Saturday, October 29, 2011
White Shoes; Red Flags
They have both been conjuring a similar, curiously retro-ortho shoe shape.
When Nancy Shevell married Paul McCartney, Stella made her this pair of sandals to go with the dress:
I actually don't think that the sandals do go with the dress; whereas the dress evokes Wallis Simpson's vintage chic, the shoes evoke vintage dowdy.
This similar shape turned up as well at Chanel (but with a thong), far above, on Kristen McMenamy, and below:
To my mind, this shape reminds me of support socks and wavy Famolare soles:
What would I have shod Ms. Shevell in? A closed-toe simple pump. I feel a Stanley Kowalski-inspired guttural cry coming on: Stelllllaaaa!