The standout item of Anthony Vaccarello’s second collection for Yves Saint Laurent? Unquestionably the disco-worthy crystal slouch booties seen with a handful of looks. Rihanna, naturally, was the first person to be spotted in them off the runway, and they’ve already played a part in kicking off a trend of sparkly shoes.
However, they won’t be available to the general public for months, and, yet, there’s already a waitlist for the item, perhaps unsurprising considering the buzz they generated. Women’s Wear Daily reports that both Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman have customers clamoring for the boots, though neither department store would clarify how long those waiting lists are, but Saks said the names were “many.” Saks’ senior vice president, fashion director, Roopal Patel did confirm with the publication that it’s “the boot of the season” in retailers’ eyes. “There’s something to be said about glitz and glamour,” she said.
Once customers do get a chance to buy them, they’ll have to pony up for the reported price tag of $10,000-a-pair. One doesn’t expect shoes covered in 3,000 crystals each to come cheaply (even if those crystals don’t necessarily come with on-trend healing powers).
Those who want to avoid the waitlist but still snag the basic look can of course opt for the leather and suede versions of the slouchy boots that Vaccarello also showed in a handful of styles and colors. They may not be quite the statement piece, but they’re certainly on trend.
Still, waiting for the already Rihanna-approved originals is a small price to pay for some.
They’ll almost certainly bestow street style star status on to anyone who wears them next fashion week.
Or you can just settle for some other bejeweled shoe and take inspiration from the celebrities already rocking the trend below:
Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and More Love Wearing Glitter Shoes
Katy Perry arrived at Nickelodeon’s 23rd annual Kid’s Choice Awards in a pair of sparkly wedges that matchd her dress.
Paris Hilton attended 2006 American Music Awards in a ladylike pair of Mary Janes.
Selena Gomez supported then-boyfriend Justin Bieber at the premiere of his film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never in towering stilettos.
Hailee Steinfeld jazzed up an otherwise plain ensemble with a pair of silver pumps.
A fresh-faced Elle Fanning attended the 2011 Children of Chernobyl’s Children at Heart Gala in a sweet pink dress and matching heels.
Before she was an Academy Award winner, Emma Stone stopped by the 2011 National Board of Review Awards Gala in sparkly peep-toes.
In the midst of her Red world tour, Taylor Swift performed at JingleBall in silver oxfords.
Nicki Minaj wore a relatively toned down look, in a white mini-dress and towering platforms.
Harry Styles, center, stood out during One Direction’s Saturday Night Live Performance in Saint Laurent boots.
Hanne Gaby Odiele spiced up a classic LBD with hot pink, square-toed boots.
Blake Lively stepped out in New York City in a pair of iridescent pink boots.
Sarah Jessica Parker matched her cobalt blue dress with a pair of shoes by her own design.
Gigi Hadid dressed up denim earlier this year in a pair of gold Saint Laurent boots.
Rihanna nabbed a pair of Saint Laurent Fall 2017 slouch boots straight off the runway.
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