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Falls footwear trend marks the return of classic femininity, and (dare we say it?) the kitten heel.


While it’s true that what goes around comes around, it’s clear that fashion’s recycling process can take drastically longer for some styles than for others. Take pointed-toe pumps; though a current comeback trend, it’s not a look for which you can begrudge your mother for not keeping around. Instead, your grandmother may be the recipient of your fashion-focused wrath. Arguably at the peak of its popularity in the ’50s and ’60s, the prim and proper shape reappeared with vigor for the FW10 season; perfect timing, to say the least.

Beautiful simplicity ruled at Marc Jacobs, who showed his sharp shoes—which were anchored with either skinny or chunky kitten heels—with gray ankle socks. For Louis Vuitton, Jacobs’ takes on the trend were topped with structured, flat bows and stood on block-shaped heels. Finally, Miuccia Prada’s below-the-knee look consisted of skinny bows on winkle pickers and thick, woven knee-socks. The feminine combination was perfectly paired with beehive updos and full-figured models, both of which were of the most recurring and statement-making looks this season; in fact, for FW10, it’s safe to say that all things womanly roar (or, in some cases, purr).

Black Studded: Bakers “Fanta” pump available at
Teal Pleated: Carlos by Carlos Santana “Venetian” pump available at
Purple Platform: Bakers “Tenley” pump available at
Taupe Patent: Franco Sarto “Bail” pump available at


915_414.jpgBakers •À_Fanta•À_

916_414.jpgFranco Sarto •À_Bail•À_

917_414.jpgBakers •À_Tenley•À_

918_414.jpgFranco Sarto •À_Bail•À_


Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser | Additional photos courtesy of Brown Shoe

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