468 via Matches
Sometimes I think that I could fill an entire daily blog just with posts about Alexander McQueen. When I heard that Kate Middleton would likely be wearing McQueen the afternoon before last week’s royal wedding, I ditched my decision to skip the nuptials and instead stayed up all night to see the dress. McQueen’s death is the only “celebrity” passing that has ever brought me to tears, and if it weren’t for him, I probably wouldn’t love fashion enough to make a career out of it. If you’ve been visiting these parts for a while, you already know all of this, so I apologize for repeating myself. But when runway masterpieces like the Alexander McQueen Embossed Leather Ankle Boots make it to retail, it only makes me appreciate the man and the company that he left behind all the more.
Unfortunately, the most directional and off-the-wall runway footwear often doesn’t make it to mass production, but because McQueen’s customers expect and crave the brand’s eccentricities, shoes like these booties get made and the world is a slightly more interesting place. It’s a testament to the company’s footwear designers that they found a way to make a black bootie, something that we’ve all seen done hundreds of times over the past few seasons, feel new and fresh. As with any other McQueen product, the details here are perfect, from the embossed leather to the snub-nose metal toe. Buy through Matches for $1468.