As featured on Refinery 29 via Glamour, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld recalled the (functioning) light bulb shoes of Pre-Fall 2008 by debuting another illuminated shoe at the Fall 2011 Couture Show in Paris.
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The light bulb shoes pictured above are stunning in their whimsical and clever design, and the fact that they can actually illuminate illustrates that light up shoes have no age limit—but how does the wattage of the light bulb shoe compare to the wattage of the flashlight shoe?
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Chanel’s flashlight shoes quite literally lit up the Paris runway as they glowed on seemingly floating pairs of feet in the darkness. The bright shoes were in high contrast with the dark muted tones of the collection, but were perfectly paired with the luminous neon facade of the Place Vendôme which appropriately featured a figure of Coco Chanel on top the replica Vendôme column.
Lightbulb or flashlight or both? The lightbulb shoe is undeniably charming in its statement making heel and matching metallic platform, but the flashlight shoe subtly embeds its incandescent secret within the platform of a classically shaped pump. If light up shoes are showing up on couture runways, here’s to hoping this trend will catch on and illuminate a lot more feet for an inventive and cheeky take on footwear that is as eye catching as it is practical (and fun)!
(Source: Refinery 29)