Charlotte Olympia Wants to Know: Are You a Betty or Veronica?
The cheeky cobbler has taken a trip to Riverdale to craft a collection of comic confections, including two pairs of suede pumps – red for Betty and blue for Veronica – complete with speech bubbles, a comic print wedge, and a folded comic book clutch. The collaboration marks the publication’s most highbrow merchandise, according to Archie Comics co-president and editor in chief Victor Gorelick.
Olympia has loved the comics since she was a kid and her fifties flair made the collab a natural progression, as her latest resort collection tapped into the comic’s key decade. “When I was 10 years old, my best friend used to go to America every holiday and bring Archie comics back with her,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “I still read them today. I especially love Betty and Veronica, they have that retro pin-up look that I adore.”
The shoes and accessories will hit Charlotte Olympia boutiques in London, New York, and Los Angeles as well as Nordstrom.com and OnPedder.com in November. We’re adding a pair of Veronica heels to our holiday wish lists as we speak!