BEST FOOT FORWARD
Salvatore Ferragamo, the gentleman responsible for the namesake label and for very efficiently furthering the limits of shoe design, made some incredibly interesting shoes well before there were hoards of street style photographers to fawn over them. Instead, Salvatore’s ideas are getting their cultish due today as they are reincarnated into new collections by his own label and others. As you can see above, it’s quite clear that the creatives at Yves Saint Laurent found plenty of inspiration in the Ferragamo archives for fall 2011.
Illustrations by Michelle Ricks, Top row: Archive collections (via SalvatoreFerragamo.com) Middle row: YSL Suede Cutout Wedge Ankle Boot – $1095 at Saks Fifth Avenue, YSL Suede T-Strap Wedge Sandal – $1995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, YSL Leather Lace-Up Wedge Ankle Boot – $1095 at Saks Fifth Avenue Bottom row: YSL Mettalic Leather and Suede Wedge – call for details at 212-980-2970, YSL Robyn Suede and Patent-Leather Wedge – $945 at Net-A-Porter.com