Shoes have reached new heights again, approximately 5'11", atop the heads of models in the Paris 2009-10 Haute Couture show of Eric Tibusch.

Ah, nostalgia.

In 1937-38, Elsa Schiaparelli, in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, created a shoe hat that has surprised and bemused ever since.


A shoe hat also makes a most appropriate appearance on a surreal character in Terry Gilliam's movie Brazil (1985):


I tip my hat, er, shoe to Eric Tibusch's nod to the proud surrealist tradition...

...or might that be an oxymoron?

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