Chanel’s two-tone pumps have stood the test of time. First launched in 1984 by founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel – who describes the footwear as “the final touch of elegance” – the style has been sold over Years later, Rihanna proved it, wearing a pair on a recent outing in West Hollywood.
A testament to the shoe’s versatility and timeless appeal, Rihanna wore her classic Baotou Chanel paired with white jeans from her own Savage X Fenty collection. Cropped tank top and oversized coat from Peter Do for a daytime walk with her partner, A$AP Rocky.
Instead of the original beige and black colorway, Rih opted for a pair of embellished silver – one of many modern versions released during Virginie Viard’s tenure at the label.
Rihanna follows a long list of celebrity fans. Alexa Chung, Vanessa Paradis, Lucy Boynton and Sofia Richie — who wore only Chanel to her wedding last month — have championed slingbacks for years. Meanwhile, other stars fell in love with Chanel’s two-tone ballerina flats, which were debuted by the late creative director Karl Lagerfeld in 60 .