We had to double-check that Karlie Kloss’ pictures at the 2014 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala were identified correctly because we couldn’t believe that it was really her. For one, she was sporting mom hair. The long-bob do that she made popular for spring 2014 was given this weird wavy blow-out and made her almost unrecognizable. Take a look:
Karlie Kloss at the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS Gala held during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, on May 22, 2014
Secondly, while all other models stomped out in sky-high stilettos, Karlie chose to wear flats! Matching her Chanel fall 2011 couture pearl-beaded gown were these silver Chanel t-strap sandals embellished with the interlocking Cs:
Chanel flat t-strap sandals on Karlie Kloss
This isn’t the first time the supermodel wore flats to a fancy event. In fact, underneath that widely criticized curtain-like Valentino lace gown Karlie wore to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony was actually a pair of beach–appropriate studded flat sandals.
Karlie Kloss at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 14, 2014
Karlie Kloss’ Valentino studded flat sandals for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Being 6 feet 1 inch tall with a fierce walk, Karlie Kloss definitely gets away with wearing flats on the red carpet. But for us regular folks, the following dressier, fancier, and more elegant options might be easier to pull off:
1. Ivanka Trump “Santo” Lace-Up Sandal Booties, $87.06 (before: $129.95)
2. Moda Spana “Bryn” Rhinestone-Studded Flat Sandals, $59.95
3. Loeffler Randall “Dixie” Laser Cutout Suede Sandals, $262.50 (before: $375)
4. Shellys London “Olaedia” Flat Ankle-Strap Sandals, $69.95
5. JustFab Jeweled Metallic Flat Sandals, $54.99
Have you worn flats with a formal gown?
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