The 7 Most Beautiful Shoes of Paris Haute Couture Week

The most scintillating sandals and prettiest pumps of Paris Haute Couture week came from Chanel, Valentino, Alexandre Vauthier, Givenchy, Christian Dior and Armani Privé. Honorable mention goes to Schiaparelli. Read on to find out why.

Chanel

The white slippers with contrast black toe-caps as modeled by Kaia Gerber. Their V-shaped split evoked the décolleté of a corset and they came embellished with black bows like a tuxedo.

Chanel haute couture fall 2019.
Chanel haute couture fall 2019.
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Chanel Kaia Gerber, Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Kaia Gerber, Chanel Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Valentino

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s flights of fancy. Thanks to their clever transparent straps, both the bows and the soles of these vibrantly-hued sandals looked as though they were floating on the feet of Gigi Hadid and the rest of the Valentino cast.

Gigi Hadid, Valentino Haute Couture spring 2019.
Gigi Hadid, Valentino Haute Couture fall 2019.
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Valentino Haute Couture spring 2019.
Valentino Haute Couture fall 2019.
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Alexandre Vauthier and Amina Muaddi

Amina Muaddi’s flamboyant polka dot sandals. The dramatic monochrome ruffles were the perfect complement for Alexandre Vauthier’s exaggerated tailoring. These shoes were made for dancing.

Amina Muaddi for Alexandre Vauthier haute couture fall 2019.
Amina Muaddi for Alexandre Vauthier haute couture fall 2019.
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Alexandre Vauthier haute couture fall 2019.
Alexandre Vauthier haute couture fall 2019.
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Givenchy

This Perspex pump and fishnet stocking combo. Clare Waight Keller titled her collection ‘noblesse radicale’ which roughly translates as a radical aristocracy, ie one that isn’t bound by its traditional codes. QED.

Givenchy Haute Couture fall 2019.
Givenchy Haute Couture fall 2019.
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Givenchy Haute Couture fall 2019.
Givenchy Haute Couture fall 2019.
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Christian Dior

When you are, literally, wearing the Dior maison, a gladiator-sandal-meets-fishnet-stocking appears positively pedestrian. They had a trompe l’oeil effect in that while the mesh at the front was supersize, the back and sides were regularly proportioned.

Christian Dior Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Christian Dior Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Christian Dior Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Christian Dior Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Armani Privé

The jewel embellished pumps. The crystals on the ankle straps were echoed in the tiny crystal microdots embroidered on the mesh encasing the uppers like a veil.

Armani Privé Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Armani Privé Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Armani Privé Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Armani Privé Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Schiaparelli

The surreal stocking pants at Schiaparelli. Sure it wasn’t a shoe but the legwear by the maison’s new designer Daniel Roseberry wins a spot because a) we guarantee it will start a trend, and b) one version was embroidered with 80,000 crystals.

80,000 crystals went into this legwear. Schiaparelli Haute Couture, fall 2019.
80,000 crystals went into this legwear. Schiaparelli Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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Schiaparelli Haute Couture, fall 2019.
Schiaparelli Haute Couture, fall 2019.
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