Yves Saint Laurent is a well-respected brand today, but in the ’70s it was the absolute tippy top of the fashion food chain. So maybe the label is trying to recapture it’s former glory with the “Woodstock” platform high heel. These aren’t just retro, they are practically vintage replicas! They are riding the wave of platform popularity with a whopping 2¾” (70mm) platform. These Italian made darlings are available at Saks.
We’re starting to get a glimpse of the lovely shoes rolling out for next year and among them is an adorable and full of color slingback heel from Kate Spade Spring 2011. The shoe is in line with the brand American preppy style, but still has plenty of character with it’s bright colors and pattern. These would be perfect for a garden party!
For the summer of 2010 boat shoes were very popular. Now classic shoemaker Pierre Hardy is taking the trend into Spring 2011, but putting a sexy twist on the style. The “Montauk shoe” takes nautical inspiration and adds a delicious high heel. It will be available next year for around $1400.
Alber Elbaz took pity on the models for his Spring 2011 runway fashion show. The Lanvin designer noticed during rehearsal that the vast majority of the catwalkers could walk in the planned titanium heels. A few of the ladies still managed the feat, but most were allowed to instead wear some sandals that the fashion team had on hand. Elbaz explained the switch, saying, “If you you don’t feel good in something, you don’t look good in it.”