With slides and mules taking over the summer spotlight, the gladiators that used to be your go-to pair a few seasons ago have taken the backseat. But as trends come and go, the Grecian-inspired strappy shoe style recently had a big moment on both the red carpet and the runway. In case you missed it, Rihanna killed it in this year’s Met gala in her Commes des Garçons ultra-floral frock, but the real highlight also goes to her legs all strapped up in a red Dsquared lace-up heel, which brought more drama and sexiness to her bare legs. The next morning, Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel‘s Cruise 2018 collection, and every single look was anchored by the ancient shoe, but reworked having column-inspired heels in pop-colored hues that gave it a modern-day goddess feel.
It seems that Bad Gal Riri and iconic Karl Lagerfeld agree: gladiators are the next It shoe this season. Strapped up heels have never looked this good, and it won’t be too long until we’ll have these iconic shoe style back into our wardrobes.