Yves Saint Laurent markets stiletto rollerskates; are designer orthopedic boots next?

Is French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent in cahoots with orthopedic surgeons?

Looking at their newest offering, you might think so.

Yep, as part of their winter accessories collection, they’re selling three-inch stilettos sitting on a platform of a wheel and a brake with another wheel under the heel. They’ll run you just under $2,000, not counting the medical bills they’ll surely incur.

Maybe YSL’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello, is already looking ahead to the inevitable next phase his accessory expansion: designer orthopedic boots. Let’s face it: the brand is going to have a built-in market once the most daring members of the roller derby and drag queen community go for a ride in these death traps.

And supermodels, if you’re reading this, demand extra money at Fashion Week this fall.

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