After a particularly grueling afternoon of shopping for Pump Bump Awards, Haglund realized that he must devote some time to styling himself for the upcoming season as well. Of particular urgency was deciding what to wear this Thursday night to the NYCB Gala. Suddenly out of the corner of his eye, Haglund caught a glimpse of what could only be described as architectural shoe heaven.
Tea Petrovic, a newly graduated designer from Sarajevo who doesn't have her design website uploaded yet, has created a line of shoes inspired by none other than Santiago Calatrava, the architect at the center of attention of NYCB’s Spring Season. The designs were for her graduation project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. No doubt she graduated Shumma Cum Laude. Petrovic's shoe designs may not be neuroma-friendly, but they make a fashion statement as big as Calatrava's Alamillo Bridge in Valencia or the to-be-built World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
Problem: which pair to wear Thursday night. Solution: change shoes in the men's room at each intermission before parading around and mingling with the First Ring crowd:
These photos and and an article on Tea Petrovic may be found on Dezeen.