Just call it the Lanvin effect!
Flats were all over the Spring 2011 runways, noticeably so at the French house, where Alber Elbaz's mantra started a revolution of comfortable shoes for spring. After models at his runway show couldn't keep their balance in the towering heels provided, the designer had the girls switch to flats.
He said, 'Damn it with image. You can be stubborn and go after an image, but I'm not an image-maker; I'm a dressmaker. If you don't feel good in something, you don't look good with it.'
Even Arianna Huffington put her foot down revealing to Elle 'my aspiration is to end my life entirely in flats. I feel so much more comfortable if I can walk around without being in pain.' (The Media guru even went on the record admitting that her biggest fashion regret was a pair of brown suede Manolo Blahnik boots)
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