Designer Shoes: Lanvin

Fashion month may have officially wrapped up, but we still aren’t ready to double-air-kiss goodbye the shoes we spied on the Paris catwalks. So grab a box of macarons and enjoy our little runway recap of the most stylish shoes that dazzled in the City of Light.

Oliver Rouesting successfully showed how the female lines and curves can be celebrated even while completely covered up. Legs gained extra mileage with stretch suede boots that seemingly went on forever. The stilettos boots paired with opaque tights highlighted the sexy female form, without the skin doing a peek-a-boo act.

Matching the shiny brocade jackets, lacy tops and elegant evening gowns were chic and cool lace-up ankle booties with sneaker-like gold lace holes, pumps with chunky criss-cross straps and flat boots with button and snap details at the back shaft.

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It was a great display of modern aesthetics on the Dior runway. Lace-up, pointed-toe boots got multiple treatments –croc and snakeskin with cut-out details make for awesome work-to-play shoes. Their ankle heel counterparts are just as fab with its laces and side strap combo. The color and print blocking action, mixing reptile prints with neutrals, make these stunning shoes a staple in your mixing and matching pursuits.

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For club kids who always just want to have fun. Zebra-striped pixie booties were adorned with studs and the buckled flats were worn with matching socks for an overall boot effect that screams, 80s.

Your oversized ski jacket can now either be paired with go-go boots in your neutral color of choice, or satin pumps encrusted with sparkly accoutrements. And if you want your legs to be entirely covered in print, there are thigh-high boots for you with matching coats.


Ricardo Tisci has basically turned boots into pieces of clothing. The slender and sleek design either stopped at the knee or higher until it covered the leg like a pair of bottoms. Some sported nude toneswhile others in an edgier python print, accented with leather uppers flashing orange or gold hues. Metal heels also had a unique conical shape with graphic patterned in-lays.

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It was the perfect mix of charm and chic. Low-block heels with a pointed toe in gray and white, make for the perfect professional shoe you can take to playtime as well. Leather pumps even got some leather trimmings and can definitely add a flirty and feminine touch to a power suit.

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Classic and demure, feminine and fancy –fitting for the Parisian high society. Black pumps got extra strappy with its ladder-style, gladiator form. Black pointy flats were cutesy with its bow detail at the cap –we say “Oui” to its subtle and charming elegance.

An equestrian theme would of course call for bucket hats with chinstraps and of course, riding boots. These tall riding boots with a cut-out detail at the ankle sported a wingtip brogue and dainty silver eyelets. In magenta, black, denim and gold, the boots were striking contrasts to the tweed jacket and coats draped with pearls.

The shoes perfectly matched the not-so basic, neutral color palette. A play on the classics –we are treated to heeled Mary Janes and strappy slingback sandals bedazzled with tiny crystals with matching ribbed socks. Then of course, the signature Rockstud ballet flats were also updated with the same iconic strap.

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The Louis Vuitton woman for fall is a heroine with style and attitude, plus a street cred to match. Nicolas Ghesquière presented lace-front combat boots in high-shine black or blue, or infused with the sporty details of kicks (now you get to know what it feels like to wear rubber shoes with heels).

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The concept of “less is more” did not exist on the Miu Miu runway. Suede boots and satin pumps were super fierce with their pin-thin heels. Even the back of the pumps were accented with bows on the back. Fur slides a.k.a. our dream bedroom slippers got a dose of sparkle, with its sprinkling of crystals and pearls. A standout piece and something worthy to be displayed inside a glass case would be the brocade pumps with a one-of-a-kind structural embellishment on the back.


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About the author: zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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Rita Ora wore Lanvin ankle-strap sandals to the 2014 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. These shoes are from the Spring ’14 collection featuring metallic snakeskin, thin ankle-strap, jeweled embellished toe strap and 114mm heel. They’re available in green at Lanvin.

She also wore a pleated long sleeve dress by Lanvin in absinth green metallic natté with a round neck, raw hem and back vent slit from the Spring 2014 collection.

Rita accessorized with purple smokey eye makeup which worked so well with her light brown eye color and complemented the purple accents in her dress. She also added a pale pink lip, a cocktail ring on almost every finger and carried a gold Jimmy Choo Cloud minaudière.

Check out more shoes spotted on Rita.

