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Christian Siriano Fall 2010 Shoes

Stomp!


We figured we'd give the shoes their own post. Princess loves his shoes and he's had some success as a shoe designer with his Payless line, so we thought a shoe-specific post would be the best way to highlight them. Scroll down, assess, and see what we had to say at the bottom.







We liked (if not loved) his collection, but kittens, we really can't applaud such a derivative set of footwear. Some nice designs, but we've seen a lot of these shoes before.


[Photos: Getty Images]



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72 comments:

I agree, I've seen these before. however, I really hope the shoes with the ribbon-like decorations get translated into a payless shoe!

Keep up the good work TLo!


honesty.not.pc

I like the shoes, they do remind me of Paris. You are right though I have seen them before.

But if I am going to be looking at shoes I have seen before I would rather look at these cute ones rather than Chanel gun heels or horse hooves (may he rest in peace).


I love Miss Siriano with the heat of a thousand white-hot ruffled suns, but really, all I can see is the scrape/rugburn on that last model's knee. Ouch.


I like the last ribbon shoes but with a bit less ribbon touching the ground - I'd want to wear them more than once.


i like the 2 at the top, but the rest are bleh.


OMG! Siriano didn't reinvent the shoe.

Thank heavens he isn't doing those hoof/lobster claw fetish wear obscenities anymore.


I haven't paid enough attention to women's shoes to say that I've seen these before. he's all about reinventing the heel, which has been done.

As Tlo said in a post a while back, there's only so many ways to reinvent the shoe.

to me, these seem costumey, but look nice enough, particularly the boots. I'm sure there will be a flock of customers waiting to get their claws on these.

I like filigree, but not so much on shoes.


Loved the shoes, eso . Ribbon ones. Gorgeous boots.


Seen them before, but they're nice and may not lose as much in the translation to Payless.


"Shoes" like this just make me laugh.


"Thank heavens he isn't doing those hoof/lobster claw fetish wear obscenities anymore."

I'm pretty sure you are talking about Alexander McQueen, I don't think Christian Siriano has made shoes like that. Yet.


Btw I kind of like these. Nothing new, but I think they are still kind of great.


I love every single pair of heels up there and want them in my closet at this very moment.


Did you just call us asses? Oh, it's assess. Sorry.


Can't say I hate them, but I don't really love them either. I especially don't love those weird gladiator stiletto/leg warmer look. What's more distracting? The ashy feet/legs all around, and lack of pedi on the last model!


Siriano's Spring 2010 Payless Shoe Collection to compare and contrast his latest!

http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2009/09/christian-siriano-payless-spring-2010.html


The whole collection is derivative. And it looks like the last model on the left skinned her knee walking in those shoes. Poor things need hazard pay.


Can't say I am a fan. They all look rather cheap. As if they had already been manufactured by Payless.


I loathe them. They sum up everything that is bad about the fashion industry.


yes yes, very fancy. When I first started seeing whimsical shoes, it was exciting. Now it feels annoying.


Seen them before? So what? What haven't we seen before, when it comes to shoes? The only truly original shoes in many years were those hideous things McQueen had in his line last year, and real women aren't about to wear those monstrosities, anyway.

They're pretty, for the most part, and I love the rococo touches. And I happen to be woman, who might actually buy some of these, unlike T-Lo.


of course you have. he's a copy cat.


Really, people? I defy anyone to show me some new shoes that are 1) fashionable, 2) salable, and 3) non-derivative. Simply because people have *yawn* seen these before (like that's such a crime) doesn't mean they're bad.

For the record, me likey.


I agree their derivative (as is his collection posted earlier). And that pair in the second row, on the left, is a recipe for snapped ankles if ever I've seen one. But I think that whole stiletto reinforcement idea is pretty funny. It reminds me of those little details they put on Victorian houses.

Though as much as I dislike the whole open-toed bot trend, I actually do like those sandal boots. I think those are the strongest pair in his collection. They're kind-of Super Hero-y.

