Dior shoes worn by Marion Cotillard at the Bike In Style challenge winner announcement and awards ceremony at the LVMH Tower Magic Room on June 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Will Ragozzino/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marion Cotillard (Getty Images)more pics »Earlier this week, French actress Marion Cotillard attended the Bike In Style event in New York wearing a demure Christian Dior skirt suit with a decidedly out-there pair of Dior shoes. The $1600 strappy sandals would be appropriate by anyone's standards, were it not for the figurines holding up the heel. Fertility goddesses.
When these shoes first debuted on the runway, there was an understandable flutter in the fashion world - isn't a shoe that effectively puts the weight of an entire body on religious and cultural iconography a bit offensive?
At the Dior price tag, at least there are very few people out there who can afford to stomp all over the gods.