Friday, July 14, 2006

Carla Sozzani at Miu Miu


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  1. Cathy

    July 14, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Socks in sandals? I don’t know if I have to cry, frown or applaud.

  2. argos

    July 14, 2006 at 9:28 am

    in a word, Carla is a “10.” Even if the reputation of 10 Corso Como precceds her. She looks great. Did you see her sister Franca?

  3. Alice Olive

    July 14, 2006 at 9:33 am

    No one, but no one gets away with those black sox and shoes.

  4. whyioughtta

    July 14, 2006 at 11:03 am

    love the way she wears her beautiful chain/necklace with that crew-neck, though. perfect balance of beauty and handsomeness.

  5. Evadne

    July 14, 2006 at 11:14 am

    But maybe it’s a feet issue? I always wrestle with summer stuff because I CANNOT wear any kind of shoes without socks, at least not without bleeding all over the shoes. So how then do I wear skirts? How do I wear cropped pants? Actually, I usually don’t, but I could certainly see a “make everything black and simple so that it blends and may not catch the eye” approach. In fact, merely the thought of not wearing long pants all summer almost reconciles me to the idea.

  6. fashmoda

    July 14, 2006 at 11:25 am

    Yes, Franca was there, too.

  7. Blume

    July 14, 2006 at 11:35 am


    I wouldn’t wear most of the shoes you photographed on women in Italy (I actually have to walk places), but I spend an awful lot of time trying to get something walkable that doesn’t look like this.

  8. whatwouldjanicedickinsondo

    July 14, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    whenever i see her being interviewed on tv, i can’t get past her eyes.

    i don’t even notice what she’s wearing, or the rest of the face. Just that beautiful pale blue eye colour.

  9. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    socs in sandals! i think you should cry, cathy

  10. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    Carla can get away with anything

  11. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    Those look like Birkenstocks…! And the socks to go with…!
    Yikes; and I was hoping that combo would be contained within the Bay area.

  12. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    Only commom people fear wearing black socks with black sandals. She looks great.

  13. Drstrcprstskrzkrk

    July 14, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    Move to Prague and see the horror of a society where the socks and sandals combo is considered a completely normal part of everyday life.

  14. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    oh no she didn’t!!! socks with sandals?! you go girl!

    i think since the socks and the sandals match very well in color, that she gets away with i

  15. Anonymous

    July 14, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    i would wear flip-flops instead of those …. i think …. sighhhh

  16. Anonymous

    July 15, 2006 at 9:54 am

    they’re nice in an orthopedic shoe – type of way …. only Carla could get away with that !!!

  17. lurker

    July 15, 2006 at 10:23 am

    So tell me this –

    If a woman has medical problems with her feet, what is she supposed to wear? Is there no room in the fasion world for good health and style? Seriously, I want to know.

  18. Anonymous

    July 15, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    I agree with the last comment. She looks great and mature persons are given certain allowances for style. She may have health issues that require sensible footwear.

  19. iopine

    July 15, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    The old socks-with-sandals treatment finally succeeds.

  20. EMNH

    July 15, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Fabulous! I love Carla, I love her style…I love this look. She’s wearing MBT sandals a.k.a. Maasai Barefoot Technology. They simulate the act of walking on uneven terrain barefoot…like the Maasai. It’s a fantastic way to keep her legs looking great. When you are Carla Sozzani…you make the rules and break them….she can wear a black potato sack and look great.

  21. evadne, again

    July 15, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    O Lurker, you have hit it off exactly! I feel strongly that if we are to spend a lot of time judging people’s outfits, it is immoral not to make allowances for health, age, weather conditions and (to a degree) comfort. Certain style situations leave one no choice but to work a suboptimal look as best one can or to be fiendishly uncomfortable/exacerbate a medical condition. I myself would probably wear some kind of black closed-back clog with black socks and a skirt, on the theory that it would look a bit more arty, but if I were doing a lot of walking or my feet were bugging me, I think oddball/geek chic sandals and socks would be okay. Feet are important! How are we to fit them into tiny pointy shoes for glamourous occasions if we don’t let them recuperate in flat wide shoes sometimes?

  22. Anonymous

    July 16, 2006 at 9:24 am

    I love those sandals with black socks , very stylish

  23. Maria

    July 16, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    I love heels. I take them out one day out of a week. They DO are uncomfortable. Why do designers not address the comfort aspect? I think is time to do fantastic high heel shoes that are comfortable.

  24. Anonymous

    July 16, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    the black socks /sandals works very well …. this blog is about style not sensitivity, and that is VERY stylish …. comfort should always trump style ….. we don’t all have to be skinny and attractive , ugly and slothenly is attractive also

  25. e

    July 17, 2006 at 1:02 am

    nanna feet! granny feet! oh dear. ballet flats would have been just as comfortable but enormously more chic. oh dear. great from the ankles up. oh my, i’m in shock.

  26. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 1:16 am

    i LOVE IT! she’s independent, confident, her own woman. go carla!!! i’m getting so sick of the stiletto-heels-or-die-faction that’s going crazy on this website.

  27. Anonymous

    July 18, 2006 at 1:31 am

    The Shoes: Everything else looks so amazing I can’t help wondering if she knows something that I don’t. After all; she is “Carla” as we have all pointed out. Is it possible for he to be wrong? Oh dear! Socks inside of sandals. Oh my!

  28. tine

    July 18, 2006 at 8:17 am

    you guys have no idea !
    when your feet hurt, why wearing high heels? THAT ist stupid.
    i think she’s perfect with that.

  29. Mandy

    July 20, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    All right, I understand that it’s hyperbole, but it seems ridiculous to react so strongly to someone’s footwear. Fashion rules are arbitrary, and they change constantly. I admire anyone who will just wear what they want to wear and what is comfortable. This is one reason why I love this site – it’s inspiring to see glimpses of personal style, rather than fashion.

  30. Anonymous

    July 29, 2006 at 7:02 am

    who the hell is this woman that people spend their time writing about her? alright she made a super expensive posh bar in milan… so what? good for her. People get back to reality…. there’s a lot more to life than this…

  31. The Sartorialist

    July 29, 2006 at 7:46 am

    to Anon 7:02 am

    I would do a little more research before ripping someone, especially someone that so many people seem to respect – didn’t that give you a hint?

    She owns not a posh bar but what is widely considered of of the most important fashion store in the world 10 Corso Como. yes is has a bar and hotel but that is just window dressing for her store an her impeccable ability to make a store that is constantly new and exciting to a crowd that gets bored very fast.

    she also is a modern style icon

  32. Anonymous

    July 17, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I can see why she would want to wear these sandals, they ARE comfortable. But the socks don’t make them more so, and to boot, this is just plain ugly! So… why?

  33. Anonymous

    August 9, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    if she wasn’t Carla, this probably wouldn’t seem right at all, it would certainly look terrible. It’s Carla that’s worth it, she always leave people thinking on her and her style. She’s got her own independent style, I truly admire that. oh, and I love her Kris Ruhs necklace, he makes true sculptures for jewelry, and they look great on her!

  34. dlee

    January 18, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    It isn’t about sox and sandals, it’s about comprehension of form and content. This is an example of comprehensive harmony, the sandals are correct.

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