The new Chanel two-tone boot is debuted

THE classic two-tone style shoe from Chanel is back for the brand’s AW17/18 collection. First created by Gabriella Chanel herself back in 1957 in the style of a sling-back heel, the shoe was known as “the height of elegance”.

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Gabriella Chanel and the genesis of the two-tone boot

Throughout Chanel’s history the two-tone motif has appeared in many of the brand’s collections. Creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, has paid homage to the design in a majority of his shows reviving them in the SS84 RTW runway show. The design was also seen on boots in the AW91/92 and ‘96/97 collections. They became rain suitable for AW94/95 and were extended in length for the AW05/06 show as thigh boots.  SS06 saw the mid-calf leather boot which was also appeared in the house’s Haute Couture show and a faux fur adaptation of the two-tone style was created for AW10/11. A skinny, sock copy of the boot which was shown on the SS14 catwalk was the last time the Chanel two-tone boot was seen.

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Christy Turlington wearing the Chanel boot

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Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista debuting the Chanel motorcycle boot look

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The SS14 Ready-to-Wear collection

Just like Chanel N°5 and the quilted shoulder bag, the two-tone shoe is a staple in the Chanel wardrobe. And this AW17/18 version of the boots takes on a classic, Victorian style while remaining modern. The mid-calf boot looks rather comfortable, the satin and suede boot comes in a dark colour palette ranging from navy, beige, red, grey, blue, plum, dark teal and a raspberry pink. All paired with a solid black heel, sole and toe cap. The signature of Gabriella Chanel and the instantly recognisable logo embellishment adorned the top of the boot – simple yet effective.

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The beige two-toned boot for AW17/18

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The grey two-toned boot for AW17/18

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The red two-toned boot with Gabriella Chanel signature for AW17/18

Take a walk with Chanel − a video of the Chanel boots on the streets of Paris

The calfskin boots are available for purchase for Monday 17 July 2017 from all Chanel boutiques.

by Amrit Chana

For more information and to purchase the two-tone boots, please visit the Chanel website here.