Zac Posen Just Made This "Basic" Shoe Trend Cool Again

Lauren Eggertsen

"For spring 2017, I envisioned a collection with the craftsmanship I am known for but made in technical fabrics to give it an airy, feminine, transparent, and modern feel." Who better to say it than Posen himself? Known for his elegance, clean lines, and unthinkable structures, it came as a surprise to many as he paired every single one of his S/S17 runway looks with gladiator sandals (even the evening gowns!).

Now, this shoe style is one that can often get grouped into being "basic" because it's been stereotyped as a festival must-have and denim cut-offs' best friend across the board. Posen quickly disproved that stereotype, however, as he effortlessly turned gladiator sandals into something so refined they didn't look a hair out of place when paired with those three final evening gown looks. Leave it to Zac Posen to re-define elegance in a way that no one has before, and that is pleasantly accessible. I guess it's time to whip out your old pair of gladiators—they are officially a spring shoe staple. 

Keep reading to see the full collection, and be sure to shop current Zac Posen pieces here.

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