--GothamTomato


They're pretty, but I can't imagine wearing them for more than 10 minutes.


Not that I could walk three steps in them, but I love the beribboned ones.


This is why my shoe closet is filled with a huge variety of nothing but flats.


I apologize, on behalf of everyone with a penis, for the the shear thought of putting women in these medieval torture devices.

Really. I do. However, notwithstanding the last pair with the ribbon detail - FABU!


Ultimately these shoe threads make me feel inadequate. I couldn't even stand up, let alone walk, in these.


They kind of look like wall brackets for mounting shelves...


These all look old and stuffy to me.

Look around you, Christian-- the only women willing to suffer such shoes anymore are the hoochiest of hoochie mamas. Perhaps it's fitting that you design for Payless.


As GT pointed out, the Victorian stiletto reinforcements are an interesting touch. But how about this? Simply adding this embellishment to classic styles i.e., black pumps, peep-toe, etc.

Inspired by pre-existing styles of footwear or not, they're all fun, but a bit overworked. I really liked the gladiator sandal boot. It made me laugh --- very "Dominatrix" at Halloween Adventure ($39.95).


edina


I love the last ribbons shoes- I think they are fab.
hate the boots- very unflaterring even to a woman who has the greatests legs.
the rest are so so.


I only like the first row and for the "real" world if they are about 2 inches shorter.

Who cares if we've seen similar designs? If you really get down to it EVERYTHING is derivative. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Meh. Heavy and unrefined. I think he was going for gothic-romantic, but instead hit victorian cabinet.

I liked the ribbon shoes until I saw the pictures of the models walking the runway in them. They bear an uncanny resemblance to the "feathers" some horses have growing above their hooves.


Thanks, TLo -- talk about a fast response time! :)

The gladiator sandal-boots look like ass from the side but look rather fierce from the front. And I do like the ruffled one. I can't speak to originality and I have no occasion to ever wear any of these, but for the most part, they made me smile.


The Victorian embellishment comments here are pretty amusing and interesting but I keep thinking of what they did to Howard Roarke's designs in "The Fountainhead"!

Actually the shoes with the frippery supporting the stiletto made me think of the corner decorations on an antique screen door. Somehow I don't think that's what Christian had in mind.

BrianB


Yep, seen 'em before and they were ugly the first time.


i'm not dorothy gale

I'll be glad when the unwearable shoes go off trend. One only needs to look at the 75% off sales in department stores to see that the cruel shoes remain.


bouleversement

Did anyone else look at #4 and immediately think of these:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_A/SsyyMOLKJ1I/AAAAAAABQbE/4HhSSLZ-KVk/s400/AlexanderMcQueen%2BSpring%2B2010%2BShoes%2B8.jpg ?


I think the top four are really pretty, but those shinguard-boots look cheap and boring.


I agree, it's so derivative it almost looks like the Zara knock-offs of the runaways styles, only that these are knock-offs of the Zara knock-offs of a couple of seasons back.
-Don


Meh.

But Good LORD some of those models need to wear stockings....
Does no one wear pantyhose anymore?


Yes bouleversement, I did!


Nude pantyhose? In a runway? Are you kidding? That's so out it may even be ready for a come back any time soon.


Hooker cum steampunk. Ugh.


I want my two inch fat heel from the early 70's back.

Pretty shoes I can scuff my heels in.


yes, its true, we have seen a lot of these shoes before...

On strippers!

stripper heals + home depot accents = these shoes...

I am a cobbler by trade and i'm hoping that the heels (on the stilettos at least) are metal and not urethane, or there are gonna be some very angry women carrying around their brand new shoes with a heel broken off...


Uh.Glee.


