HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

Remember the amazing thigh high boots with garters from Hussein Chalayan's fall 09 collection?

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Well–I managed to acquire a pair of these beauties!!  They are fabulous.  The leather is so soft, and they are so comfortable too…

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Aren't they gorgeous?  Jane and I are looking forward to styling more outfits with them later….I included some shots from Hussein Chalayan's SS/10 collection too….I loved it.

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The hands are incredible….

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I want to know what these hands are made of.  I hope these pieces go into production!
 

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Love this skirt too….

Show photos from Style.com

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65 Responses
  • Sandra Hoj January 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Oh, thank you for sharing this. And if you find out what the hands are made of and if they go into production, do tell. Congratulations on the amazing boots. :-) Sandra

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  • liz January 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    i’m wondering what the hands are made of too..they almost look ceramic but that would be ridiculous

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  • CC January 12, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    oh man! the hands kind of scare me for some reason! pretty creative though.
    awesome boots! can’t wait to see more pics of them.
    CC

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  • Leia January 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Wow, the hands look so cool! Love the boots, too. :)

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  • Emily January 12, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Oh, WOW! Those boots are incredible, I’m glad you could find a pair :)

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  • arline January 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    The hands remind me of the CDG piece that Jane has.
    I can’t wait to see your closet post.

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  • naiyana January 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    hi,
    im just wondering what camera u and jane use. im sure you’ve mentioned this sometime before, but if u could mention it again, id really appreciate. i think the pictures u guys take are so beautiful. thank u

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  • judy@judyaldridge.com January 12, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Arline–I have not forgotten. I will shoot my closet as promised. ;) It may not be before we leave for LA.
    Jane and I use a Nikon D90…..
    thanks everyone!

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  • Elizabeth January 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Am I the only one getting excited about the crazy farmer’s tan-esque legs going on?

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  • Kym January 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    What’s so interesting about the hands (to me), is that from afar, you don’t notice them. You just see a pretty dress or jacket with lovely draping, but when you get up close to it – pow! What a conversation piece :)

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  • Mauri January 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    WOW I love the dresses !
    Amazing!

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  • densy January 12, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    such an amazing boots. :)
    bye, densy
    http://syden-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  • Nathaniel January 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    I’m a fan of Hussein as well! Great photos, love those boots!
    http://lifeinleather.blogspot.com/

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  • Josephine January 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    oh wow, those hands are incredible!!

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  • Prêt-à-Porter P January 12, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Those hands really take you by surprise. Bizarre, but well executed. Reminds me of The Others for some reason.

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  • Pearl Westwood January 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Fab boots Judy! I love those hand shirts, remind me of the ones C de G did a while back, I really hope they go into production too!

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  • Nancy (nanflan) January 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Dayum Judy, those boots are incredible. I think the hand clothing is very cool too.

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  • The Bambina January 12, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    The hands blow my mind! Just… wow!

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  • maya smith January 12, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    those hands are so cool and the boots are amazing
    i would kill too have a pair but I’m wondering, do they make a style without the heel?

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  • DNA January 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    I die for those boots!

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  • lisa January 12, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Lovely boots, Judy! And congrats on your Style.com piece on the trench…looking forward to it’s release :)

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  • Catherine January 12, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Love the thigh high trend— liked the ones Prada and Rodarte did this Fall, too. With the frozen tundra that is NYC right now, covering my entire leg in leather seems like a brilliant idea. I’d choose higher boots over a longer coat any day! Can’t wait to see more photos, Judy!
    Maya, Prada did a similar boot for Fall 09 with a lug heel that’s not high. : )
    - Catherine at Littlehouse of Style
    http://littlehouseofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  • Cruz January 12, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Those are so hot!! Why don’t I see your Givenchys more HMM?? :pp

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  • Karyn January 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    The hands remind me of Korean horror movies, except in said movies some sort of demented child being would have emerged….
    great conversation starter!

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  • THE SHOE GIRL January 12, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    <3 Nice!! I love those pieces with the hands... so creepy/sexy/amazing!
    xox

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  • Brigadeiro January 13, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    AMAZING boots! Can’t wait to see you style ‘em! Love the hands on the Chalayan white pieces too! I hadn’t seen the close-ups until today, can’t believe I didn’t notice them before!
    xx

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  • juliet January 13, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    I tried the translator as it always pops up when I open your blog. Let me tell you, at least the Finnish translation was hilarious! But anyways, the boots are amazing!
    juliet xxx

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  • Ali January 13, 2010 at 1:42 AM

    hmmm…despite being a total boot fetish hag, I can”t like the boots. The weird arch at the top of the foot really throws me off. I love the Ann D weird ass talon heal shape…Im ok with clunky platform toes- and many other non-sexy boot and shoe shapes…but this detail really throws me off. I want to love this boot because the leather is so fucking WONDERFUL but….ack. the delicateness of the heal…combined with the weird ass shape of the foot? I dont know.
    I wish people would explain to me why this appeals to them…because as a boot lover, I am upset with myself.

