Chanel Snow Boots

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.


  1. Karen Herbaugh says:

    J-I’ve never thought that Karl Lagerfeld followed Chanel’s idea of fashion either. I always thought she would be rolling in her grave! Those boots are hilarious.

    • jacqueline says:

      Yes! Chanel’s vision was to unburden a woman and create a wardrobe that she could move, work, and play in. Simplicity reigned with hints of masculinity. I can’t imagine she’d be interested in these boots at all. I think she would think they were gaudy.

  2. Ellie says:

    I saw the picture and I was like “oh, she is not going to tell us she bought those, is she?” Those are so ugly. Can we get some cute snow boot recommendations, pretty please? Preferably that work for bike commuters…

    • jacqueline says:

      Oh heavens! I can’t believe you thought I’d buy those. A. not enough dollars in my wallet, and B. heavens, they are ugly!
      I’ve got two pairs of boots for snow. Heavy-duty clunkers for major inches that probably aren’t good for biking, and chic rain slip-ons from Loeffler Randall for a light dusting of snow. Probably good for biking. And they are half off right now!

Speak Your Mind