Out goes the diddy heels - in come the boots
The success of Kylie's album
'Light Years' had thrust back into the public eye and in late 2001, after a year of
outfits consisting of mainly hot pants, glittery dresses and
dinky heels, Kylie introduced an item of stage footwear that
would become connected with her right into the present day.
quickly dropping the 'Cute Kylie' tag for 'Sex
She first graced the stage in her thigh high
boots during 'Step Back In Time' on her own ITV show, 'An
Audience with Kylie'. The boots were teamed with a fake
leopard skin hat and a black lacey dress and were an instant
hit so much that by the end of 2001 Kylie had worn this
outfit and boots again on numerous occasions, one being the
Bambi Awards where she performed 'Can't Get You Out Of My
'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'
was of course a major success, Kylie's most successful
single and as with all successful singles inevitable
bootlegs appeared across the internet. One of the most
successful saw it being mixed with New Order's classic hit
'Blue Monday'. Parlophone took note of this and soon remixed
it officially - 'Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head.'
Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head' soon became the version that Kylie would sing at award
ceremonies and the outfits would primarily consist of her
thigh high boots and Kylie would now wear Dolce & Gabanna
corsets now for her appearances. She would wear her now
famous black thigh highs at the
World Music Awards in Monaco and
Italian Music Festival, but in the latter performance
she sang 'In Your Eyes' instead of 'Can't Get Blue Monday
Out Of My Head'.
The famous Silva Nemesis
in the world of fashion and pop, it was time for a
change for Kylie and her black thigh highs were replaced
by a pair of stunning silver thigh highs and a white
corset dress at
the 2002 Brit Awards at London's Earl Court in
The performances were heavily choreographed by Rafael
Bonachela and and with Kylie also dropping her flowing
hair styles for a more sexy braided look and with eye
liner and lipstick combinations.
The boots were a must for Kylie's forthcoming world
tour. The 2001 tour "On A Night Like This" had contained
no outfits with boots, yet this 2002 "Fever" tour would
contain three - the famous silver thigh high boots,
black knee length boots over white trousers and gold
thigh highs with a black dress with leopard print hems.
The Fever Tour though would become mostly known for her
first outfit - the famous Silva Nemesis outfit. Kylie
appeared on stage as a cyber queen before revealing her
silver mini skirt and bra top, neck brace and arm covers
along with those silver thigh high boots. They had
become so connected to Kylie that even the
press picked up on
it when reviewing the concerts.
After the Fever tour, the silver thigh boots were never
seen again and by Kylie's next tour, the "Showgirl
Tour", the footwear section had reverted to standard
heeled shoes throughout.