First, watch this:
Here are a couple still shots of those…things:
Almost hard to watch, isn’t it? Well it’s part of a new exhibit called Scary Beautiful and is a collaboration between Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg. Here is the philosophy behind their creation:
Humans are playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all-time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection.
Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.
So I think the takeaway here is, next time your find yourself in an uncomfortable pair of heels, think about this poor girl and remember – things could be worse.
The Look (Today Show)