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as a sleek, sophisticated punctuation point to Raf Simons’ futuristic take on couture  that dipped in and out of historical references like Marie Antoinette ball gowns, Edwardian frock coats and NASA silk taffeta flight suits.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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