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This Pointy-Shoe Video Is the Freakiest Thing We've Seen Today

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Thought Alexander McQueen's armadillo shoes were the pinnacle of freaky footwear? Think again. Dutch artist Leanie van der Vyver has created this "Scary Beautiful" video complete with front-spike-heel shoes. She says that the video "challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard," but all we can think is "When is Lady Gaga going to wear those?"
· Scary Beautiful [Vimeo]
· Leanie van der Vyver [Official Site]