Each season there is one shoe that becomes the staple of every A-lister's wardrobe. In the past we have had the Lanvin ballet pump and the Louboutin wedges, but this season is all about the Yves Saint Laurent Trib Two. You know the shoes, black (or gunmetal grey or chocolate brown), round-toe, platform and high, high, high spindly heel. First seen in the A/W '08 collection and immediately snapped up by Lily Allen, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria, but the Trib Two shoes haven't faded away as the sun has come out. In fact, they are currently proving more popular than ever with Kate Moss, Beyonce and Natalie Imbruglia all spotted wearing them in the past four days. The style has been carried over for S/S '09 - a sign that the shoes are a sure-fire hit - which means that those of us who aren't A-listers can get our tootsies into them...well, after saving first.
Trib Two Pumps, £415
Yves Saint Laurent, 02072356706, 32-33 Old Bond Street, London, W1
- Kay Barron