Kaia Gerber Just Wore the Timeless Heel Trend That French Women Swear By

Kaia Gerber wearing a black coat and pants with ballet pumps at SNL.

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As a supermodel, Kaia Gerber finds herself in Paris a lot, whether she's there to walk in a Valentino show or attend one for The Row. Because of that, it should come as no surprise that she's picked up a thing or two from the French fashion capital's seemingly endless source of stylish women, one of which she debuted following Ayo Edebiri's performance on Saturday Night Live.

At NBC Studios in New York City to support her friend (and fellow client of stylist Danielle Goldberg), Gerber wore a very laissez-faire combination of stretchy black trousers from one of her favourite brands Bleusalt, a matching wool coat, an "Ayo" graphic tee, and the best part, a pair of ballerina pumps just like the ones that French women buy on repeat from brands such as Repetto and Margaux. Her shoe of choice, which is essentially a ballet flat but with a micro heel, effortlessly dressed up the model's choice of lounge pants, something that the style is known to do with just about anything it's paired with. And since no-work pieces are paramount to the quintessential French-women fashion formula, it isn't hard to imagine why the easy and versatile alt for ballet flats has become a pivotal part of that equation.

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Kaia Gerber wearing a black coat and pants with ballet pumps at SNL.

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.