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  • Ali January 13, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    I love the hands though! amazing take on the CDG stuff!
    They remind me of a scene from Rose-Red (based on the stephen king novel.)

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  • Marika January 13, 2010 at 3:25 AM

    This idea with hands are amazing!
    xoxo,
    Marika

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  • melissa January 13, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    The Chalayan boots are wonderful! Great purchase!
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

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  • Jess January 13, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    those boots are hot, but its the hands I can’t get enough of.

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  • Julia January 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Oh, those boots are perfect! Heavens. And the hands are really modern and very evocative. I’m in love with this!
    xx

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  • Lenka January 13, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    the high boots are gorgeous…and clothes with hands too…

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  • Coco January 13, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    So jealous of your boots! Where did you manage to find them? If you got them at a reduced price I’m going to be even more jealous! :)

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  • Kathleen January 13, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Oh my God, those boots are stupendous!
    I love the hands clinching on to the shirts as well, so quirky.

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  • gennie January 13, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    OH MY GOD. gorgeous!!! they look FABULOUS styled like that with the fur :)

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  • heather clark January 13, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    i love the movement of all the clothes…those hands are creepy yet amazing!

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  • chrisdesu January 14, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    love everything by Hussein Chalayan. i wish he had more recognition in fashion

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  • eLLy*ClickClock January 14, 2010 at 5:34 AM

    Those hand-dresses would make the perfect wedding dresses.

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  • Iheartfashion January 14, 2010 at 7:26 AM

    The hands frighten me a little!

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  • anne January 14, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    ALI–since you asked, I like that these boots look exaggerated like a comic book character’s boots–the flared top, the tight calf, the heel that almost looks like a wine glass stem. so many shoes are in good taste and boring to me–most loubs and manolos for example. these are memorable. I like a little “bad taste” in shoes like some of the crazy mmm or ann d stuff. for ex I like the chunky ann 3 triple-lace ankle boot with the spike heel–the “wrong” proportion is what makes it good for me. so–that’s why these appeal to me!

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  • Stephanie January 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Those dresses with the hands are “hands down” amazing….pun intentened. Love, love, love them. they are so unexpexcted.

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  • Florie January 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    hands are amasing . i found out that they are ceramics!
    http://alphabetradio.blogspot.com/2009/11/hussein-chalayan-ss10-catwalk-report.html
    “Surrealism came into play upon noticing ceramic fists enclosed around sections of silk, Grecian dresses which draped gently as the models promenaded hautily down the runway. This is perhaps more akin to the sculptural dynamics we are used to seeing from a Hussein Chalayan collection. So too were the voluminous, sharply-pleated, metallic, midnight-blue neck pieces, which meandered down onto the chest or hip of a bandeau top or dress. These sinuous forms reflected the lights above the catwalk, resembling softly rippling water, illuminated by moonlight.”

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  • a.n.e January 15, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    awww love those hands!
    Hussein Chalayan is always good!!so humane.

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  • Pearl Westwood January 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Hi Judy, Hanh of Life in Travel passed on the glamorous blog award to me, so I would like to pass it on to you, I really love your blog and your outfits are alway very glam, Pearl x
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/01/glamourous.html

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  • dreamsequins January 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Such a smart idea to attach garters to loose thigh high boots. I have a pair of OTK boots and they’re forever sliding down and it feels unsecure.
    Love Chalayan and those boots are amazing on you!

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  • Canon Digital Cameras January 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Great fashion collection for fall 09. Must be really expensive.

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  • sarah January 15, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    not too crazy about these boots.

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    Don’t know what’s new in the fashion world these days but still my girlfriend has me in a trance because of the clothes that she wears that makes her look got in my eyes.

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  • Faux Fuchsia January 17, 2010 at 4:42 AM

    Dear Judy,
    I’m a long time reader, 1st time poster. I like boots but I live in Australia-it is boiling hot here at the the moment, so boots are out. I hope you visit here soon-you have a large fan base, and we’d love to see what you’d wear in the heat and humidity (these conditions can wreak havoc with Glamour-trust me. I know). Where would you wear these boots? Are they Special Event or more Casual? FF xxxx

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  • hammie January 17, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    the hands are icky. the boots would be useful in a flood if you put gaffa tape across the top to keep the sewagey water out. It rains a lot here.
    xx

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  • alex*strawberry lemonade girl January 19, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    Oh those hands….wow!!! I’ve never seen those pieces before, truly stunning. In a creepy good kind of way!

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  • deb January 21, 2010 at 5:08 AM

    super cool!

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    I love the black boot in the first photo….

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