Christian Louboutin Duvette Pumps, $675 via Net-a-Porter
Even people who aren’t big Louboutin fans (if those people really do exist, which they might not) have to admit that the designer does an impeccable job of setting a mood. Even with a relatively simple shoe like the Christian Louboutin Duvette Pumps, Louboutin expertly transports us to whatever era he desires, and this one’s a couple decades gone.
When I envision screen sirens in the era of the studio system, I imagine them in slinky evening gowns with mink stoles, smoking cigarettes in long holders and wearing shoes just like these. While this particular structure may not fit with the era, the combination of black and gold in a va-va-voom shape absolutely does. For the modern wear, a design like this will pair perfectly with the girlish flapper silhouettes that are on their way in to style. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $675.