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Chanel Cap-Toe Heels Turn 50!

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Though the black and white-toed Chanel heel has been popping up lately on famous feet like Kerry Washington, Fergie and Demi Moore, the cap-toe style is hardly new. Unlike most passing fashion fads, these spectator shoes are turning 50 years old this year! Coco Chanel designed the first pair of two-toned heels in 1957 after being inspired by men’s leisure shoes, debuting in beige with a black cap toe as a slingback. Over the years, different colors have been added to the style to ensure they could be worn with everything in a woman’s wardrobe. The spectator heel became just as classic of a Chanel piece as her quilted bags — both of which are paid homage to regularly by designers like Prada and Marc JacobsTell us: Do you own two-toned heels?

Get Two-Toned Heels!
Splurge:
Chanel two-toned heels, $650, select Chanel Boutiques or to order 800-550-0005

Prada low heel with bow spectator, $460 at bergdorfgoodman.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mary Jane Platform (Rachel Bilson has been spotted in these), $450 at shopbop.com

Steal:
Steve Madden “Luster” pump with ankle strap, $100 at stevemadden.com

AK Anne Klein Women’s Pompi Pump, $89 at endless.com

Nine West “Nastro” suede and croc cap toe, $70 at ninewest.com