Foot Forward

Dior’s Fall 2014 Couture foot appeared as a sleek, sophisticated punctuation point to Raf Simons’ futuristic take on couture ¬†that dipped in and out of historical references like Marie Antoinette ball gowns, Edwardian frock coats and NASA silk taffeta flight suits. The collection seemed ultra-light and wearable, devoid of too many bells and whistles which can be the all too common mistake in couture design, giving it a matronly, overwrought feel. But not here, not at Simons’ Dior.

Sharply pointed toes, curvaceous aerodynamic heels and backs that climbed high, past the heel and ankle created a linear look that crossed a stately Renaissance court shoe with a perfectly poised 21st Century pump.

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