Escada/ Photography by Tine Drefahl for ICONOfly, dary of a boot, 2008
after all, it is a truism that one doesn’t develop in quite the same way in riding boots as in high heels. As such, common sense must be observed where stylish effect is concerned in the art of wearing thigh-boots under an evening dress!
Coco Chanel was the first, in 1958, to have made by her bootmaker Massaro a pair of two-tone almost flat-heeled, calf-height ‘threequarter’ boots. She wore them, not with trousers, but with her famous little suits. This was a first! According to her, wearing them like this had the advantage of lengthening the silhouette …
Since then the boot has come a long way. Designers have transformed it into a super-sexy thigh-boot, they’ve used vinyl, velvet covered calfskin or embroidered denim; it has transmuted into a plumed ankle boot, a clumpy urban clodhopper or a lacecovered galosh. This is what was shown in 2007 at the ‘1001 accessories’ exhibition at the Hôtel Arturo Lopez, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.