Karl Lagerfeld recently debuted the Chanel Resort 2009 collection in Miami and it featured a curious piece of footwear, the 'Miami Vice' pistol-heeled shoe. The killer heel was inspired by an image of a gun Lagerfeld saw (rumoured to be model Freja Beha-Erichsen's tattoo as seen on the Dior Cruise 2009 catwalk, real-or-not debate ongoing) which he then gave to shoe designer Laurence Decade. And bang, there you have it.
I assume Karl's having a laugh with a pun here but who knows, he is drawn to the darker side of things according to some statements he made about the video game Grand Theft Auto (he appears digitally in the fourth version as a DJ):
"I prefer to be in a video game than to play with it. I would love to be a very nasty, politically incorrect character."
Just one thought about the shoe - probably not the best thing to bring along on holiday, airport security may not appreciate the humour.
My favourite non-ballistic looks from the collection: