Chanel’s Couture Flip-Flops

July 9, 2014 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Chanel Couture Fall 2014 runway, flip flops on the runway

Haute couture and flip-flops are an unlikely high-low pairing, like champagne and sliders. However, at Chanel’s Versailles-meets-Le-Corbusier-themed fall 2014 show Karl Lagerfeld sent his models in a dressed up take on the thong sandal. The shoe was designed by the house’s footwear director Laurence Dacade and features signature chain straps and ribbon ankle wraps to minimize the inelegant slapping sound. Many wonder since the World Cup in Rio is in play, was this a hat tip to Havaianas, Brazil’s most famous footwear export?

–Rachel Bogo

Source: WWD

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