VOGUE Essentials: Heels
Vogue Essentials: Heels explores the power of the indefinable mystique about high-heeled shoes in its many forms with a hit parade from the pages of British Vogue – from a delicate Dior Kitten heel and a lo channel slingback to a vertiginous Saint Laurent stiletto and an erotic heeled boot from Balenciaga.
There is an indefinable magic, mystique and fascination about high-heeled shoes that defies all understanding or logic. How can you explain that the simple act of pointing your toes and gently slipping them into a pair of towering heels can be such a powerful experience physically, psychologically and emotionally? As British Vogue has charted over the last hundred years, by stepping into a pair of heels, a woman’s personality is instantly transformed.
Divided into the categories of Fancy Footwork, Enduring Classics, Step Up and Rainbow Heels, British Vogue’s archive of fashion photos has been plundered to showcase the most beautiful, memorable, rule-breaking and trend-setting heels to be photographed in its 100-year history.