By  on February 8, 2010

One of the hottest talking points of the spring fashion season were those wild Armadillo show boots, inspired—in the words of their creator, Alexander McQueen—by a “vision of a ballerina standing en pointe.” The towering 9.4-inch-heeled python-sheathed beasts were said to deter a number of seasoned models—including Sasha Pivovarova and Natasha Poly—from participating in the designer’s show. But for McQueen, who regards footwear as an integral part of his silhouettes, it was a literal case of “if the shoe doesn’t fit.”


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