Twiggy did it. So did Jane Birkin. And now Alexa Chung's on board

We're talking strapping on a pair of Mary Janes and hitting the high street wearing the shoe of the season. Recently our style cues have heralded from the '70s, but - blame it on #throwbackthursday - '60s-era style icons Twiggy and Jane Birkin, mega fans of the classic Mary Jane, are sending us back another decade, at least as far as our feet are concerned.

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Fast forward to 2015 and the MJ is making a comeback via the It-girls of today. Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger have all been spotted doing fancy footwork in either flat or heeled Mary Janes. The fabric of the season? Super-soft velvet. Here's our edit of the best Mary Janes to buy now:

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