Platrorm heels are all the rage in fashion now, but this isn’t the first time they style has been trendy. In the 1970s fashion was all about over-the-top glamour. Accordingly, shoes were higher than high and platforms became the quintessential look of the decade.

Check out authentic vintage platforms in the column on the left. See similar styles from current collections on the right. Designs have definitely been recycled, but with a bit of a modern polish. “Now” shoes from top to bottom: Casadei, Jeffrey Campbell, Rachel Comey, Miu Miu.