Gabrielle Chanel creates the legendary two-tone slingback shoe. Conceived in beige with a contrasting black toe cap, the novel style creates a uniquely flattering effect, at once shortening the foot and lengthening the leg.

The Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida surrounded by CHANEL House models wearing suits and two-tone shoes (1964, Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection)

© Photo: Philippe Garnier/Elle-Scoop

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