Once upon a time there was a story that single-handedly linked footwear and fairytale endings together forever, where they, like Cinderella and her Prince, lived happily ever after. In the multitude of variations on the Cinderella story that developed over time, the glass slipper is the thing we remember most: delicately beautiful, beautifully impractical, just like many shoes we love today.
If footwear is the stuff of fairytales, this shoot for ANTIDOTE Magazine’s Shoe Issue focuses on those for whom the shoe didn’t fit. Photographer Giampaolo Sgura’s Cinderella story takes the androgyny concept a step further and has male models cramming their – let’s face it – less than dainty feet into the season’s finest slippers. Not to mention makeup and handbags, as well. And the shoot – boldly styled by Miguel Arnau – stands out.
It’s not just the Cinderellas of the world who love good shoes.
For the rest of Giampaolo Sgura’s shoot click on the thumbnails above.