Those shoes in the 3rd pair remind me a lot of some of the shoes in Gianni Versace's "bondage" collection (Fall/Winter 1992).


bouleversement
2/13/10 11:08 PM Did anyone else look at #4 and immediately think of these:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_A/SsyyMOLKJ1I/AAAAAAABQbE/4HhSSLZ-KVk/s400/AlexanderMcQueen%2BSpring%2B2010%2BShoes%2B8.jpg ?

Yes I did but here is some food for thought. Those Alexander McQueen are not available for retail purchase for the average millionaires. If you are Lady Ga Ga then you can get those shoes. PPS's shoe line retails for $250.00 to $750.00. Your average rich person can gain access to and purchase Siriano. Everybody else has to buy at Payless or wait for the Siriano to hit the consignment shops. Funny thing is PPS's stuff is not hitting the consignment shops like say D&G, Gucci or Armani. Like Chanel, women are hoarding and storing Christian Siriano stuff. Until PPS gets a true bridge line like Michael Kors, it will be difficult to find his stuff at moderate to unaffordable yet affordable prices.

TampaBay


I disagree. I love these shoes! Fantastic!!!


Do they come with a gift certificate to redeem with a local podiatrist? Or maybe your HMO requires you to sign a waiver to wear these? Ouchy.


Here's my take. Christian Siriano needs to stop being outrageous for the sake of being outrageous when it comes to his shoes. These look like a rehash of some of the latest collections we've seen from other designers.


TampaBay said...

bouleversement
2/13/10 11:08 PM Did anyone else look at #4 and immediately think of these:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_A/SsyyMOLKJ1I/AAAAAAABQbE/4HhSSLZ-KVk/s400/AlexanderMcQueen%2BSpring%2B2010%2BShoes%2B8.jpg ?

Yes I did but here is some food for thought. Those Alexander McQueen are not available for retail purchase for the average millionaires. If you are Lady Ga Ga then you can get those shoes. PPS's shoe line retails for $250.00 to $750.00. Your average rich person can gain access to and purchase Siriano. Everybody else has to buy at Payless or wait for the Siriano to hit the consignment shops. Funny thing is PPS's stuff is not hitting the consignment shops like say D&G, Gucci or Armani. Like Chanel, women are hoarding and storing Christian Siriano stuff. Until PPS gets a true bridge line like Michael Kors, it will be difficult to find his stuff at moderate to unaffordable yet affordable prices.

TampaBay




That makes some sense as an average consumer but as a designer you're just sending a message that you can't create anything new, you're just reinventing the wheel.


Lent is coming up next week. Wearing any of these shoes should suffice for some mortification of the flesh.


A lot of designers design these accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, etc), specifically for their show. I don't mind a little outrageous on the runway. Plus, it's rare what you see on the runway, are produced straight to retail. It's a show afterall.


edinamonsoon said:

It made me laugh --- very "Dominatrix" at Halloween Adventure ($39.95).


*snort*

Eddie, Eddie; I have to buy you a magnum of Bolly at the next TLounge... you made my afternoon.


I agree with what you said AND-- some of them (particularly the boots) look good from the front but make the model's calves look chunky from the sides. I shudder to think what optical disaster it would impart to mine.


I can't speak to their...derivitivity, but I love the first few pairs. Well done, princess.


The first four were great.
The latter four were strippers.


I like a whimsical heel-- to look at least, if not to wear-- but except for the last pair these just are too heavy-looking to pull it off. Lose the 80% of the platforms and narrow the heels a bit and I think these would have a lot more life and fun to them.


SilverSunStreak

Anyone else notice the scab on the bottom right models knee? Had to be said.


SilverSunStreak

Anyone else notice the scab on the bottom right models knee? Had to be said.


tranny heels...


This would be the perfect time for a young pre-med to become a podiatrist. In 10 years, nobody will be able to walk anymore.


Very disappointing to see him ripping off McQueen and doing it so badly. Was he ever original or was that just more of his posing?


i would love to wear the black ribbon shoes with a little black strapless dress!


WoW...
How can I buy them? Have you got a online service where you can buy with a mastercard?





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