THE RE­VIVAL

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An ac­com­plished eques­trian and rac­ing en­thu­si­ast, Coco Chanel’s rid­ing boots have long been an icon to the mai­son. Since 1958, the cou­turier would pair them with tweed suits, and later in 1966, a pair com­mis­sioned by Mas­saro were talked about in Women’s Wear Daily. “My an­kles swell a lit­tle and with these boots, you can’t see a thing! One day we’ll do them for the col­lec­tion,” the late founder con­fided to Ray­mond Mas­saro. While Made­moi­selle Chanel never had the op­por­tu­nity to in­clude them in her col­lec­tions, Karl Lager­feld reg­u­larly hon­oured them over the years. This sea­son, the Chanel boot takes up an ur­ban aes­thetic; swathed in pa­tent leather or lurex, its sparkling fab­ric shim­mers like a con­stel­la­tion of di­a­monds in the Chanel galaxy.

Boots, Chanel Made­moi­selle Chanel, photographed by Rizzo in 1959

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