Fall 2012 Couture Shoe Trend: Gold Accents
Posted by on July 12, 2012 | 11:36 am EST

Couture season may not draw the same cacophonous attention as the ready-to-wear shows for they’re usually reserved for fashion’s most exclusive clienteles. Nevertheless, each presentation is still worth ogling at for their exceptional attention to detail that is not as accessible and prominent during the ready-to-wear seasons.

While the garments beamed with fantastical bead work and romantic lace adornments, the shoes were given an equally luxurious alteration. Just as diverse as the ostentatious ball gowns, some designers let their models slip into awkwardly-heeled pumps and the occasional bondage-ready pairs. Fashion Glamour however, took notice that amid the kaleidoscope of shoes, gold accents were the ones that commanded the most oohs and aahs from the front row viewers. We take a look at some of the most fascinating haute couture shoes to successfully embrace the glamorous trend without being dangerously tacky.

 Photo: iMAXtree.com/Alessandro Lucioni

At Georges Chakra’s couture show, the classic close-toed pumps received a sleek and shiny update with gold panels running in front of the platform. A vertical gold strip on the toe box also lends a nice contrast against the blue satin fabric that envelop the shoes. While these shoes won’t win the approval of the majority, we still think they’re one of the most beautiful designs throughout couture week.

 Photo: iMAXtree.com/Alessandro Lucioni

Ever the visionary that he is, Karl Lagerfeld made sure that the shoes complemented the “New Vintage” theme of his couture collection. As such, he sent his models to the catwalk wearing shoes that were distinctly retro yet surprisingly futuristic. The metallic cap toe and heel serve a refreshing architectural slant that counters the old lady vibe of the black leather.

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Elie Saab’s couture collection was all about girlish glamour, a concept that trickled down to the shoes he used. The label’s selection of peep-toe, ankle-strap sandals were as feminine as they could get with their glittery gold heels. Besides the nude shoe above, the collection also showed a bevy of flirty options in light pink, black, blue and one that is full-on gold.

 Photo: iMAXtree.com

At Jean Paul Gaultier’s menacing runway show, the label sent out models in chunky gladiator pumps that nicely contrasted its mostly dark and moody couture ensembles. Although the gold finish embodies the very concept of glamour, we’re a bit on the fence about the platform.

 Photo: iMAXtree.com/Alessandro Lucioni

It was perhaps the shoes down the Alexandre Vauthier catwalk that earned the most awes from the Fashion Glamour team for its downright chic design. Each pair beamed with sleekness as it combined the cap toe, transparent body and gold-toned heel cap trend to absolute elegance. While it can be a pain to look at, we’re still giving the most beautiful shoe title to these pairs.

Photos from iMAXtree.com

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