A Closer Look At Nicholas Kirkwood’s Garbage Bag Shoes From ‘The City’

In last night’s episode of The City, a star was born. No, it wasn’t the crazy buyer who jilted Whitney out of thousands of dollars with a canceled order — it was the fierce, five-inch-tall, garbage-bag-adorned platform heels by Nicholas Kirkwood that the cast couldn’t stop gushing about. And how could they not? Look at them! These shoes represent the epitome of how one pair of shoes can unexpectedly impress your boss (if you’re Olivia), make you jealous (if you’re Erin), and transform you into an Elle-worthy model (if you’re Ke$ha).

Let’s take a moment to address the garbage bag element. You almost don’t notice what they’re made of until you look closely. And then you realize — aha! — it’s TRASH. And Ke$ha loves trash! She whispered to Joe Zee, creative director of Elle magazine, “I wanted to make a dress out of garbage bags for the Grammys, but no one would let me. I guess it wasn’t chic enough.”

That’s because looking like a Hefty bag is not a good look. In general, and we’re just speaking from the heart, dressing yourself in garbage is also not a good look. But somehow sticking trash on shoes, especially when they’re bunched into flower-like shapes on chunky metal buckles, doesn’t look so bad. If you’re Ke$ha.

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