Kenzo Showed Coiled Heels for Spring

Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection
Kenzo spring '17 collection.
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There was a serious verve to the Kenzo show at Paris Fashion Week, and every model had a real spring to her step thanks to some gravity-defying spiral-coiled heels. 

Yes, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took a buoyant approach when it came to the footwear and strappy sandals in candy-wrapper metallics boinged down the runway with joyous abandon, completing a collection inspired by the archives of Antonio Lopez and founder Kenzo Takada’s 1977 show at Studio 54 in New York.

Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. REX Shutterstock.

Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.
Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

This year’s venue, the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, a museum of antiquities, may have lacked the likes of Grace Jones and Jerry Hall, but compensated with an equally quirky backdrop cast of characters, arranged as living statures in a series of tableaux to resemble their petrified counterparts. (The candy colored wigs were a bit of a giveaway, though.)

Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.
Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.
Kenzo Spring 2017 Collection Kenzo spring ’17 collection. Delphine Achard/Fairchild.

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