Battle of the Otherworldly Shoes: McQueen vs. Ricci

Alexander McQueen showed a rather curious, over-the-top theatrical presentation in Paris yesterday, with lips the size of craters and a runway littered in trash. Topping it off were the outrageous disco-ball-like platforms, which brought on some strange deja-shoe (sorry). Had we not seen this type of impossibly high, ultra-glittery, torture-type device earlier, at Olivier's (supposed) last collection for Nina Ricci? One look at the shiny silver things and we first feared for the models' well-being, then for our own future in footwear. We'd like to see Theyskens or McQueen walk a mile in our shoes for a day. But which pair is more precarious? Before you make the call, keep in mind that Olivier's pair supposedly has an "invisible" stiletto that steadies your strut, despite the fact that we can't seem to find a photo showing off this magical heel anywhere.
Above: A shimmery sole shaker from Ricci, Its rivaling contender from McQueen (images via

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