This season, the Lucite shoe is having its moment in the fashion spotlight. No longer relegated to bargain basement status (or to the feet of Vegas showgirls), many of the big named designers such as Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, and Tory Burch have embraced the plastic trend. And in their hands, it doesn't look half bad.
While Lucite may come and go in women's fashion, it is actually a modern- classic look in interior design. The problem is that there is a fine line between "classic" Lucite and "tacky" Lucite. Obviously, you don't want a house full of it, and you probably want to steer clear of those purple acrylic pieces, but a little Lucite never hurt anyone. Lucite occasional tables can look quite nice, while Lucite vanity stools can bring out one's inner diva. And for a primer on Lucite- Lucite, Perspex, and Plexiglass are all tradenames used for this type of synthetic material, generally known as acrylic.
Lucite twist lamps at Mecox Gardens
Louis Ghost Chair at Graham and Greene
Lucite Tray Table by Jordan Cappella at Woodson & Rummerfield
Lucite TV tray table in Todd Romano's apartment
Lucite chair in Amy Fine Collins' apartment
(Shoes at top by Manolo Blahnik, available at bergdorfgoodman.com)