The Importance of Shoes

I am thrilled to celebrate International Women’s Month by sharing this slide show of Chanel’s Paris show this week: Yes, the clothes, while gorgeous, are sometimes a bit gloomy– all that black just when we were getting used to colors. But the big news is that, contrary to the other shows, the models on this runway are all sporting wearable shoes— shoes that you can walk not just to your front door in but could actually wear on a walk. Okay, some of the combat boots are a bit clunky, but there’s nothing outrageous about this footwear– no 9 in heels, no absurd platforms, no clubby looking feet, no models tripping on the catwalk. All the monstrosities in the other shows suddenly look outdated as well as hideous. A good sign of things ahead!