When news broke of Rihanna’s collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, were you drooling over the denim-inspired designs as much as we were? Then came a glimpse of the collection’s “9 to 5” boots in RiRi’s spread for British Vogue—and another when she casually wore the pant-like thigh-highs with short shorts in NYC. Little did we know that the $4350 boots were about to break the internet, just like her $80 Puma slides did last month.
May 5 marked the release of the limited-edition collection, and according to Racked, Manolo Blahnik’s site crashed within mere minutes of launching the line. The hype is just that real. One Racked staffer even documented her experience trying the boots IRL, and celebs are flocking too. J.Lo accessorized them with her all-white outfit in the “Ain’t Your Mama” music video after receiving the now famous boots a couple of weeks ago. But if you want to get your hands on the statement shoes—which come with a sketch signed by Rihanna and Manolo himself—you’d better act fast because only 400 pairs of these beauties were made.
Check out the many ways Rihanna has styled the 9 to 5 boots, and then shop them out below.
Craig McDean via @badgalriri
On Rihanna: Vetements Black Leather Moto Jacket ($3995); Bay Club Princess Diana t-shirt; Miu Miu Semi-Rimless Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($430); Rihanna x Manolo 9 to 5 Denim Thigh-High Belted Boots ($4350).
If you could splurge on these statement boots, would you? Tell us in the comments!