Look at these stunning over-the-knee boots made of patchwork fur by the always sexy and repellent Tom Ford.
“Purple tone-on-tone dyed astrakhan (Afghan origin) and dyed calf hair (New Zealand origin.)” Here’s a close up:
If you’re wondering what astrakhan is, designer Dennis Basso says you’re not.
“Women who want something beautiful are only interested in the final product,” he said. “She’s buying fashion. She’s not going into Prada and asking, ‘Where did this come from?’ It’s like when somebody goes and buys a diamond. They’re not asking what mine it came from either.”
But I’ll tell you anyway. Most astrakhan lambs, according to the fur industry, are killed within days or weeks of their birth because as they age, the quality of their wool quickly changes from tightly curled rows to a more coarse and wiry pelt. Oh well, too bad for those lambs, they should be honored to serve Tom Ford’s vision.
I wish Neiman Marcus offered styling advice like Net-a-Porter does, but you’ll have to wing it on your own.