Paris Trend Watch: Black & Gold

Designers turned to an old standby — black — for fall, but added a touch of gold leaf for a rococo finish (at Roger Vivier) or a super-hero effect (by Laurence Dacade and Bruno Frisoni). Jonathan Kelsey’s art deco printed T-strap sandals showed the single platform is making a comeback for the season, while Laurence Dacade’s flame-inspired corset booties offer a take on rock-star glitz. Mai Lamore’s lightning-heel pump, an ultra-chic version of the super-hero inspired craze, has already caught the eye of Rihanna, who rocked them onstage in multiple performances.