On Tuesday at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, France, Chanel unveiled a line of upscale sneakers. Designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld accessorized each of the models in the chunky running shows, according to a Jan. 23 report by Yahoo Shine.
The Chanel press release explained Lagerfeld's risky move. The fashion house said that Lagerfeld was "play[ing] with the House codes by mixing the ultimate feminine symbol of couture, the corset, with the ultimate symbol of sportswear, the sneaker."
Each of the pieces in his collection were accessorized with the running shoes. Models walked down the runway in traditional tweed suits, pastel flowy dresses and black cocktail attire. Cara Delevingne closed out the show in an sheer white wedding gown with matching sneakers.
The sneakers are made from materials like python, tweed, lace and pearls. They're designed by Massaro, an atelier owned by Chanel, according to Style.com. A pair costs $4,000, which would break the bank.
Each pair took 30 hours to make. That's probably the reason why they cost so much. It's not certain if the sneakers really cost $4,000 or if it's just a rumor.
Chanel wanted to step into the world of running shoes. But it seems like these are a little too steep for most people. Would women really pay money for these sneakers? Would chic women even want to wear sneakers? What do you think?