I need to go to a holiday party, so I’m taking these babies out first 😀
Gianvito Rossi FW14 Style 20140 in PVC, Patent Black and Nude Leather
^Picture credit: Barneys New York
I finally gave in to the PVC hype. Most people will look at this style and be reminded of Christian Louboutin‘s “Un Bout” from the SS12 collection. However, it was NOT CL that created this shoe, but rather Gianvito Rossi an entire year earlier in SS11, originally in black suede. Of course, it was not widely sought after, unlike CL’s which was at the peak of the brand’s fame. At that time, sure it looked kinda cool with the illusion of just wearing a point, but I was not ready to pay hundreds of dollars for PVC which will likely yellow over time and make my feet all sweaty!
Nonetheless, there was something about this style that maintained its allure for me. So with the FW sales, I was able to get these for about 50% off, which makes everything justifiable (right… lol). Seriously though, I wanted to purchase something “graphic” to pair with my new Roland Mouret “Timarcha” dress and these shoes were perfect (see here for outfit pix)! Thanks for letting me share 😀
^I love the in-built triangular rubber tip at the point of the outsole! Saves me a trip to the cobbler and helps to prevent the tip from wearing down.