In the wake of news that Kanye West has cancelled his Paris Fashion Week runway show (for Kim, maybe?) comes the rapper-turned-designer’s sophomore collab with Giuseppe Zanotti. So how exactly does one follow up a pair of $6,000 pearly caviar-beaded knitted open-toe stiletto bootie-things? With a pair that looks nothing like them, thank goodness.
The second style created in collaboration with Zanotti is called “Cruel Summer” after Kanye’s brand-spankin’-new collaborative album, and it’s a bit more classic: the all-white ultra-high stilettos boast a Grecian-style leaf motif, echoing the album’s cover art. The serpentine, inward slope of the heel makes me wonder if these are even walkable, but given Kim’s undying love (lust?) for whatever Kanye creates, we know she’ll sure as hell try. No word on when they’ll hit stores or how much they’ll cost, but our guess is it’s well into the four-figure range.
See you never, Cruel Summer stilettos.
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