Riotous audience laughter at a runway show is about as common as Anna Wintour without shades – it doesn’t happen very often. Which is why the peals of hilarity that rang out at Valentino’s surprise (male) supermodel walk-off were such a departure from showgoers’ usual poker faces. The “really, really ridiculously good-looking” duo of Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller took a well-shod turn down the catwalk (in chunky sneakers and oxfords, respectively) to announce their upcoming “Zoolander” sequel in blue-steel style.
Louis Vuitton stole the top spot for the collection’s cooly courant renditions of house codes, such as logo-strapped boots. At Chanel, shoe designer Laurence Dacade embraced a classic viewpoint with cap-toe slingbacks, and for that, she landed on our list. Stella McCartney stuck to a mid-calf cut boot, the most striking of which was in burnout velvet and Loewe designer J.W. Anderson’s subverted, era-spanning collection featured modish knee-high boots with graphic detailing and a rounded toe.
From Giambattista Valli’s piano-hinged over-the-knee boots to Galliano’s debut at Maison Margiela, Carven’s seasonless slingback booties and Isabel Marant’s Sgt. Pepper-style buttoned boots, here are the top 20 most-talked-about shoes from the fall ’15 collection.