Sculptural cork wedges with signature cap toes had all the makings of another hit shoe for the brand, following the success of its reissued slingbacks. Models Gigi and Bella Hadid looked right at home in the modish dollhouse set.
2. Maison Margiela
Designer John Galliano’s second Artisanal collection was again rife with unexpected, eye-popping flourishes, such as silk foulard boots and nouveau airbrush finishes.
4. Elie Saab
How to kick couture up a notch? Just add combat boots. Instead of steel toes, these 20 eyelets delivered the heavy metal via dripping fringe.
5. Armani Privé
Sugar-coated whimsy extended to sweet, low-vamp bowed flats, worn with sparkling sockettes.
6. Christian Dior
Raf Simons has bidden adieu, but house shoe designer Francesco Russo is still in the mix. It was all about the ankles, with material-wrapping and twists of chain to match the louche mood.
Blanc boots added modernist zeal (and a bit of breathing room) to this offbeat show.
8. Giambattista Valli
Consistency was the name of the game, with the same ladder-strap stilettos making their way from the ready-to-wear collection.
9. Atelier Versace
Donatella traded in her usual hefty footwork for sleek stilettos that put the focus on the house’s ever-leggy looks.
10. Jean-Paul Gaultier
Punky boots and creepers got a cool black-tie makeover with glistening finishes.