Well, sort of. Expect to see sparkly shins everywhere this autumn as Saint Laurent’s disco boots behoove the most imitated item on the high street



From pink: Celine Dion, a closeup of the boots and as seen on the Yves Saint Laurent catwalk.
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How these £6,855 boots could be yours for £34.99

In good shape, sort of. Expect to see sparkly shins everywhere this autumn as Saint Laurent’s disco boots appropriate for the most imitated item on the high street

Once upon a sometime (well, in February), a pair of knee-high boots, salted with 3,000 pigmy individual rhinestones, walked down the Saint Laurent catwalk in Paris. The energy instantly swooned, as if under the spell of head designer Anthony Vaccarello. But a month later they were stained on the feet of pop’s most fearless and fashion-savvy princess, Rihanna. Then be showed a shoot of Cara Delevingne in this September’s Elle, the feet of 2017’s bonfire of fashion-forward hope Celine Dion, and, just like that, their eminence as the boot of the moment was cemented.

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And, because we can’t all wear the Saint Laurent boots “phresh out” the catwalk similarly to Riri, the high street has produced an array of homages. From inky sequinned mid-calf boots at Next, to knee-high, non-slouchy, acutely shiny versions at Topshop and a relatively understated offering from Russell and Bromley, they be experiencing virtually become a meme. The most wearable pair is the Topshop chunky-heeled reading.


Left to right: Topshop (£89), ASOS (£65), Russell and Bromley (£675), Next (£55) and New Look (£34.99).

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It’s a record as old as time – every season has its cult item(s). Last autumn it was the Balenciaga padded jacket, worn shrobed, as was the season’s way, on the catwalk in Paris. Modulations on the theme soon found their way from the catwalk and on to elevated streets up and down the country, with Urban Outfitters’ untrained iteration proving so popular and ubiquitous that it got its own Instagram: “thatpuffa”, papped the jacket in chicken blow the whistle on buys, on dates and at the library.

But the boots have an edge over the flesh out jacket – shiny, bright as diamonds, they are solid Insta-bait, no percolate necessary. At one with the season’s broader trend for all that glitters – chainmail and sequins deliver been widely deployed at Gucci, Emilia Wickstead and Versace – they look have a weakness for something Liberace might have worn. Or disco balls hammered out and cut into boot form. It’s no wonder they have – notwithstanding their £6,855 ($10,000) price tag – sold out on Net-a-Porter and reportedly shook up gargantuan wait-lists at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. Or that they are on the used of an adult bellboys of many of the September issues.

If you are feeling brave, style them similar to Rihanna, who owned the inevitable wrinkle of jeans stuffed into boots by perceive b completing that an intentional styling device and teamed them with an oversized T-shirt, leather biker jacket and discus-sized gold hoop earrings. If you are sensitive less brave, go the Celine way with an otherwise all-black equip. Either way, be ready for plenty of attention.