Gabrielle Chanel invented the two-tone shoe, some sixty years ago, creating fashion waves for the modern woman. Defined by its leg-lengthening beige shoe, foot-flattering black toe cap and all-day/all-night comfort square 5cm heel, this shoe was appropriate anywhere a modern woman might find herself.
Dubbed "the height of elegance," by Mademoiselle Chanel herself, the style retains its title to this day...
Under Karl Lagerfeld's equally inventive and practical spirit, the design continues its timeless appeal. Having experienced a major stint in the spotlight at Lagerfeld's Autumn/Winter 15 collection presentation in Paris, the creative director paired every single outfit, from leather trousers, tweed day skirts and evening looks, with the versatile shoe, revived in a smart slingback style.
Now Chanel, presents a series of cinematic tributes to the shoe, showing them in a modern light – The Slingback Stories. Follow the adventures of Karl Lagerfeld's two-tone slingbacks from day to night, at home and out-and-about in the videos above and below. Plus dip your toes into their historical and sartorial background via the galleries below.