Rob Pruitt x Jimmy Choo Will Satisfy The Lisa Frank-Obsessed Fifth Grader In You
October 1, 2012
Rob Pruitt isn’t your ordinary 1980s pop-artist, what with his signature glitter zebra, dégradé color and, well, everything neon, so when we heard he’d be collaborating with Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway of the ultra-glamorous Jimmy Choo label, we just kind of cocked our heads and waited for the beauty. But as it turns out, the iconoclastic humor of Pruitt melded quite nicely with the label’s already festive sensibilities. Case in point: a confetti patent-and-zebra-print glitter wedges, which retail for $1,095 and are sure to make you the center of attention in any room, Anna Dello Russo and her headpieces be damned.
“I think about birds and bees and how they’re attracted to the colourful and architectural audacity of flowers,” Pruitt said of his inspiration for the limited-edition collection. “I use glitter in my artwork in hopes that the viewer will experience the same magnetism toward my artwork that birds and bees experience toward flowers.”
Glitter, indeed. The trippy 18-piece range, which feels a little bit like heaven according to Lisa Frank, is available for pre-order today and it includes everything from a $1,225 jacquard panda bear-motif tote bag to $895 leopard-print boudoir mules with a zebra-print heel, finished with a marabou feather pom-pom, because why the hell not? But the most-wanted piece of the entire limited-edition capsule comes in the form of a devil-panda-shaped minaudière clutch, made with more than 11,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals. The devil, as well as his angelic counterpart, both retail for a hot $15,000 each. Only 12 were made for the collection, and each is signed by the artist so you better scoop yours up quickly.
The entire collection will be in Jimmy Choo boutiques and online in November, if there’s any neon-and-leopard inventory left. For now, click through the slideshow to see our favorite Rob Pruitt x Jimmy Choo picks!
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