With four pairs of shoes I can travel around the world.

Gabrielle Chanel once said “With four pairs of shoes I can travel around the world.” From that modest revelation, the 1957 boot became “the height of elegance”, with its sleek strap across the heel and timeless silhouette.
Mademoiselle herself wore the boots — that were kept for personal use until later — to stroll around the grounds of the castle where the horseback rider and racecourse aficionado rode. From pairing it with her tweed suits to her strolls in the countryside, the fashion icon never lets go of the boots. Although Coco kept her boots a secret for her own personal life, the legendary Karl Lagerfeld has commemorated them on the runway over the seasons. From the motorcycle look Gabrielle adorned to the transformation into thigh-highs in the F-W 05/06 collection, without forgetting about the iconic two-toned design, Lagerfeld has honoured these boots through style and comfort, color and texture. Embellished with chains, softened by lace, embroidery, or bows, these boots are the embodiment of his creativity.

 

The Chanel boot takes an urban, almost streetwear look this season, with its two-tone suede and satin combination. Elegant as ever and comfortable, the boot hits mid-calf, where the signature Gabrielle Chanel makes a subtle appearance, seemingly engraved in the material. The iconic, never-changing black toe cap can be combined with teal, royal blue, brick red, grey, or burgundy suede calfskin, capturing once and for all the essence of French fashion. With its low square heel and squared toe cap, Chanel the boot is to be worn for many, many years to come.

 

The Chanel Fall-Winter 17/18 pre-collection will be available in boutiques starting Monday July 17th 2017.

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