When Alber Elbaz famously delayed the start of his spring show for Lanvin so that models who struggled through the rehearsal could switch from dangerously high metal stilettos into flats, he elevated his already lofty pro-real-woman image to cult status. Toss off those heels, ladies! Be who you are! Be comfortable in your fashion skin — and in your shoes!
The critics, this one included, swooned; one absolutely buys into the conviction of Elbaz’s last-minute decision. That said, his dazzling flat sandals, shiny and bejeweled, were part of a major runway trend toward, dare we say it, sensible shoes. Yes sensible shoes, a phrase that has long sent shudders down the hyper-bony backs of fashion’s most outré consumers.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)