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Before flatforms came the Spice Girls. Before them, disco. And before disco was Salvatore Ferregamo. And before him? The history of the platform shoe is long and storied, and it hasn't always been about fashion.
The sky-high shoe assisted royals in dodging Medieval muck, gave Greek thespians a much-needed boost on stage, and was actually outlawed at a certain point. Take a little trip with us as we walk (and hobble) through the history of the platform shoe. Trust — you'll never look at Litas the same way again.
Illustrations by Isabelle Rancier
Illustrated by Isabelle Rancier
The O.C. was an instant sensation when it premiered in August 2003. It also raised an important question: Who were these entitled teens basking in the sun and surf in California? Were they based on a blessed community of people who actually exist? Yes, that they were.
MTV heard our silent prayer and answered our read
Normally, when we happen across the word "salt" on a product's ingredient list, it's because we're holding one of our beloved beach sprays. The powerhouse compound (when diluted right) adds dry texture, a little grit, and nice waves — without us having to take a dip in the actual ocean. But, it turns out salt is in read