Camellia espadrilles by Chanel

Camellia espadrilles by Chanel

An ultra-luxury version of the famous Basque shoes, in soft leather dressed with Coco Chanel’s favorite flowers. To be inaugurated during a walk in the country on this Easter Monday.

Chanel’s camellia espadrilles

From the Pyrenees to Catalonia and now Paris, the espadrille is the ultimate summer shoe. Once only worn

on either side of the Pyrenees, these lightweight canvas shoes with rope soles gained popularity when Grace

Kelly wore them in The Hand in the Collar in 1955. For its spring-summer 2022 show, Chanel revisits these

famous shoes in an ultra-luxury version: in soft leather adorned on the front of the foot with embossed camellias. Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite flower, this symbol

of purity and longevity, has continued to bloom on the dresses and accessories of the Rue Cambon house

for the past 90 years (when the designer first adorned these couture creations). On this Easter Monday,

the belles of the field will slip their feet into these shoes at the height of luxury, to go and hide the

eggs and chocolate cocottes in the garden. Leather and string espadrilles, Chanel, 650 euros.

  • Coco Chanel and her dog Gigot in 1930 at La Pausa, Roquebrune
  • Coco Chanel and her dog Gigot in 1930 at La Pausa, Roquebrune
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