Top 10 Shoes From Paris Couture Spring 2016 Collections

1. Chanel
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.

Chanel Couture Spring 2016
Chanel Couture spring ’16 show in Paris.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni.

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.

Maison Margiela Couture Spring 2016 Collection
Maison Margiela Couture spring ’16 collection.
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3. Valentino
Gold hammered jewelry adorning bare feet was the epitome of “free-spirited.”

valentino couture spring 2016
Valentino’s spring ’16 couture collection.
CREDIT: Giovanni Giannoni/Fairchild.

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.

Elie Saab Couture Spring 2016
Elie Saab Couture spring ’16 combat boots.
CREDIT: Delphine Achard.

5. Armani Privé
Sugar-coated whimsy extended to sweet, low-vamp bowed flats, worn with sparkling sockettes.

Giorgio Armani Prive Couture Spring 2016 Show
Giorgio Armani Privé Couture spring ’16 collection.
CREDIT: Delphine Archard.

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.

Christian Dior Couture Spring 2016
Backstage at the Dior Couture spring ’16 show.
CREDIT: Delphine Achard.

7. Schiaparelli
Blanc boots added modernist zeal (and a bit of breathing room) to this offbeat show.

Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2016
Schiaparelli Couture spring ’16.
CREDIT: REX/Shutterstock.

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.

Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2016
Giambattista Valli Couture spring ’16.
CREDIT: Delphine Achard.

9. Atelier Versace
Donatella traded in her usual hefty footwork for sleek stilettos that put the focus on the house’s ever-leggy looks.

Atelier Versace Couture Spring 2016
Atelier Versace Couture spring ’16.
CREDIT: Stephane Feugere.

10. Jean-Paul Gaultier
Punky boots and creepers got a cool black-tie makeover with glistening finishes.

Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2016
Jean-Paul Gaultier Couture spring ’16.
CREDIT: REX/Shutterstock.

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