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The *New York Observer* recently went batshit over gladiator sandals, oddly devoting the entire cover to a story entitled Ben-Her.

Cited as examples of the hot women warriors sporting the style this summer were Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olson and Cynthia Rowley. However, we think mouthwatering model Erin Wasson wore them best by far, at the after-party for the CFDA Awards the other night—wore one, that is, accessorized with a matching pair of glossy black crutches.

According to Page Six, the Texan tomato broke her foot while shooting a William Rast commercial with some squid named Justin Timberlake in the Hollywood Hills. The look is somewhat Helmut Newton-esque, but undeniably attractive.

You can no doubt look for it on the cover of next week’s *Observer*, barring the occurrence of any real news.

—J.P.S.

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