When we first saw Givenchy’s knee high sheath boots in Riccardo Tisci’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection we let out a collective fashion swoon. Tricky to pull off, yes, but undeniably properly fashion forward. So imagine our surprise to see reality star Kim Kardashian stepping out in not one, but two pairs of the £1250 It-boots. Of course we know her wardrobe has had a dramatic update in recent weeks as her hip hop star/ fashion designer Kanye West has been seen chucking out all of her ‘ghetto’ clothes in order to transform her into a ‘fashion icon’, but we weren’t prepared to see the curvy star working such hard to wear fashion.
Kim's two Givenchy boot looks
With double layer top grade leather, cool hidden wedge and tough chic spike fastenings, Givenchy’s boots are definitely not calf slimming. In the pre-fall lookbook, designer Riccardo Tisci pairs the boots with miniskirts to balance the volume with some visible skin, or with tight trousers to create a streamlined look. Kim’s first look, teaming her cream coloured boots with a knee length skirt was a risky strategy. By covering up her knees, the boots take on a wader-look – not something we would recommend. Her second outfit, working a flounced Givenchy leather mini (£1250) and simple black tee with her black boots is much more successful.
Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012
So is Kim on her way to ‘fashion icon’ status? While we’d give her an A* for effort (hello, TWO pairs of the hottest boots on the block right now), we reckon she still looks a little styled. But if you love Kim’s look and have £1200 hanging out in your bank account you too can buy the hot boots here!