NY Runway: Shoe of the Day

Nicholas Kirkwood broke the mold again with his heels for Rodarte.


Nicholas Kirkwood wedges for Rodarte spring '11 runway

Photo By Kyle Ericksen

Nicholas Kirkwood again broke the mold, literally, with his hand-crafted, towering gilded wedges and carved sandals for Rodarte. Embossed gold leather straps adorn this custom-designed wedge featuring sculpted carvings at the heel. Worn with sheer socks and paired with a shimmering golden one-strap gown, the overall impression is of a Byzantine-era goddess icon, yet made very modern with layered draping and serious platforms. The footwear, which will be available immediately for a limited run, promise to be the talk of the spring season.