Shoes don’t often get much attention at red-carpet events, simply playing a complementary role to a dramatic gown or hidden beneath it – “often” being the operative word here. There actually are some shoe moments that we still remember long after they took place, ten of which Savoir Flair is sharing with you below. If you consider yourself a shoe fanatic or simply appreciate the shock factor that sometimes comes with celebrity dressing, keep scrolling.
The Most Artistic
Who even cares what Marion Cotillard is wearing? Her Dior Couture pumps, worn at the 2014 Met Gala, were a shoe lover’s dream realized – we literally want them on display in our living rooms.
The Most Revolutionary
On the Cannes red carpet in 2016, Julia Roberts kicked off her killer heels to protest the footwear rules of previous editions. Julia, we salute you.
The Most Talked About
Angelina Jolie’s Ferragamo shoes enjoyed the spotlight at the 2012 Oscars, courtesy of the infamous thigh-high slit – the attention they received continued long after thanks to the countless memes that followed.
Continuing the print seen on Queen Bey’s Givenchy outfit at the 2013 Met Gala, her statement boots were worthy of the blingiest hip-hop music video – and endless debate amongst fashion critics everywhere.
The Most Unexpected
A voluminous printed gown with enough fabric for a family-sized tent doesn’t require much attention on the shoe front – or so you’d think. Leave it to Sarah Jessica Parker circa 2013 Met Gala to disagree, who threw on some velvet, plaid boots by Louboutin into the mix. We did not see that coming.
Trust Lady Gaga to bring the craziest outfits to the game. Her sheer, sparkly, and bizarrely shaped shoes – which transitioned into glittery tights – got all the attention at the 2010 Grammy Awards. And you’ll never believe the label behind them: Armani Privé!
The Most Expensive
The award for the most expensive shoes on the red carpet goes to Alison Krauss, with the $2 million Stuart Weitzman heels that she wore to the 2004 Academy Awards.
The Most Risqué
These bondage-inspired Casadei heels, designed just for Rita Ora, made many a viewer blush. The British singer sported these at the 2014 Met Gala.
The Most Cringeworthy
Julianne Moore’s “toe-mageddon” is painful to even look at. What on earth happened there, Julianne?
At the tender age of eight, the adorable Sunny Pawar of biographical film Lion already has swag. A fan of sneakers, he decided not to give up on his own personal style, wearing his smart black suit with a pair of colorful trainers.