Designer Charlotte Olympia re-interprets her Dolly shoe by taking inspiration from the great painters of the Twentieth century for Neiman Marcus and Art Basel Miami. Charlotte Olympia hired British artist, photography and body art painter Boyarde Messenger to reinterpret the works of Pablo Picasso, Howard Hodgkin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Piet Mondrian on her signature Dolly Pumps. Boyarde hand-painted 100 pairs for the Neiman Marcus Charlotte Olympia project.
above: Boyarde Messenger painting the Van Gogh shoes for Charlotte Olympia (photo courtesy of https://boyardelovesart.wordpress.com)
With each pair painstakingly hand-painted by Boyarde (you can see her entire process here), the results are high-heeled works of art.
Composited shoe and art images shown above by If It’s Hip, It’s Here.
The shoes were created for the Neiman Marcus Charlotte Olympia project and debuted at Art Basel.