Chicago got it’s first measurable snowfall yesterday, so winter wear is on my mind. I was browsing the Met’s database yesterday and found this pair of snow boots by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel from fall/winter 1993–94. I couldn’t help but laugh.
There’s little practical about these, and they certainly don’t rely on subtly. Coco Chanel’s focus was dressing the modern, liberated woman. Unfortunately, I can’t say that Lagerfeld is consistently holding up that practice.