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Céline S/S13 Painted-toe Shoes

In this column, creatives cleverly reinterpret AnOther's most desired objects of the season

Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel

Photographer Isabelle Webzel presents Surreal still lives of AnOther's latest Object of Desire, the Céline S/S13 painted-toe shoes...

Phoebe Philio is certainly the hands down winner of the funny footwear award this season. As well as showing the supremely extraordinary fur-lined "poolside" sandals for Céline S/S13, she also offered up a cheeky proposition for high heels. The shoe is a simple nude court, with a sloping wooden heel. The front of the shoe, however, is gently sculpted and painted red to resemble glossy manicured toes.

For our latest Object of Desire, AnOther invited German photographer Isabelle Wenzel to showcase the Céline painted shoes. Wenzel's work is brilliantly surreal – frozen, bizarre moments of women in strange positions; their legs and feet often the focus. The set-ups are puzzling, fascinating and deeply compelling. For her AnOther Object of Desire, entitled Objectification, Wenzel created individual scenarious and elegantly balanced objects on the soles of the painted toe shoes.

Text by Laura Bradley

Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013
Isabelle Wenzel, Objectification, With Céline Shoes And Vase, 2013 © Isabelle Wenzel

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