Images via Vogue.com
Reviewing a set of Alexander McQueen runway shoes is kind of beside the point, isn’t it? Sarah Burton hasn’t missed a single beat since McQueen’s death, and his tradition of sculptural, vertiginous shoes lives on for Alexander McQueen Spring 2012. Like Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld and Riccardo Tisci, Burton was also feeling inspired by the sea and the beauty of nature, and her take was as intricate and impressive as ever.
What’s interesting about McQueen’s runway shoes, above and beyond those of other major brands, is that they can’t be mixed and matched with other outfits in the collection. They’re all painstakingly tied to the clothes for which they were made, which is part of what makes a McQueen show so mesmerizing. Retail renditions of a few of these shoes will surely pop up in the next few months, and I can’t wait to see them. Hell, I can hardly stop looking at these photos.