Known as “the royal cloth,” velvet came into fashion centuries ago on the backs of kings, queens and their noble courts. So, it seems only natural that fall’s nouveau Victorian trend would call for a rich velvet shoe. On the runway, Alberta Ferretti and Dolce & Gabbana sent out embellished high heels festooned with buckles, flowers, brooches and the like. Meanwhile, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Emilio Pucci worked the sumptuous fabric into sturdy ankle boots that gave off plenty of regal airs.
Intrigued? Click on the gallery above for our favorite velvet shoes of the season.