Best of all were these skeleton shoes. Dan and Dean Caton have undoubtedly picked up pointers from the legend of McQueen with these fashion fantasies. Especially on these spindly models, the heel of the shoe literally becomes an extention of the spine, and with the tough leather platform front, makes for one hella fierce gothic look, but most importantly, the simplicity of the front of the shoe allows the spinal heel to stand out in statement, and joins the numerous examples (McQueen’s Armadillos amongst them) of when footwear is morphing into a heady world of footitechture.
No doubt a pair will be fast snapped up by another disciple of Lee, Miz GaGalicious, who used bones and skeletal structures in the catsuit she wore at her 2009 AMA performance, and posed with a boney buddy for her ‘shoot with Out Magazine, as it all fits in perfectly with the theatrical death themes of her current album, The Fame Monster. Themes our friend Lee McQueen was of course no stranger too. with so many cross references going on, I wonder who influenced who?