Haute Couture Fashion Week: Perspex heels at Dior
Bill Gaytten's 2012 haute couture collection for Dior was well-received this season and deservedly so as he took on the mammoth task of standing in for the disgraced Galliano. Using sheer layers of fabric that were in some cases almost completely see-through - revealing the 'inner workings' of the garments - he echoed up the same feeling of invisibility and empty space through the use of perspex in his models' heels.
Perspex is a bit of a wonder material in footwear at the moment, having been pulled from its entrenched association with 'stripper shoes' and made into something quite beautiful by so many designers and brands. We love its placement here against lickable high shine patent and classic, almost prim, pump shoes. The ruched fabric shoes shown below have an even more weightless quality to them and support this ghost-like collection perfectly. These were not the show-stealing shoes seen elsewhere, but they still rank among our favourite runway footwear collections from 2012. More like this on the high street, please! [Images: style.com]