This year, a feminine flair has been adopted across fashion trends and footwear has been no exception. From pointed toes to ballet flats, this dainty look is back for the resurrection of “coquettecore”. This season, Pierpaolo Piccioli has designed a shoe that takes this aesthetic to the next level, fusing elements from the hottest footwear trends and incorporating delicate panache. Hosted at the dreamiest location of Château de Chantilly in France, the Valentino Garavani Un Château Bow mule made its debut at the maison’s haute couture fall/winter 2023 show.
This sleek satin flat, adorned with a creaseless oversized couture bow, emerged as a resounding statement on the runway, making its first appearance on Kaia Gerber as she opened the show. Styled in a white dress shirt exposing a plunging neckline and loose-fitting dark denim jeans, Gerber was a vision of the house, emanating elegance and edge all at once.
From embellished denim to lavish gowns, the mule has proven its versatility. It is rendered in Rosso Valentino, Pink PP, and features a platinum crackle effect, manifesting expert artisanship and meticulous attention to detail.
The Valentino Garavani Un Château Bow mule features a point-toe silhouette reflecting abstract shapes seen from the runway, with the glamorous oversized bow that sits atop paying homage to a popular motif seen throughout the house’s rich history. The mule is also adorned with the iconic symbol of the VLogo Signature that perches on the corner of the bow and on the insoles of each pair.
Searching for the perfect Christmas party outfit? Go glam with an embellished maxi dress paired with a metallic colourway or keep it playful with a vibrant-coloured mini dress and the Pink PP. If you want a cleaner look, you can keep it casual with a chic top and a pair of jeans, topping it off with the Rosso Valentino for a statement pop. Whichever style you choose, these mules are the perfect finishing touch to any holiday ensemble for this festive season.
The Valentino Garavani Un Château Bow Mule is now available at Valentino’s ION Orchard store.