Elie Saab is not particularly known for delivering the most memorable shoe statements. After all, who can see past those va-va-voom gowns, embellished to the nth degree? But at today’s showing, the designer certainly offered shoes worthy of a second look.
A striking crushed velvet and gilded jacquard-textured heel was offered in two heights: low and high block. The uppers took on a adorable circular shape while t-bars were done in fine chain-work and featured golden ankle strapping. There were also intricate beaded lace peep-toe booties.
While hemlines were mostly on the floor-sweeping side, sheer paneling and tulle-a-plenty helped ensure that flashes of the footwear could be seen. And for good reason. Let’s hope Saab continues this new emphasis on below-the-ankles glamour for seasons to come.
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