Delicate and Imbued With Elegance: Ballet Flats Are Back!

Delicate and Imbued With Elegance: Ballet Flats Are Back!

Delicate and Imbued With Elegance: Ballet Flats Are Back!

Once symbolic of hyper-feminine codes, these shoes now highlight a constant evolution of perspective, no longer succumbing to the soles of ballerinas but are meant for everyone.

Once symbolic of hyper-feminine codes, these shoes now highlight a constant evolution of perspective, no longer succumbing to the soles of ballerinas but are meant for everyone.

Text: Maddie Street

Promoting an embodiment of modernity and sophistication, the era of ballet flats has officially returned! What once belonged predominantly on the soles of ballerinas has made its way off the stage and into the collections of some of fashion's biggest conglomerates. Reinvented and imbued with the latest new wave fashion codes, these lightweight shoes have evolved into some of fashion's most versatile yet intricate pieces.

Symbolic of hyper-feminine codes, these shoes now signify a constant evolution of perspective, an evolving definition of beauty, shown through the diffusion of what constitutes a 'masculine' and 'feminine' wardrobe. With designers applying their own modern twists, and sophisticated craftsmanship to the flat, it's safe to say these shoes no longer succumb to the soles of ballerinas but are meant for everyone and all.

So whether you're hitting the town for a bit of mid-day shopping or attending a fabulous event at the Met, these flats provide the perfect subtle sophistication. That being said, if you are a designer fanatic or simply searching for something ultramodern and elegant, we've got you covered.

Dior (Haute Couture)

J’adiore Ballerina Flat

Courtesy of Dior

$3900, Couture Dior

Bottega Veneta

Slipper in Sea Salt

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

$1950, Bottega Veneta

Manolo Blahnik

Hangisi Lace Crystal-Buckle Ballerina Flats

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

$1175, Bergdorf Goodman

Valentino

Roman Stud Calfskin Ballet Flat

Courtesy of Valentino

 $1150, Valentino

Gucci

Lovelight Crystal Ballet Flat with Horsebit

Courtesy of Gucci

$920, Gucci

Jimmy Choo

Cibelle Lace Ballet Flats

Courtesy of Mytheresa

$725, Mytheresa

Saint Laurent

Anaïs Slingback Flats in Smooth and Patent Leather

Courtesy of Saint Laurent

$725, Saint Laurent

Lemaire

Black Ballerina Flats

Courtesy of SSENSE

$376, SSENSE

Credits: Thumbnail and Header From V122 Winter Issue Photography: @carinbackoffphoto Styling: @karenlangleystylist Makeup: Kristen (@jilliandempsey // Starworks Artists) Naomi (@missjobaker // Forward Artists) Ella (@makeupvincent // The Wall Group) Hair: Kristen (@hairbyadir // Starworks Artists) Naomi (@bridgetbragerhair // The Wall Group) Ella (@lacyredway // The Wall Group) Nails: Stephanie Stone ( Forward Artists) Casting: @itboygregk Set Designer: @evan_jourden Producer: Benjamin Bonnet (Westy Productions) Production Manager: Zoe Taldy (Westy Productions) Digital Technician: Daniel Goldwasser Photo Assistants: Sean O’Neil, Fred Mitchell Stylist Assistants: Cody Allen, Stephanie Drew Manicure Assistant: Mel Shengaris Production Assistants: Greg Bonner, Darius Popenhagen Location: Randy Simon House — Naomi wears dress @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello shoes @louboutinworld Kristen wears dress @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello shoes @louboutinworld ring @pomellato Ella wears top and shoes @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello shorts @chanelofficial earrings and necklace @cartier

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