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Christian Louboutin Sells $1,700 Heels to Techies, But Doesn’t Understand What ‘Computer Code’ Looks Like

Nice try, fancy man.
 Christian Louboutin Sells $1,700 Heels to Techies, But Doesnt Understand What Computer Code Looks Like

(Photo: Christian Louboutin)

We should have seen this coming after New York Fashion Week’s odd obsession with QR codes. First came the Yves Saint Laurent eyeshadow in Facebook blue (helps highlight that glassy, staring-at-screens look in your eyes!). At £39, at least that’s cheaper than Christian Louboutin’s attempt at geekiness. The high-end shoe designer is offering its popular Lady Peep stiletto in a tech-inspired pattern for the fall.

There’s just one problem, besides the $1,695 price tag. The company seems to have confused “computer code” with a circuit diagram of a computer chip, according to the sales pitch on its website:

“Her intricate satin & embroidery pattern was modeled after modern day computer code. Monsieur Louboutin turned an elaborate programming language into a geek chic pump this season and the results are simply stunning.”

Aww, is that what the fashion world thinks the Internet looks like?

Somehow, we doubt this will dampen interest. As the lady tipster who sent us the link noted, “I won’t lie, those would KILL on first dates in the Valley.”

Not to worry, stylish male technophiles. We have a little something for you too. Today GQ solicited some clothing tips from the founders of Instagram. Kevin Systrom recommends Red Wing boots and “European-cut” Oliver Spencer jackets #nofilter.

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