The Classic Chanel Piece That's Becoming a Modern Must Have
In 1957, Gabrielle Chanel introduced the two-tone slingback shoe; 58 years later Karl Lagerfeld brought it back on the runway for Fall '15. Now, you can't flip through a set of street style photos from Fashion Week without seeing it on the heels of fashion insiders and editors everywhere, proving that what's old is new again. In fact, it's this season's hottest shoe.
More than 50 years later, we're all wearing (or lusting after) the same pair of shoes that was sought after by the style set in the late 1950s. So, while we're all clamoring for trends, our wallets often tested by fast fashion, there's something to be said for quality craftsmanship and a simple, time-honored design. Herein, there's plenty of good reasons to fall for the legendary Chanel shoe ($800), from the leg-lengthening design (the two-tone design shortens the foot and elongates the leg line), not the least of which is seeing everyone else showing it off with a fresh 2015 twist. Just scroll through and try not to be tempted — but if you are, you can give in, knowing these never go out of style.