Cinderella's slipper gets an upgrade
Polymethyl methacrylate shoes, also known as Perspex, are a relatively recent trend in the world of high fashion. While designs incorporating plastic popped up throughout the 60s and 70s, it wasn't until the mid-90s that PVC became truly palatable. Commonly associated with stripping, clear high heels granted not only the illusion of bare feet, but also extremely elongated legs. The fashion industry realized this, and at the start of the 2010s, plastic shoes gained traction on major runways, featured in presentations by the likes of Prada, Miu Miu, and Kenzo. Their popularity grew especially quickly as the Kardashian Klan sported them throughout New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. And although such shoes have raised health concerns from medical professionals, the style remains a wardrobe staple, from royals to Rihanna. Here, CR examines why plastic prevails.
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