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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
We love autumn — the changing leaves, the new fall booties — but we're over frantic weather like it's last month's pastry craze. We've had enough of bundling up for brisk mornings then stripping sweaty layers by the afternoon, and especially those erratic rainy days with winds that seem intent on destroying every read
Flash Tats. By now the name has probably appeared in your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook feed at least once. Next to a glowing tan, they were THE must-have item last summer. And, they pretty much singlehandedly made temporary tattoos a (very fancy) thing again.
If you were one of the many who embraced this trend read