What's Going on with Tilda Swinton's Shoes?

02/07/2014 at 10:28 AM ET

Tilda Swinton feather sandalsGetty; Splash News Online (2)

No one loves a high fashion risk more than Tilda Swinton. But even the actress managed to one-up herself at Thursday’s premiere of The Grand Budapest Hotel in Berlin. And we’re not talking about the androgynous suit she selected (that’s old hat for the star). We’re talking about her unique choice in footwear.

Swinton hit the red carpet in a pair of feather (!) thong (!) sandals. Our first thought: Are those things alive? Our second thought: Who designed them? Turns out, her shoes are straight off the Paris Haute Couture runway from the Schiaparelli spring/summer show. So is her suit. Basically, Swinton swiped the exact look from the catwalk, minus the face mask seen on the model, which was probably a good call since the shoes are enough of a statement.

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And Tilda, if you’re reading this, a few more questions we have about those showstoppers on your feet:
• Do the feathers provide extra warmth?
• On a scale from one to “OMG, I can’t feel my feet!” how comfortable are they? (We have a feeling they’re pretty comfy)
• How much would a statement shoe like that cost?
• Would you consider sending us a foot selfie wearing those bad boys?
• What did your co-stars think of your fancy feet?

Now that you know how we feel, tell us: What do you think of the actress’s fancy footwear? Would you wear feather-embellished thong sandals? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

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kyrodesigns on

If she was going to emulate the runway look precisely down to the footwear, why wouldn’t that amazing black mesh face mask make the cut???!

Sash on

Like her look, including the weird shoes!

Lolo on

She’s got balls when it comes to fashion, gotta give her points for that

Ryry on

@kyrodesigns, if she wore the mesh face mask you might not be able to tell it was her. She needs to be recognizable.

itsall good nroanoke on


Guest on

There are no words. Well….maybe one – FUG

donnatex on

She looks like a somewhat female version on Conan O’Brian.

Dillweed818 on

She is very odd.

DaisyMoon on

This chick is so weird…always has been…

Alessia on

I don’t know whether to pet them or set them free into the wild where they really belong.

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