The actresses stepped out in Ruthie Davis x Minions Swarvoski crystal-embellished stilettos on Friday at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, Calif., for the collection’s debut.
At the event, the designer showcased her capsule collection inspired by the bright yellow animated characters from the hit films “Despicable Me” and the “Minions” spin-off franchise.
The shoes play off the evildoers’ yellow skin and denim outfit color palettes, and humorously incorporate designs of their striking big eyes on the sockliner of three silhouettes: a platform, stiletto and sneaker wedge.
Davis isn’t playing favorites with the silhouettes, but she beamed about the sockliner. “It’s a cutout; it’s an eye with hair. That was technically a nightmare,” she told Footwear News. “It was very much a by-hand situation, and it was a challenge getting it done, but I think that’s what really makes the shoes.”
Davis said her love of sports often inspires her designs.
“In high school, I played tennis, field hockey and skiing, and in college I played tennis and squash,” she shared. “I used to love the ski outfits.”
Davis recalled how she sacrificed her comfort to get the attention of boys in the ‘80s when she was the lone female on her high school’s ski team.
“We used to practice at night — it was night skiing at this mountain in Connecticut,” she shared. “It was freezing. I had these amazing stretch pants and they were super hot. I used to wear them every night for skiing because the team was all boys, but I used to freeze my a– off. I was a slave to fashion, but I have to look good.”
The shoes are custom-made in Italy and will be available at Fred Segal and Ruthiedavis.com. Prices range from $895 to $1,495.