These Stars Got a Head Start on Fall’s Big Platform Shoe Trend

Platform shoes are back in a big way for fall ’19 — and lots of A-listers already got a start on the trend.

The trend is wide-reaching, and stars have tested out all sorts of platforms — from boots to sandals to pumps. The ultra-tall shoes have appeared on both streets and the red carpet.

Britney Spears gave the trend a go for her first red carpet of the year, the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in July. The pop star wore a red frock by Nookie with strappy black platform sandals.

Britney Spears, red dress, platform sandals, red carpet, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' film premiere, Arrivals, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - 22 Jul 2019Wearing Nookie
Britney Spears in a Nookie dress and platform sandals.
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Lena Dunhan opted for similar black platform sandals on the red carpet at the London premiere of the same film. The “Girls” star teamed her Jimmy Choo heels with a feathered, sequined gown by 16Arlington.

Lena Dunham, 16Arlington dress, feathers, sequins, jimmy Choo platform sandals, celebrity style, poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK premiere for Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, at a central London cinemaUK Premiere of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, London, United Kingdom - 30 Jul 2019
Lena Dunham at the “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” premiere in London.
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Ava Max tried platforms with sky-high, Lady Gaga-esque proportions for an August appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel.” Max teamed her soaring silver boots with a shiny blue jacket and a Saint Laurent handbag.

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Ava Max arriving at Jimmy Kimmel.
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Another more inventive take on the platform came courtesy of Tessa Thompson. The actress opted for brogues with the extra height at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in L.A. this June. She paired the menswear-inspired shoes with a silver Thom Browne blazer dress.

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Tessa Thompson wearing Thom Browne at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
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Flip through the gallery to see more celebrities in platform shoes, including Gabrielle Union and Sofia Vergara.

Watch the video below to see Iris Apfel weigh in on shoe trends.

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