The fashion industry is one that never fails to captivate the attention of the public, especially when it comes to couture collections.
On January 25th, the eyes of the internet were fixed on the shows of Viktor & Rolf and Haider Ackermann, both of which showcased unique and innovative approaches to fashion.
The night concluded with a Valentino show, which, unfortunately, ended up being the subject of criticism for one particular aspect of its presentation.
Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino collection was a feast for the eyes, with bright colors, lavish decorations, and an abundance of rhinestones.
However, one aspect of the show caused concern among internet users, and that was the footwear.
In the past, models have fallen on the runway due to uncomfortable shoes, and the recent Valentino show was no exception.
58-year-old Kristen McMenamy, known for her androgynous style, appeared on the runway in a dress covered in rhinestones and metallic flowers, paired with shoes that caused her discomfort.
At one point during the show, McMenamy stumbled and fell on the runway.
The experienced model quickly regained her composure and, rather than allowing the uncomfortable shoes to ruin her moment, she simply took them off and threw them away.
This act of resilience and determination elicited praise from internet users, with comments like “Why can’t Pierpaolo make more comfortable shoes for his models?” and “Kristen is just an icon.
Well done. This is how it should be done with everything that brings discomfort in life” being shared widely.
In conclusion, the Valentino show was a showcase of stunning fashion and creative designs.
However, it was also a reminder that comfort should not be overlooked in the pursuit of fashion.
Designers need to take into consideration the well-being of their models and ensure that their shoes, as well as their garments, are comfortable to wear.
Fashion is meant to be enjoyed and worn, not suffered through, and designers need to remember that.