Coco Chanel famously remarked that fashion begins from the bottom up. While the bottom she referred to was the streets, for this post we’re going to reinterpret it to mean the shoes (I think CC would understand and even encourage it), oui?coco-chanel

Instead of our usual, clothes-focused show review (and because I’ve got a *serious* shoe itch this week), we’re going to do something a little different and round-up of some of the fabulous shoes featured in last week’s Spring 2009 Paris shows. The Fashion Bomb gives you:

Paris Fashion Week: Les Shoes

And who better to lead off than the House that Chanel built?
Chanel: playful and feminine, with touches of maribou, lace, sheer. A very 1940s feel, no?

Louis Vuitton: tribal and eye-catching. Shoes like these MUST be the focal point of your outfit in order to pull them off.

Givenchy: I can’t take my eyes off the green metallic pump. Just fierce.

Christian Dior: What do you think of the fertility doll heels that caught everyone’s eye? Hmmm…

Viktor & Rolf: One of my favorite designers, they didn’t disappoint with distinctive, funky shoes.

Giambattista Valli: modern and sexy. The platform soles remind me of my beloved Marni from two seasons ago.

Christian Lacroix: full of bows and charms, like wearing treats on your feet.

Yves Saint Laurent: a bit high-concept. The ankle-strap ones are growing on me the more I look at them, though.

Dries Van Noten: another of my faves, these shoes deviate a bit from his normal minimalist style and have a bit of a tribal feel, too.

Favorites? Disappointments? Weigh in!
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