Alright, I’m potentially about to commit a serious fashion crime: I’m about to insult Celine. I simply can’t hold it in anymore. I’ve read Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, etc., etc., etc., for months, just waiting for these shoes to disappear.

I thought maybe I could close my eyes and they’d be gone. Guys, it’s not working.

When these shoes marched down the runway at Celine’s Spring 2013 show, I remained oddly calm. “The runways are always pretty crazy and avant-garde,” I told myself, “They won’t show up much after this. Right?”

WRONG. They’re in basically every fashion spread EVER this spring.

Now, don’t go thinking I’m close-minded or uninspired or a basher of creativity or whatever. Because Celine also walked these babies at the show too, and I happen to think they’re FABULOUS:


They make a statement. They’re whimsical and silly. But they’re not too in your face, and actually, they’re probably pretty flattering to the leg. Not so with the Big Bird shoes above. The models may as well have walked around outside trying to find huge birds to squash onto their feet before the show. And they only distract from Celine designer Phoebe Philo’s strong-yet-sophisticated clothing!

Oh, and did I mention there were FURRY SANDALS too?! Check it out below. What do you think? Are these shoes high art, or a spring season disaster?

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P.S. I guess some people agree with me… I found some pretty awesome spoofs:

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Kate Foster

NYC-based writer. Beauty Assistant at Seventeen Magazine.