I’ve criticised celebrities for borrowing too-big shoes for their red carpet appearances in the past, but in the case of Christian Louboutin’s ‘Pigalle’, seen here on Emma Stone at the premiere of ‘Gangster Squad’ last night, I’m going to have to eat my words and come to her defence. You see, since acquiring my own pair of Pigalles last year, I now know that:
a) The style runs very large, so a celebrity requesting her usual size may well find them less of a perfect fit than she’d be expecting.
b) Despite the large fit, they ARE still easy enough to walk in. I know, it doesn’t make sense to me either, but it’s true.
c) The slope of the shoe is so steep that the foot is constantly sliding forward, creating a small heel gap, even although it’s still fine to walk in.
Rather than commenting on that gap at the heel, then, I’ll simply say that she looks amazing, and oh, how I covet those red heels!