Brigitte Bardot first wore it in 1957, and now the Chanel two-tone shoe is making a comeback
As synonymous with Chanel as the quilted handbag, the beige and black two-tone slingback pump has graced the feet of screen icons, first ladies and supermodels since Coco Chanel first conceived it in 1957. Since then Chanel has made the two-tone its own, with various incarnations from the black and white ballerina slipper worn by Daria Werbowy to the more recent two-tone espadrille from 2013/14 Cruise.
And now the original square heel beige and black slingback is back (well, almost - some dimensions have been revised), care of Karl Lagerfeld's Fall-Winter 2015/16 ready to wear collection. Every model in the show strode out wearing a pair - sheer proof of its versatility. "The slingback has become the most modern shoe and makes the legs look beautiful," says Lagerfeld. Far be it from us to question the King.
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The sought-after style is available in Chanel boutiques this month, after a painstaking process that requires over 75 steps by the Chanel artisans at the house's Roveda factory in Italy. See who's a fan in our gallery above (hint: pretty much everyone worth their Chanel 2.55).