Design House Alexander McQueen British
Designer Alexander McQueen British

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For his 2010 show titled “Plato’s Atlantis,” Alexander McQueen imagined a world in which the seas had risen and humankind was evolving to survive underwater. The collection features fantastical designs that suggest the morphing of our bodies into human-animal hybrids. These signature boots represent a hooflike extension of the wearer’s body and also evoke the graceful arch of a ballerina standing en pointe. Not intended to be commercially produced, the boots were nevertheless designed and crafted with precision. The hand-carved wood platforms provide a base for the ball of the foot, and an additional wooden support built out above the toe facilitates the lifting of the heavy footwear while walking.

"Armadillo", Alexander McQueen (British, founded 1992), snakeskin, leather metal, wood, synthetic, British

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