12 STYLE | fashion • Altocalciphilia is the condition of having a high heel fetish. Carrie Bradshaw was definitely afflicted. • Over 80 craftsmen will touch one pair of Stuart Weitzman heels during the six to seven weeks of production. Perfection takes time. • Even World War II didn’t stop women wearing high heels. Designers simply turned to materials that weren’t rationed, including wood, straw and snakeskin, to create high-heeled masterpieces. • Jimmy Choo has been referenced in top-of-thechart songs by Hilary Duff, Shyne, Pitbull, Clipse, Sway, 50 Cent, and Chester French. • The Guinness World Record for most people running in high-heeled shoes is 155. • The stiletto heel was invented by Christian Dior’s shoe designer Roger Vivier in 1954. He created a slender plastic heel of incredible strength that he referred to as “the needle”. • The world’s most expensive shoes are Harry Winston’s “Ruby Slippers”, featuring 1350 carats of rubies to celebrate The Wizard of Oz’s 50th anniversary, and Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth” satin heels complete with sapphires, diamonds and rubies, and worn by Rita in Shawshank Redemption. Both pairs are valued at USD$3 million. Shoes to die for 1. Nudistsong Sandal In Pavé Crystals 2. Marco De Vincenzo Braided Velvet Sandals 3. Saint Laurent Edie Metallic Snake Effect- Trimmed Patent-Leather Pump 4. Sophia Webster Chiara Patent-Leather Sandals 5. Aquazzura Eden Crystal-Embellished Suede Sandals 6. Vetements Manolo Blahnik Printed Satin Pumps 7. Jimmy Choo Lana Glittered Twill Sandal 8. Gucci Bamboo-Trimmed Studded Metallic Leather Pumps 2. 7. 1. 6. 5. 4. Imelda Marcos 8. 3.