If designer Olivier Theyskens died tomorrow, he’d be remembered for these shoes…
Designer Olivier Theyskens, that romantic looking fellow with sleek dark locks and brooding brown eyes, has been seen lolling about Paris. He’s unemployed, supposedly fired from Nina Ricci after showing his last goth collection (Fall ’09), replete with Elvira collars and fitted noir.
Since I like the guy, secretly crushing on him as one would fantasize about a musketeer, I began doing an informal survey of who actually dared to wear his sky high platforms, seen above and below. Our good witch version of Cruella, Daphne Guinness, wears them a lot, always in black. And Martin Cohn– a muse for designers Frank Tell and threeASFOUR– currently owns a couple pairs in black and red. He wore his black ones out with Tell’s leather leggings to the Half Gallery a couple weeks ago. “They’re so comfortable!” He tells me, balancing back and forth. Jealousy courses through my veins, but Martin reassures me. “There’s still a pair left from Nina Ricci in hot pink!” At almost two thousand a pop, I’d prefer purple.
But what of dear Theyskens popping up in bars on the Left Bank after Ricci found his collections perhaps too subversive? Rumor has it that Chris Burch, the ex husband of Tory Burch — creator of the fugliest shoes on planet earth– will join forces with Theyskens in early 2010 to launch a shoe line. I’d call that the best revenge! Diva bitch shoes for us all!!
Stomp out mass market soccer mom Tory Burch style with new versions of these!