Tarantino Wears High Heels, Men Wear High Heels
Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that it's okay for a man to wear high heels by donning a pair and scowling at the camera in a "I'm the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you,” sort of way. Very few people laugh at a man's heels when he looks like that.
(I loathe the fact that it often requires a 'famous' person to illustrate an obvious fact before some people can accept it, but that's just the nature of humanity for you. If people thought for themselves and weren't willing to slavishly follow those in power, we couldn't have those lovely wars we so often have, so I guess it's a trade off.)
Unfortunately, Tarantino's interview largely focused on his upcoming movie and not his choice of Trash and Vaudeville shoes. The fact that he had them on hand suggests that he knew enough about high heels to tell one end from the other, but is not much more conclusive than that. Does Mr Tarantino secretly have a collection of ladies shoes to rival Imelda Marcos? Or was it merely a quirky trick designed to draw even more attention to him talking about “Inglourious Basterds”.
I honestly don't know, if we've learned anything over the years it's that you never know what Hollywood directors are up to and you should probably just haul them into jail and prosecute them anytime you see them wandering the streets. (Polanski, you're an unforgivable stain on humanity, and you deserve everything that's coming to you, and knowing the way celebrity justice is meeted out, probably a great deal more.)
In the meantime however, men who wear high heels can feel comforted, inspired or perhaps simply envious of Tarantino's lovely shoes. The response from the fashion world in general was fairly muted, though the words “semi-creepy” were thrown about a fair bit. I don't know if they were referring to the shoes or to the fact that Tarantino was doing a fairly excellent impression of their mad Uncle Morris at Christmas time.
Whether he intended to or not, Tarantino has highlighted the idea, the concept that men can be seen in women's shoes without the entire world imploding in a mass of lose morals, and for that alone, the men's fashion movement owes him some thanks. An ocean is created by many drops, and Tarantino just added several nutritious gilt edged drops to the ocean of fashion revolution.
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