Fashion

Extreme Heels

See which celebs and stylistas are taking the trend to extreme heights


Extreme Heels
See which celebs and stylistas are taking the trend to extreme heights

Madonna


 
Madonna

Extreme Games
Buh-bye ballet flats. Later, loafers. Practical pumps are so last season. This spring it’s all about shapely shoes. From skyscraper platforms to superheroic stilettos, the catwalks were festooned with gravity-defying designs. And for those most adventurous famous faces, extreme heels are the only way to rock the red carpet. Get inspired by the celebs and stylistas who are taking on the trend, but fair warning: these wearable works of art are not for the faint of heart…or arch!
Aya McMillan

Madonna


 
Madonna


Photos: Anthea Simms (runway) and Madonna courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Her Madgesty, Madonna sports Louis Vuitton’s tribal-inspired stilettos.

Gwyneth Paltrow


 
Gwyneth Paltrow


Photo: George Pimentel

Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent turns on the red carpet in towering heels led to what’s become known as ‘the Gwyneth effect’ – a rush of customer interest in shoes with 7 inch heels.

Mary Kate Olsen & Nicole Richie


 
Mary Kate Olsen & Nicole Richie


Photos: Anthea Simms

Mary Kate Olsen (pictured with Nicole Richie) shows off her gams in Givenchy’s gladiators.

Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes


 
Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes


Photos: Anthea Simms

Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes has us pistol-whipped impressed in Chanel’s killer heels.

Model Chanel Iman


 
Model Chanel Iman


Photos: Anthea Simms

Model Chanel Iman plays with a punky look in spiked peep-toes.

Emmy Rossum


 
Emmy Rossum


Photos: Anthea Simms

Actress Emmy Rossum rocks a super strappy pair.

Zoe Kravitz


 
Zoe Kravitz


Photos: Anthea Simms

Zoe Kravitz (aka Lenny’s kid) favours Stella McCartney’s vertiginous platforms.

Julianne Moore


 
Julianne Moore


Photos: Anthea Simms

Former FLARE cover girl Julianne Moore masters Marc Jacobs’ backwards heels.

Victoria Beckham


 
Victoria Beckham

Last but not least, our favourite shoe extremista: Victoria Beckham strutting in Christian Louboutin for Rodarte’s tough-chic shoes.

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