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The Shoes At Céline Were Very, Very Strange

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So. Céline showed some weird shoes for spring. Weird, furry shoes. Um, okay. What better way to combine the frumpiness of fluffy novelty bed slippers with the acute discomfort of 4" heels?

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There were also shoes in beige leather that had realistic-looking molded, pedicured toes. Reminiscent of the famous Comme des Garçons trompe l'oeil toe shoes or those Schiaparelli gloves (where the "nails" were actually red snakeskin appliqués), and also reminiscent of those God-awful Vibram shoes with their articulated toes, only, you know, creepier and more expensive. I wonder if they come in other skin colors or just white? Photos of these and other weird-looking shoes promptly blew up my Instagram — these shots are via Italian Grazia editor Ilaria Norsa and the stylist Tom Van Dorpe.

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Illustration for article titled The Shoes At Céline Were Very, Very Strange

There were also furry Birkenstock-style sandals, fur-lined Birkenstock-style sandals, and God knows what else. Somehow, we don't see this attempt at shoe trend-setting from Céline proving as popular as the widely imitated glitter shoes Miu Miu started a few seasons back.

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DISCUSSION

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Rooo sez BISH PLZ

I had trouble in getting to Solla Céline,

As her shoes were the strangest that I'd ever seen.

There's a fear that you'd be a good target to stalk;

You're a Much Better Target when you cannot walk.

The designer seemed bent on shoes shaped by Seuss words,

Crossing Sneetches and Whos with a friend of Big Bird's,

To describe them to friends I thought "Yes! I need verse!"

'Cause if I just share what I saw they'll shriek "Your sight's much worse!"

So don't worry 'bout getting to Solla Sollew,

You can't stand in those things, let 'lone trek someplace new,

And so when the designer asks "What would you choose?"

There's no doubt. Do please start with "We need some new shoes."

[with thanks to Jenna and Esmeralda for, um, inspiration, and apologies to the divine Dr. Seuss]