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Before flatforms came the Spice Girls. Before them, disco. And before disco was Salvatore Ferregamo. And before him? The history of the platform shoe is long and storied, and it hasn't always been about fashion.
The sky-high shoe assisted royals in dodging Medieval muck, gave Greek thespians a much-needed boost on stage, and was actually outlawed at a certain point. Take a little trip with us as we walk (and hobble) through the history of the platform shoe. Trust — you'll never look at Litas the same way again.
Illustrations by Isabelle Rancier
Illustrated by Isabelle Rancier
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read