Christian Dior was a master at balancing the body’s proportions. In the years after World War II, he revolutionized fashion with dresses that flared from the waist and blossomed into voluminous skirts, a look he finished with pointed kitten heels. Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s current creative director, likes playing with proportion herself. For her fall 2019 show in Paris, she reinterpreted the brand’s classic pointed heels into a pair of low plaid boots with a long, elegant toe and a petite heel.
Dior’s show was a riff on the rebellious British teddy-girl style of the ’50s. The boots, called the Beat, come in a black-and-white tartan that feels both mod and cozy, like an après-ski look with a little bit of an edge. Slip them on for sitting next to a fire with a homemade cup of cocoa or just wear them on the street. Either way, take Dior’s classic silhouette as inspiration and wear them with a long, flouncy skirt.
Dior Beat low boot in tartan fabric, $1,150. Available at Dior stores nationwide and dior.com.