Yves Saint Laurent Palais mohawk pumps: now with added mullet

Or mohawk, as YSL would have us believe. Either way, these are some hairy shoes – and not just because of the 6 inch heels.

These shoes are the perfect example of the truth to be found in the proverb, “less is more”. On their own, they are sexy, classic black high heels with a funky curved platform and a cute almond toe. Yet, somehow, the application of a strip of goat fur to the back of the heel renders them ridiculous. Don’t you think?

The phrase “business in the front, party in the back” has never seemed so apt.

Yves Saint Laurent Palais mohawk suede pumps, £640 from Net-a-Porter.

7 Comments

  • October 1, 2010

    Roz

    is it wrong to like these shoes.. never.. love the quirkyness of them, yet without the fluff, my god! drop dead, sex on heels! – mind you, so they should have that raction for the near equivilent of $2k!

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  • October 1, 2010

    Amee

    Stupid. Mohawks go on heads, not shoes.

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  • October 1, 2010

    Mara Lima

    Why?! Why would someone EVER put hair on shoes?!?! That’s just wrong!

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  • October 2, 2010

    Jane

    Oh for goodness sake. Just reading Justine Picardie’s new bio of Coco Chanel, who believed couturiers tended to make fun of women. Indeed.

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  • October 4, 2010

    EricB

    Oh, it’s Mercurio’s heels!

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  • November 9, 2010

    Cyanilla

    I adore these shoes.Darring, flattering and obnoxious.Suede too.Perfection.Minus the price tag, eh.

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  • November 9, 2010

    Cyanilla

    …They’re available without the mohawk too, but that’s just no fun.

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