A Zoolander Award?

by Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Allow me to humbly nominate a new award for the Dish, or at least for my time guest-blogging: a Zoolander Award for fashion absurdity. We have two contenders:

First, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website GOOP, a nondescript pair of $795 sneakers that may evoke – in an abstract way – a blood-splattered military uniform.

Second, a pair of merely $175 sneakers that arrive already looking like you’ve stepped in mud:

The problem with making things look covered in splotchy mud is… obvious.

Do you have any good nominees? Email dish@andrewsullivan.com.