As Queen of the charts and one of the world's most famous women, Beyonce's taste in fashion was always going to be pretty lavish. But her new acquisition takes super-luxe fashion to a new level.
The singer's latest fashion folly is a pair of custom-made trainers, made for her by high end brand Perfectly Made Kicks using exotic animal skins. PMK handcrafted the sneakers for Beyonce to the singer's exacting requirements using a mix of stingray, ostrich, calf's fur, crocodile and anaconda skins.
The cream colour shoes are a take on the wedge-style trainer, made popular by designer Isabel Marant, but given a so-called Eden makeover by PMK using a hybrid of land and sea skins. Called The King-Bey, the shoes, which have been given Beyonce's approval, are decorated with gold accents. The price is as yet undisclosed, but a regular pair sells in excess of £230 ($350) so this embellished pair would sell for far more.
PMK is a favourite brand of Beyonce and her A-list husband Jay Z - indeed, Jay Z had a shoe designed for him last year- the Brooklyn Zoo - by the brand. His pair were as lavish as his wife's, with an endless roll call of reptile skins used to make the shoe.
Of the trainer they designed for Jay-Z, PMK said: ‘The Brooklyn Zoo 1′s cannot be tamed with an elaborate combination of elephant-print, ostrich, python, boa, crocodile, lizard, alligator, suede, and sting ray intricately cut to transform the Jordan 1 from a basketball sneaker into the world's most daring and dapper sneaker concepts known to man.'