“Working on the same parts of the body all the time is not frustrating. It’s like metonymy. In fashion, shoes have a very particular status. The foot is at once the most scorned part of the body – people don’t like to show their feet – and the one it’s tempting to use the most flamboyantly, and sometimes, too, in the most artificial way. There aren’t many things more remote from anatomy than a court shoe. It’s an absolute anatomical aberration.”
Former dancer and Hermès shoe designer Pierre Hardy in conversation with choreographer, Boris Charmatz, Le Monde d’Hermès magazine
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Pierre Hardy
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