For thirty years, Yves Saint Laurent sent out homemade cards with the word “LOVE” as New Year greeting to his nearest and dearest. As his personal talisman, hearts were a constant in his collections. His successors each went on to interpret the shape in their own way: Stefano Plati with a heart cut-out dress in fall/winter 2005 and Hedi Slimane’s fuzzy red coat in his final collection for the brand in 2016. The Paige sandals, featuring scarlet leather straps and finished with hand-painted heart motifs on wooden platforms, is Anthony Vaccaerllo’s take on l’amour. Worn with flirty separates, the sandals speak of freedom of expression and unbridled fun, stacked inches off the ground. In the words of Saint Laurent, “Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.”
The Paige sandals are $1,890 and available at Saint Laurent, #01-25 ION Orchard (Tel: 6735 7378).