Well-crafted, high-quality designs are synonymous with Alexander McQueen. Taking over as creative director in 2010, the longtime friend and assistant of the late founder, Lee McQueen, adds a new femininity to the tough British label. It takes a woman to know that while an evening in heels is no easy feat, a pair of towering sandals or pumps adds confidence to every look. Thus the appeal with platforms; the thick sole balances the height, keeping your feet supported and comfortable on the dance floor. We’re especially obsessing over the skull-embellished pieces – a subtle way to work the dramatic motif.

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