Did the 2023 Met Gala Confirm This ‘90s Shoe Trend Is Well and Truly Back?

Kendall Jenner Met Gala 2023

If the 2023 Met Gala red carpet is anything to go by, it seems like mega platforms a la Spice Girls in the ‘90s are officially back. Kendall Jenner, Paris Hilton and Brazilian singer Anitta all wore the footwear style in black for the event, pairing it with mostly black outfits.

In Kendall’s case, she wore closed-toe mega-platform boots with a sequined Mac Jacobs leotard with arm holes that continued into two capes. New mum Paris Hilton made her Met Gala debut, also dressed in Marc Jacobs. The DJ and designer collaborated on a leather mermaid gown, crafted with a rhinestone bustier and gloved sleeves.

Kendall Jenner
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Finally, Anitta also opted for a Marc Jacobs outfit. She teamed her black platforms with a dramatic black gown and white opera gloves.

Florence Pugh made a strong case for the return of platform heels in March this year when she was snapped wearing Valentino’s towering platforms heading for a train trip out of Paris. She paired the heels with an oversized leather jacket, white tank top and baggy trousers.

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Former Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hock also was spotted in the trend in April this year. She wore Valentino heels with chunky see-through soles and sturdy straps.

All signs are pointing to platform heels being back in style. If you, too, are ready to tap into the trend, scroll down to shop some of our favourite platform heels.

Novo Zaguar Heels, $99.95

Aere Satin Closed Toe Platforms, $140

Asos Design Pluto Platform Heeled Shoes, now $46 (was $76)

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