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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fashion designer makes shoes out of horses' hooves

German designer Iris Schieferstein on her bizarre creations that mix taxidermy and fashion:
"I love horses and I love shoes so I thought this would be perfect. Horses have a beautiful walk and I wanted to recreate that with my footwear.

"Creating the shoes is ugly work, taking the meat out is not nice, like any taxidermy. When I began working with dead animals I would pick them up from the street.

"But they are protected by the government in Germany, and so after ten years they tried to put me in prison. Now I use my butcher.

"Once the shoes are made I wear them to make sure they work, although they would not be suitable to wear around the house."
Are there really that many people out there wanting to look like fauns or centaurs to create a market for this?

(via Dave Barry's Blog)

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