Louis Vuitton’s Bizarre ‘Illusion High Boots’ Spark Controversy and Fascination
French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has set tongues wagging with its latest fashion offering, the “Illusion high boots,” unveiled as a centerpiece of the Fall-Winter 2023 collection. Priced at nearly $2,500 (over ₹2 lakh), these knee-high boots have ignited a storm of reactions across social media platforms. Mimicking a woman’s leg adorned with white ankle socks and a black stiletto, these boots, available in just two skin tone options, have drawn both admiration and bewilderment.
The online buzz intensified after fashion influencer Isabelle Allain unboxed the boots in a viral video, labeling them as “weird shit.” Despite initial critiques branding the design as “hideous,” a surprising shift in sentiment emerged among netizens. Comments expressing an unexpected desire to own the boots flooded in, with some users admitting a sudden change of heart from disdain to admiration. Others, however, remained divided, acknowledging the boots’ uniqueness but stopping short of full-fledged approval.
According to Louis Vuitton’s product description, these avant-garde boots, termed the “Illusion high boots,” pay homage to the surrealist art movement. Hand-painted supple calfskin creates the illusion of a sock, complete with ribbed detailing and the iconic LV Initials, integrated into a black shoe. While garnering mixed reactions, the boots have undeniably sparked conversations about the intersection of luxury, innovation, and the boundary-pushing nature of high fashion.
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