I would like to imagine only people Anthony Vaccarello, the new Creative Director at Yves Saint Laurent had in mind while designing these pumps are figure skaters and 2018 Winter Olympics. Because no fashionista will manage to roll with these on asphalt on any given day. Named, Anya 100 Patch Pump Roller, these unusual stilettos are not made for walking.
The highlight here is plain for all to see, to live dangerously there is a wheel right under its 3-inch heel and two more on the outsole. For some reason, YSL made them available on in Europe and only in their brick and mortar stores. Don’t go looking for them online, because they are not even showing them on their website.
Part of YSL’s fall/winter collection, Anya 100 is offered in a couple of flashy retro designs. The first features a pin-up smoking a cigarette on a black background with metallic lightning bolts, and the second is decorated with a snake and feather print design.
If you want a pair of Anya 100 Patch Pump Roller, there is a hefty price to pay at $2,600. This in addition to any medical expenses you might incur after a fall or two. These stilettos have had a rough ride so far. Their appearance on a YSL advertising campaign ended up in controversy with some alleging images were demeaning to women. After a host complaints, France’s Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité banned the use of images in ad campaigns completely.
Belgium-born Anthony Vaccarello is famous for his contemporary and minimalist styles, with Anya 100 Patch Pump Roller he is doing the same by combining radical structuring with a bit of silliness. Suggestions that Vaccarello named the stiletto after model Anja Rubik is very well been true. The two met when Vaccarello launched two collections for La Redoute, after winning the prestigious Association Nationale pour le Developpement des Arts de la Mode fashion award. He picked Anja to lead the label’s advertising campaigns.
Source: Huffington Post