60 Years On, Chanel’s Slingback is Still Very Hot.
Chanel’s Ballerina, or flats, debuted in 1984.
Chanel’s slingback now comes in different colors and materials.
Designed in 1957 by Coco Chanel, the two-tone shoes, which initially were a slingback, were inspired by the men’s bi-coloured shoes.
Originally, the two-toned Cap toe shoe were made in beige with a black toe. The beige was intended to lengthen the leg and the black toe to shorten the foot. The 5 cm heel ensured stability and comfort for the wearer. No wonder the shoe was referred to as the “height of elegance”.
The Chanel ballerina – or flats as they are often called, is a derivative from the two- toned slingback. They debuted in 1984 and were first worn by French model Inès de la Fressange.
For the A/W Season 2015 Karl Lagerfeld re-invented the slingback by sending his models parading down the Paris Fashion Week catwalk in matching two-tone slingbacks. The models wore the Cap Toe slingback with every look, cementing the idea that the slingback could be worn with just about everything.
Every season, a new iteration comes out and immediately they sell out.
1957 introducerades Chanels klassiska, tvåfärgade slingback sko, även kalla Cap Toe. Ursprunget var beige med svart tå där den beiga foten bidrog till att förlänga benet och den svarta tån förkortade foten. Ballerina skon kom senare, 1984.