Monday, January 25, 2010
High and mighty: Models put their foot down
Models have put their foot down with a catwalk boycott of excessive high heels based on safety. Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly and Sasha Pivovarova have rebelled against wearing the latest 12in platforms and refused to take part in Alexander McQueen's latest show. McQueen's latest stilt-like creations known as "armadillos" are three inches higher than the Vivienne Westwood platforms that toppled Naomi Campbell in 1994, but the lobster-claw shaped shoes are so high that models were concerned they might not leave the catwalk with their ankles or reputations intact. The move has support from fellow shoe designer Emma Hope.