Genevieve Jones’ legs… like a colt in bobby socks and Dolce platforms
Bill Cunningham, that ancient style soothsayer of The New York Times, declared that the “hot bag is out” for women. Honey, it’s all about the shoes! No one can kill the tortuous gladiator, especially in Balenciaga, Louboutin, and Pierre Hardy styles. Who cares if you’re crippled the next day? Judging by feet on the party circuit, might as well just strap ‘em on and numb yourself with tequila. (Plenty of ice, just in case you twist the wrong way.)
Some interesting things popped into view though. Editors and stylists gossiped backstage about who got the Robert Clergerie peekaboo heels. Apparently, Mr. Clergerie hosted a special meal for ladies in the press biz. The take away? These $759 babies, worn on stylist Kate Young’s tootsies below. But check out the bargain $19 pair from ZARA one Vogue Magazine assistant wore all week. She told me that Virginia Smith – Vogue’s market editor — told her she must “train her eye” to style cues. I’d really love to know which pair injured more. Sadly, the general rule dictates that the pricey pairs feel better, not just mentally. They’re constructed better.
Prize for innovation of the week? Social gadfly Genevieve Jones dons some bobby socks with her Dolce & Gabbana platforms. Ca, c’est la vrai coquette! A true flirt!
Kate Young’s feet in Robert Clergerie’s hottest shoe of the season (See below for the $19 Zara gladiators)