My clients are usually very open to wearing heels, as it elongates the figure, says stylist Philippe Uter, who has dressed Natasha Poly and Milla Jovovich at Cannes. The taller you are, the better a gown will look on the carpet, says Uter.
However hard that might be to believe ahem, remember the Off White Nikes at the Met gala! she says, I'm always looking for inspiration. When it came to the shoes, I really relied on the designers. The festival has a long standing, though unofficial, rule that women must wear heels on the carpet, and many saw Stewart's impromptu undressing as an act of defiance. I feel like you can't ask people that any more, Stewart said in 2017.
Despite selling out upon their initial release, you can still score them via pre order. My trick for formal evenings is to look for options with wider, curved heels like this Amina Muaddi pair. These pointy black leather slip on flats, covered in dozens of cut crystals, are impossible not to notice and it's even more impossible to pull your eyes away.
At The Row, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's timeless fall designs were paired with leather mules that were reminiscent of house slippers. Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen, both of which have a huge presence at Cannes, have been pushing combat boots and sneakers instead of dainty heels too. Of course, we've also been living through a pandemic, which has caused many people to retire heels for good after months of not wearing them.
In the recent resort 2022 collections, Lanvin dressed models in bright square toe sandals and Paco Rabanne kept the playful energy going with chunky platform variations of the popular silhouette.
To Andrew, trained as a cobbler, touching the Vara felt like treading on holy ground. Every season there's an It shoe worth dreaming about, an accessory trend we are totally captivated by, or simply something that prompts full on obsession. Being in France, there's a level of elegance that's encouraged expected, maybe.
In 2019, she broke up with her then sponsor Nike due to the circumstances related to her childbirth, sharing in a powerful New York Times op ed that she faced a 70 pay cut in her sponsorship because of it. Since I'm tough on mine and have worn through too many Gucci and Ferragamo versions to justify replacing them, I opt for a more affordable option.