Take a big shoebox, $1,000, add a serious dose of economic crisis, warholic inspiration, red soles and you get? Christian Louboutin Barneys Trash Shoes! (oh, your change – $5!)
Not to be taken lightly, the Trash Shoes top any Pamela Anderson-Vivienne Westwood coop, it’s the ultimate pop declaration you could ever make! Sky high stilettos, iconic Louboutins red soles, all that glitter and selected materials, each shoe is unique and you can find it chez Barneys NY. Derelictious, aren’t they? (the story continues right after the jump!)
But did you know that the unique shoes from the ‘Trash’ series, in addition to python skin and/or more precious materials, they were actually made of trash found around Louboutin’s atelier? Leftover sequins and fabric, postage stamps and thread? Sure, it’s a walking contradiction as trash, conscious and python skin sound like a match made in the hot depths of style hell, but as long as they’re red-soled, they’ll get by with their 4-figure price tag.
Actually the shoes were so successful, a men line was created in 2012, with a similar tag (around $900 – the heel reduction in this case comes with a price reduction as well?) and produced also by piling up a good amount of trash, pressing it, waving the Louboutin wand and sculpting yet another trash-y bestseller!
See also: Who’s wearing Louboutin’s Trash shoes!
(note for the true crisis budget fashionista: there’s no harm in painting your soles red with nail polish, just like Louboutin originally did and glue pieces of magazines/newspapers on your favorite pumps/slingback! Add some glitter to the soup and you can wear your own trash!)