New York, NY (CNS) — Madonna made her stance on gun control extremely clear at the New York premiere for her directorial debut, “Filth & Wisdom.” The singer was sporting the brand new Chanel “Miami Vice” shoes from the 2009 Cruise Collection. With a toy gun on each heel, the “gun shoes” had police everywhere on alert. Well, fashion police.
Designed by Laurence Decade, the pistol-heeled stilettos are not yet available in stores but there is already an extensive waiting list. The shoes, which come in different styles including black and silver, will retail for (and here’s the killer part) $2,200.00.
The singer, in a simple black dress, was attending the screening of her film in between show dates at Madison Square Garden for her Sticky & Sweet Tour. The film, about a struggling cross-dressing punk rock bandleader in London, has garnered mixed reviews in screenings so far.
The shoes have garnered mixed reviews as well. While fashion blogs were buzzing about whether the fashion-forward heels are hit or miss, others were downright infuriated. “I am horrified that Madonna can see these shoes as fashion,” says Lyn Costello, part of the Mothers Against Murder And Aggression group (MAMAA).
“As a mother herself I would have thought that she would have paused for a second and thought about all the young people here and in her own country that have died because of gun crime,” Costello told Metro, a UK publication. “Celebrities have a massive part to play and an icon like Madonna should have more sense”