February 19th, 2017
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It’s no secret that I’m a block-heel fanatic and I still wear my Gucci Marmonts and Valentino Tan-Gos all the time, but for spring, I want a kitten-heel slingback. The 90s cult classic has been a street style-staple for a few seasons and was on the Dior and Vetements (in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik) SS17 runways. A navy pair with cropped jeans would be very chic, indeed.

Gianvito Rossi slingbacks- navy, denim, white, black satin, black patent, tan, red, pale pink, purple, and green


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  • Slingbacks with pants is tricky unless the pants are cropped. Always stepping on the pant hem.

    Melanie SteinemannFebruary 20th, 2017  9:06 AM

  • Oh how I wish you hadn’t flagged these up lol! Gianvito Rossi is my investment shoe brand of choice – love his designs and they are comfortable. Really don’t want to splurge but my resistance will be low…

    Actually I have a lovely pair of lilac suede Jimmy Choo slingbacks from the 90s that are still wearable. They may suffice.

    Jill, GlasgowFebruary 20th, 2017  9:07 AM

  • I really love the denim pair.

    KathyFebruary 20th, 2017  11:44 AM

  • I just got my old prada’s repaired. What are your thoughts on rockstud kitten heels. I haven’t been reaching for them in a while, may need to that again.

    ameeFebruary 20th, 2017  11:52 AM

  • Love these slingbacks! But my ankle anatomy is such that the strap does not stay up, regardless of the maker. So I stick with an ankle strap.

    RebeccaFebruary 20th, 2017  12:07 PM

  • Thanks for the heads up. Pulling my navy Manolos out today!

    Betsy AmesFebruary 20th, 2017  12:17 PM

  • Preston, you mentioned your Gucci Marmonts.. what is your color of choice?
    I wish GR made the sling backs in black leather!
    Love a pretty kitten heel!

    CarrieFebruary 20th, 2017  12:21 PM

  • I have the Gucci Marmonts in black and brown calf and wear them both often.

    PrestonFebruary 20th, 2017  12:30 PM

  • Flashback to my first pair of Manolo Blahnik’s! As a tall woman, I love a pair of sexy heels that are 3″ or shorter. Thanks again for another great recommendation!

    DianeFebruary 20th, 2017  1:24 PM

  • I adore a kitten heel, and I am not willing to walk on anything higher. Like good jewelry, they go with everything from jeans to ball gown. NM and Bergdorf tell me they don’t have Manolo’s ‘Carolyne’ on order for the the coming fall season. Perhaps we all contact them and make a courteous demand?

    PaulaFebruary 20th, 2017  3:50 PM

  • So cute! Alas, I just gave in and bought Chanel Coco block-heel slingbacks after coveting them for two years so feel committed to block-heel for the foreseeable future.

    NikFebruary 21st, 2017  1:55 PM


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