The Latest From Paris: 12-Inch Heels

Alexander McQueen creates a stir with his towering shoes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 10:54 AM CDT
Models present creations by British fashion designer Alexander McQueen for his Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2010 fashion collection, presented in Paris Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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(Newser) – Alexander McQueen’s collection, inspired by Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species, had quite a few avant garde elements when it was unveiled last night in Paris—think shaved eyebrows, gills painted on temples, and devil-horn-shaped hair—but the shoes took the cake. The crystal-studded creations, part shoe and part boot, measure a towering 12 inches, the Daily Mail reports. View the pictures at left.