Fresh off another sell-out Fenty x Puma launch, Rihanna is trying her hand at a very different kind of shoe collaboration, designing a limited-edition, six-piece collection with legendary footwear designer Manolo Blahnik.
Available May 5 in Blahnik’s New York, London, and Hong Kong stores, the line features denim, sequins, and bejeweled embroidery inspired by Rihanna’s hand tattoos.
“The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes … I am sorry for that woman because I’m going to literally run after her, shouting, ‘Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?’ I’m going to have a moment!,” Rihanna told Vogue UK, in an April cover story revealing the collaboration.
That encounter alone may be worth the price of the shoes, which will range from $895 to $3995 (for the thigh-high, jewel-encrusted, garter-belted ‘9 to 5’ boot, whose name definitely does not reference desk job hours).
Per the singer: “Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”
The vibe of the collection is distinctly early ’00s (we’re thinking specifically of that iconic Britney Spears–Justin Timberlake denim red carpet moment here), but also about as RiRi as you get. Count on seeing her wearing these out of a club with a giant hoodie any day now: