Design Classics: YSL Palais peep-toe pumps
Net-a-Porter has just taken delivery of a new batch of Yves Saint Laurent Palais pumps, and it's easy to see why this style just keeps on coming back. The classic platform shoe has been a firm favourite among the celebrity elite and the fashion intelligentsia for years, and remains a sound investment piece: at £500 this is definitely a shoe worth saving for.
Just what is it that gives this shoe such timeless appeal? We think it's the ever-so-subtle tweaks on a tried-and-tested style that makes it successful. The heels are bent at a slight ankle that makes them really stand out without looking too extreme or avant garde, but this gives them their crucial edge. The triangular cut-out of the peep-toe adds disctinction, while the platforms add a deceptive amount of height.
As you might expect from such a versatile shoe, the Palais has broad appeal that celebs and fans of all kinds of fashion genres have embraced. Its well-known wearers include Anne Hathaway, Nikki Minaj, Emma Bunton, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Osborne and Anna Dello Russo - that's quite a diverse range of style ambassadors!
It all adds up to the perfect dressed-up shoe - attracting attention without screaming for it.