Prep/Ivy style ebbs and flows into mainstream consciousness every 30 years or so. Subversive tendencies of high fashion design houses simply comes with the territory, oft to the indifference of purists. Foster Huntington came across these Manolo Blahnik Bean heels complete with Vibram sole while he was visiting the L.L. Bean archive. They are of the moment yet simultaneously timeless. In fact, this particular pair was purchased by Leon Gorman (grandson of L.L. Bean) at Barney’s...in 1978! Tommy Hilfiger spun off similar feminine interpretations this fall with an updated rounder toe; however, I prefer the silhouette of the stiletto heel.
Image via Foster Huntington