Chanel ballet flats: because they are the best investment you can make
We have already announced the return of dancers with the season Spring Summer 2021, explaining that they will also be the protagonists of extremely contemporary reinterpretations and combinations. And we’ve talked several times about how much you love these shoes with easy elegance, beyond the fashion seasons, ever since they sported style icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn. But Chanel designer dancers are much more. Iconic and timeless, because they are linked to the heritage of the maison, as well as very comfortable, they will never go out of style. You can see it not only on the catwalk, but also in street style looks: they are always present. That’s why Chanel ballet flats are among the footwear to invest in.
Chanel creative director Virginie Viard has relaunched them with the Cruise 2019 2020 show, making them bold and modern. As? Playing with the iconic codes of the maison and offering them in many versions: quilted, decorated with chains or camellias or the iconic double C, with bows and straps; in silk satin, velvet, lace, PVC, tweed, suede, metallic or patent leather, one or two-tone, and also with bold prints and combinations. There is one for every style and occasion.
How to wear Chanel ballet flats today
In street style fashion, there are those who wear them with Chanel outfits complete with tweed balzers, and those who, on the other hand, wear them in a contemporary version with unexpected combinations.
There Spring Summer 2021 pre-collection by Chanel offers them in two-tone, black and white versions, or illuminated by gold leather. In the first case, the ensemble is super chic: they are flaunted with tweed suits and blazers. In the second, where they are combined with crop tops and printed micro shorts, the allure is more girlish and easy.
Chanel dancers: story of an icon, from Coco to Karl
“With four pairs of shoes, I can travel the world”, is one of the most famous phrases Gabrielle Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld, a year after his arrival at the head of the fashion house, gave substance to this idea: and, for the Spring Summer 1984 Ready-to-Wear collection, he was inspired by the two-tone slingback décolleté launched by Gabrielle Chanel in 1957, giving life to what would immediately become an iconic element of the maison: the dancer. Soft, beige with a black tip, it was worn by Inès de la Fressange in an advertising campaign shot by Helmut Newton. “Inspired by the world of dance so dear to Gabrielle Chanel – who especially advocated comfort and freedom of movement – the ballerina is today a fundamental item of Chanel’s stylistic grammar. When the designer appropriated masculine codes with the tweed jacket and the striped jersey sweater, she prefigured the entry of this flat, elegant and comfortable décolleté “, explained the house. Since then, every season has its own variation: the ballerina is now a constant in the Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear collections.
Inès de la Fressange in the advertising campaign shot by Helmut Newton in 1984
Haute Couture Collection Fall Winter 1986 1987
Spring Summer 1995 Collection
Spring Summer 2008 Collection