A floral-printed party frock with big skirt paired with mannish oxford shoes? Why not said Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. Through most of the 52 looks he sent down the runway — tailored coat dress, silk slip dress with fur stole, feathery confections, a leather jacket spliced with fur, a floral track suit, and a few studies on the LBD — these were paired with female versions of men’s oxfords shoes. Gone are the incredibly high heels that even the models sometimes couldn’t walk in. Perhaps a return to sensible shoes is afoot.
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