Style On Trial: Givenchy’s Black Spazzolato feather shoes

Feather_shoesWe’ve spoken before of our reservations concerning feathers. In simple terms, we prefer them on birds. Live ones, that is. When they’re not attached to birds? Well, we find them a little bit creepy, to be honest. It’s not a fashion thing: it’s one of those totally inexplicable phobia things, and we have absolutely no idea where it came from, but we do know it makes us ill-qualified to stand in judgment on these Givenchy Spazzolato shoes. We just can’t be unbiased when all we can think of is those icky feathers brushing against our bare ankles, but we have a sneaking suspicion that, feather phobia aside, they may be really quite beautiful, with the right outfit.

Are we right? Are these shoes “heavenly”, as Zappos say, or do you prefer not to wear feathers on your feet, thanks very much?

13 Comments

  • December 22, 2008

    gokarm

    I have no feather phobia, so I think they are darling! Such a whimsical play on the usually rigid Black and White palette.

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  • December 22, 2008

    Mousy

    I think they’re lovely, but I bet those feathers would tickle your feet!

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  • December 22, 2008

    Daisy

    I love them in all their craziness!!

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  • December 22, 2008

    Evelyn

    Wouldn’t they spruce up a french maid costume nicely?

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  • December 22, 2008

    hotstuff

    i like em

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  • December 22, 2008

    anamika

    i adore them, but i wish they were in satin or suede instead of the kind of tough looking leather.

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  • December 22, 2008

    DesignerElla

    Looovvvveeeeee them!
    And so original!

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  • December 23, 2008

    JC

    Nasty

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  • December 23, 2008

    Belle

    Um… Yeah, no. The feathers look silly and tacky to me.

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  • December 23, 2008

    Minx GlamourModel

    these are the first things
    with feathers that i`ve seen
    that i would actually wear .
    minx,
    xoxo .

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  • December 24, 2008

    Froggie

    Absolutely gorgeous. Very sexy shoes. Reasonably demure sillouette, but the feathers give them this delightful burlesque-ish vibe.

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  • December 27, 2008

    feike

    I think these are lovely, although I wish they had a closed toe.
    Otherwise I quite like feathers on certain hats. But that’s usually the only place on human clothing where they fit.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I like them, even though they remind me of an ostrich…I think they’d look good with a nice, neutral colored top, dark jeasn and black jacket…
    I agree, Animika!

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