NO sooner had they swished down Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2018 runway, had Anthony Vaccarello’s feathered boots become the shoes on every editor, buyer and celebrity’s new-season wish list.
Naturally Rihanna was the first to slip on the new incarnations of the sparkly, slouchy knee-highs that caused a storm last season, and which are affectionately being dubbed “yeti boots”. Posing in a Paris hotel room just days after they had debuted on the runway, the popstar posted her white plumed knee-highs on Instagram with no caption at all. A feathered frenzy ensued.
Fast forward to this weekend and it was Naomi Campbell’s turn to show off Saint Laurent’s quill power. The Vogue contributing editor shared an Insta snap of her wearing a fluffy black pair over jeans and a white shirt from Riccardo Tisci’s latest collection for Nike. The caption? Simply #mood.
Toting fresh-off-the-catwalk creations first might be a form of fashion currency, but both Rihanna and Campbell show that you don’t need a red carpet to air items on. With a combined total of over 60 million Instagram followers, the yeti boots are becoming a celebrity in their own right. No captions needed.
See Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2018 collection below.