Alexander McQueen Mini Armadillo Shoes


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The Alexander McQueen "armadillo" shoe ornament, $25; back-ordered at the Met.

The footwear that put the fashion flock into a veritable frenzy when it took the runway in October 2009 can now be yours—sort of.

Alexander McQueen’s now-famed “armadillo” shoes, part of his Spring 2010 Plato’s Atlantis collection, measure 12 inches high and caused more than one top model to refuse to walk in the fashion show out of concern for the safety of their ankles. (Naturally, McQueen devotees like Daphne Guinness and Lady Gaga, who wore the shoes in her "Bad Romance" video, were undeterred.)

But if walking in the massive shoes might put off the average heels wearer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art—which, if you somehow haven’t heard, is currently exhibiting “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”—offers a more innocuous version of the armadillos: a 4-inch-high ornament of the shoe in its gift shop, Refinery 29 reports.

Naturally, it’s back-ordered. At just $25, how can you pass up a bit of shoe history?

In related news, check out Lady Gaga's miniature wardrobe.




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