Last night I was looking at some of the Google search terms that bring people to this site (always an interesting exercise!) and I was surprised to find that one of the popular searches was this one:
Why don’t celebrities’ shoes fit properly?
Ah, you’ve noticed this too, mysterious searchers! A lot of the time when I look at red carpet photos, I notice that the famous people’s shoes often look either much too big or painfully small: the reason for this is that many celebrities don’t actually own the shoes or clothes you see them wear on the red carpet – they simply borrow them for the evening from the designer in question. Rather than send out a brand new pair of shoes, which they’ll then be unable to sell, the designer will often send out a sample pair, which may or may not be the right size for the celebrity in question, hence the multitude of red carpet photos featuring celebrities looking like they’re playing dress-up in their mother’s shoes.
Personally I’d much rather buy my own shoes and be able to walk in them than wear a free pair which are four sizes too large, but then again, I’m not a celebrity…
(I’ll be answering some more shoe-related questions soon, but if you have any others, feel free to drop me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer!)