Hannah Rose Dalton and her partner, Steven Raj Bhaskaran (known a Fecal Matter) are known for their freaky, otherworldly visuals on Instagram. Here Hannah’s wearing the duo’s latest creation, a skin boot that blends its owner’s leg, complete with a horn heel and defined toes. And as a bonus, on the shin is an extra curved appendage.
Bhaskaran says of a Vogue article several years ago,
“The biggest focus of the [Vogue] article was the foot and the shoe. Everyone was like, ‘Is it Photoshopped? Is it not Photoshopped?’ We wanted to put it out in real life.
We can get this alien look and present it and tweak it with Photoshop and make it look really realistic. But at the same time, there is always this dysphoria in us. There is this urge inside of us to take what we do on the Internet and try to create that via real life. That is what we are doing with the shoes.”
They describe the creation of the shoe as a couture process. Dalton says,
“The shoe is like when you are going to Chanel to get a wedding dress. You get the fittings and the customizations. For even me to get the shoe, I have to stand and each of my legs have to be perfectly molded.”
“It is like creating a custom art piece that is wearable.”
The shoes come with a meaty price tag: The thigh-high is $10,000. Paging Daphne Guinness. Björk? Sasha Velour?
(Photos, Fecal Matter; via Vogue)