Remember when Lady Gaga threw a single Emporio Armani shoe into the audience at a concert at Paris’ Palais Omnisports de Bercy in 2010? (Yeah, neither do we.) Well it’s since resurfaced as part of the French auction house Drouot Richelieu’s “Man and his World” sale on Feb. 11 next year. The shoe is estimated to fetch between $5,000 and $6,500.
Thom Solo ended up in shoe design purely by chance. As a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston he would often construct couture-like creations based on ideas that randomly popped into his head.