Another pair of beautiful, subtle Lanvin shoes that I love – big surprise, right? Well, maybe subtle isn’t exactly the word, but you have to admit that next to yesterday’s hot pink Givenchy disaster, almost anything would seem deserving of the term. Objectively, the Lanvin Ombre Python Ankle Strap Pumps are glamourous in all of the right ways without screaming too hard for attention.
The star of the show, obviously, is the very careful ombre effect applied to the metallic python. The shoes looks like they’re reflecting a softly glowing fire, so much so that I can almost feel the heat coming off of them. Or maybe they’re actually gorgeous enough to have become their own energy source?
Indeed, it’s the details that make this shoe (and many of Lanvin’s pieces) so special. The last section of the heel is gold metal instead of laquer, reflecting the fact that the slightly undersized platform is also not the same material as the rest of the shoe. (It’s wood, in keep with the feeling of fire.) The last detail, of course, is the python ankle strap – its inclusion probably means that this shoe won’t be flattering on some leg shapes, but it gives the pumps a decidedly French flair that fits the brand so perfectly. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1735