The Party Shoe Style A-Listers Are Wearing 24/7

Saint Laurent's Candy shoes—a stacked, retro platform sandal first introduced when the former creative director, Hedi Slimane, was still heading up the Parisian fashion house—has been a consistently popular piece for fashion buyers over the past year. They defied all of the shoe ideals at the time of their inception: Heels were lowering dramatically, and sneakers had been established as a frontrunner in the wardrobes for the style-aware. Then along came these stompy disco numbers to buck the trend.

Since first hitting shop-floors, they've become a constant presence within the brand's seasonal line-ups, arriving in yet more colourways and now even heights. Yes, they are now stacked more vertiginously than the original five-inch version.

Alexa Chung wore a pair just the other night for her Archive by Alexa launch, and with a sassy tiger-print dress from the M&S collection in question, she looked quite the Studio 54 throwback. She's not the only A-lister taking a pair of platform sandal to parties, red carpets and street style moments alike: From Kendall Jenner to Rosamund Pike, Jenna Coleman to Laura Bailey, stacked heels are set to be this party season's biggest trend—in every way.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.