This pair of ‘skin’ high heels is the latest body modification fashion trend to freak the internet out

Are body modifications taking over fashion? Credit: Instagram
Are body modifications taking over fashion? Credit: Instagram

These ‘skin’ high heels are the latest body modification fashion items to hit the internet. 

Artists Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran from Fecal Matter collaborated with sculpturer Sarah Sitkin to create these skin-like shoes. 

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They are alien, surreal and might give you a very eerie and uncomfortable feeling.

The shoes look like an extension of the human foot in a high heel silhouette and have a horn like shape at the back of the leg just above the ankle area. 

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In her sculptures Sarah’s uses materials like silicone clay, plaster, resin and even latex. She is known for her grotesque sculptures as seen at her exhibition called Bodysuits at The Health Museum in the U.S. 

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This particular shoe is reportedly made from silicon and was customised and moulded on Hannah. The artists have shared that these shoes are so detailed that they even mimic her own body hair.

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Hannah and Steven are all about disrupting the status quo and “provoking humanity”. In an interview with Vogue, the pair said they had initially made these images with Photoshop but decided to replicate them in real life.

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“The shoe is like when you are going to Chanel to get a wedding dress. You get the fittings and the customisations. For even me to get the shoe, I have to stand and each of my legs have to be perfectly moulded,” Hannah tells Vogue.

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The two have a project together called Fecal Matter.

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“We started Fecal Matter in order to challenge censorship. We wanted a platform that would enable us to express ourselves freely without any limitations. Honesty is our main objective. We hope to promote the truth; the truth about the fashion industry, the human experience, and our reality.

“We want to provoke Instagram and all of its conformist ways,” Steven tells i-D.

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While all these images are all clearly out of the norm, they do ring a bell with a 2010 Lady Gaga and her meat dress, but most recently, with Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian’s body modification accessories for Simon Huck’s A.Human exhibition. 

Hannah and Steven have started selling for their otherworldly heels and they do not come cheap. The price tag is $10,000 (about R 148 337).

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