Paris Runway: Boot Leggers

Slouchy, lace-up, utility and even sheer boots stole the shows in Paris. Designers pirated the traditional winter look and added sex appeal and seasonal interest by opening them up with peep-toes, clever cutouts and backless treatments. Balenciaga’s multicolored mid-calf versions and Nina Ricci’s feminine lace booties prove this wide-ranging trend has staying power.