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Lupita Nyong’o wore Lanvin pumps to the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards held in NYC. They’re from the Fall 2010 collection featuring bright red satin, tapered platform and sculpted metal stiletto heel. You can find new styles at Nordstrom, LuisaViaRoma, Neiman Marcus and Lanvin.

The Kenyan actress and filmmaker also wore a Lanvin strapless cocktail dress in a white piqué techno rubber with a full tea-length skirt and ecru grosgrain trim from the Spring 2014 Blanche collection (you can find a similar design at Lanvin).

Lupita finished her look with an inky noir lipstick by MAC, Fred Leighton diamond flower dangle earrings and also carried a Lanvin embellished minaudière.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lupita.


Carey Mulligan wore Lanvin d’Orsay ankle-strap pumps to the premiere of ‘Inside Lleywn Davis’ during the 2013 New York Film Festival. These shoes are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black satin and mirrored silver tapered heel. We’ve also seen them on Saoirse Ronan. You can find new fall styles at Nordstrom, LuisaViaRoma and Lanvin.

She also wore a Pre-Spring 2014 halterneck dress by Alexander McQueen with a cut away waist and fully embellished gold leaf collar. Carey is gorgeous as a dark brunette and styled her long wavy locks into a centre-parted chignon. Her platform shoes are too clunky for this outfit; these Brian Atwood gold Cassandra pumps would have looked great.

Check out more shoes spotted on Carey.

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Kerry Washington wore Lanvin platform pumps to the ‘Scandal’ Season 2 Finale Party held in LA. These shoes are from the Spring 2012 collection featuring beige leather, hidden platform and wooden tapered heel. They’re available online at Nordstrom, Barneys and Lanvin.

She also wore a cream colored sleeveless frock with a grosgrain bow belt and carried a Lanvin Spring 2013 white snakeskin minaudière. Other accessories included gold earrings and a large clear quartz ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kerry.

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Emilia Clarke is featured in the March 2013 issue of GQ wearing Lanvin platform pumps. These shoes are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring black satin with a glitter & crystal encrusted sole. They’re available online in raspberry satin (on sale!) at Neiman Marcus & Marissa Collections.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star wore a black corset and high-waisted knickers. Emilia also wears including a vani silk-crepe dress by Altuzarra and Versace top.

Check out more photos from her feature, including a behind-the-scenes video and other shoes spotted on Emilia.

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Saoirse Ronan wore Lanvin d’Orsay ankle-strap pumps to the LA premiere of ‘The Host’. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring black satin and mirrored silver tapered heel. This style isn’t available online yet however you can shop new Spring 2013 arrivals at Nordstrom, LuisaViaRoma and Lanvin.

This two-tone burgundy & purple Lanvin Spring 2013 dress with a mini side slit was a perfect fit for the 18 yr. old actress. My only complaint is that her hair is a bit frizzy for a red carpet event.

Other accessories included a J/Hadley cross ring, one-of-a-kind rose gold, onyx & diamond earrings plus a stack of black rhodium faux diamond bangles – both by Emily Faith Collection.

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Emma Stone wore Lanvin platform pumps to ‘The Croods’ NYC premiere. These shoes are from the Spring 2012 collection featuring beige leather, hidden platform and tapered heel. They’re available online at Nordstrom and Lanvin.

She stuck with one of her go-to designers for the red carpet, Lanvin, wearing a black strapless dress from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Emma also added a short sleeve Lanvin floral accent top which made this LBD more daytime appropriate. Other accessories included a Lanvin Resort 2013 bronze heart and cloverleaf statement necklace.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Rose Byrne wore Lanvin platform pumps to the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring white leather with metallic gold trim, mirrored gold heel and removable ankle-strap. They’re available online at LuisaViaRoma and in holographic white python at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman. Rose first wore these pumps to the Chanel Pre-Oscars Dinner last week.

She looked beautiful in this Lanvin Été 2013 white cut-away body suit and silk crepe long skirt. Rose finished her look with a crystal-embellished satin clutch, grey ombré nails and cerise lip.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.



Jennifer Lopez was spotted wearing Lanvin ankle-strap pumps to the world premiere of ‘Parker’ held in NYC. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring white leather with metallic gold trim and mirrored gold heel. They’re available online at LuisaViaRoma and in holographic white python at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman.

She removed the white wool coat for the red carpet revealing a beautiful white strapless dress from the Lanvin Blanche Bridal collection. Jennifer also accessorized with several diamond rings and carried a Tom Ford Fall 2012 white croc minaudière

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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