|Carol Christian Poell boots. Image via StyleLikeU|
I am obsessed with his red boots above. So incredibly ugly. So beautifully arresting. Their very cosmopolitan (Korean-German lawyer living in NYC) owner says that often times when he wears them, people ask him if he made them himself. Oh, you have no clue! he responds.
In her book FASHIONStatements, Francesca Alfano Miglietti asks Poell if the body is meant to be beautified or to be clothed. Here's Poell's response:
To be beautified I wouldn't say, that serves no purpose. Even for me sometimes it is important to be aware of the uselessness of what I do. I begin with the presupposition that I must clothe, I clothe a person because in some way he needs to be covered (since the beginning). Clothing is a means of self-expression for people, it is an idiom; I give them some words!What a sober view of fashion and what a fascinating way of looking at one's craft. Michael Cunningham, I'm with you on this one. CCP is one to love.