Balenciaga Winged Woven Sandal: Fallen Angel

Sure, it costs the amount of a small piece of art, but that’s essentially what this captivating sandal-bootie is. Like the mysterious architecture (think wild, sharp lines and a gallery-esque attitude) of Balenciaga’s Chelsea boutique, this shoe is quintessential Ghesquière: bizarre yet strangely appealing.

Blush leather and neutral snakeskin come together in a series of violent gashes and hard geometry – but the result is somewhat delicate, especially as the shape sweeps up into a pair of ankle-caressing wings. The totally offbeat heel extension is unexpected, especially in contrasting caramel, but it’s the only way to finish off such a shoe. A shoe that, even though it’s donning wings, is far more devilish than angelic. At Barneys New York for $2,950,

Pair with: Spice up the afternoon and wear these sandals during the day with Illesteva’s Leonard sunglasses. A round shape in light-pink matte-acetate is current and coordinating. On Net-a-Porter for $165.

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