"D'Orsay queen" Jenni Kayne offers up luxurious creations perfect for the holiday season.
When she first introduced her d’Orsay flats in 2010, Jenni Kayne had no idea that they would amass a cult following. “Running around L.A. with two young kids, I live in flats. But I still want to look good, so I aimed to create a new shape that solved the ballerina shoe problem for those who were sick of a round toe,” offered Kayne. “But I didn’t realize [their popularity] until about a year in. This blogger in China tweeted about them, and we started to get floods of calls at our West Hollywood store. I literally thought we’d been hacked!” she said, laughing.
Today, the Jenni Kayne customer’s obsession with the pointy-toed d’Orsay is still holding strong. And to give fans something new to lust over, the designer has introduced a super limited-edition range of the flat (she’s only produced ten pairs) made from sumptuous gray rabbit fur. “I love the idea of a fur slipper,” Kayne told us. “Especially for entertaining at home—they’re just so cozy, luxe, and chic.” The shoes are crafted with fur-covered toes and a suede back, so we wouldn’t advise wearing them in New York’s slush, but for a brisk (and dry) fall day or just lounging around the house in luxury, they seem the perfect cold-weather indulgence. The plush new kicks, which debut exclusively here, are priced at $690 and will be available starting November 15 from www.jennikayne.com.