Viktor & Rolf Suede and Calfskin Pumps: Rise to the Occasion

There are shoes that fit into your life, serve to satisfy multiple outfits and occasions without causing a stir. Then there are shoes that force you to think outside the norm of your wardrobe and demand you find the occasion to wear them. I probably don’t have to tell you these Viktor & Rolf pumps would definitely be placed in the latter category.

The silhouette of a pump with the drama of a boot, these heels will set the tone wherever you choose to wear them. Black and red is a flamboyant combination, especially in two opposing textures (shiny leather versus matte suede makes the shades stand out even more), and the wider island platform makes for a slightly exaggerated look. But it’s that high reach of leather around the heel that really makes these stand out in the crowd, framing your foot the same way Viktor & Rolf’s wild collars reach around the neck. Theatrical, yes, but still wearable. These would turn your classic LBD up about hundred degrees. Lady Gaga would approve – these have a lot of the shock-loving pop star’s fierce spirit going on. On Luisa Via Roma for $1,112.

Pair with: Bring some spots to your two-tone red-and-black look with the deliciously leopard-print Yves Saint Laurent Softy Chyc shoulder bag, a classic look in a classic yet vivacious print. On Net-a-Porter for $1,995.

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