Alek Wek Struts in Balenciaga and Oscar de la Renta on Red Carpet

Sudanese-British model and designer Alek Wek has been turning heads since her first modeling gig in 1995. Her fashion game is always on point, as evidenced by her recent appearances. In a sea of safe and — dare we say it, boring — red carpet looks at two recent events, Alek stood out with her scene-stealing footwear choices. She showed off her impressive boot collection as she attended this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards and the 71st annual Tony Awards.

Alek Wek in Balenciaga at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

The CFDA Fashion Awards this year served some surprisingly subdued styles on the blue carpet. Nicole Kidman opted for classic Hollywood elegance, while Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stayed true to their minimalist aesthetic. Even Gigi Hadid switched it up and went down the monochromatic route in a simple, yet sophisticated look.

We saw a multitude of pretty dresses paired with ankle-strap heels, but there were also a few inspired sartorial choices at the event. Imaan Hammam’s Adam Selman denim ensemble styled with red leather sandals was one of the night’s most memorable looks. But it was Alek, who truly won the evening with her straight-off-the-runway look from Balenciaga.

Alek Wek wearing a Balenciaga Fall 2017 look at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

Alek Wek wearing Balenciaga Fall 2017 boots at the 2017 CFDA Fashion AwardsAlek Wek at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on June 5, 2017.

The 40-year-old supermodel recreated her Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2017 runway look for her CFDA Fashion Awards appearance. Her black dress featured a sweetheart neckline, an oversized gray bow and an asymmetric skirt that showed off her neon green boots. These staggering shoes have extremely pointed toes and stiletto heels. You may remember seeing both Lily Aldridge and Salma Hayek in a slightly similar shoe style at the 2017 Met Gala. You can get the Spring/Summer 2017 “Knife” boots at Net-A-Porter and Matches Fashion, or shop for more boot styles at Balenciaga.

Alek Wek in Oscar de la Renta at the 2017 Tony Awards

Alek also recently donned an Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 ensemble at this year’s Tony Awards. The author and top model wore a simple black velvet dress with a one-shoulder design to highlight her crystal-embellished shoes. She styled it with a black “TRO” handbag, which featured a chain strap and a large gardenia accent.

Alek Wek wearing an Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 look at the 2017 Tony Awards

Alek Wek wearing Oscar de la Renta "Frederikke" embellished suede boots at the 2017 Tony AwardsAlek Wek at the 71st Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 11, 2017.

Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2017 runway presentation during New York Fashion WeekOscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2017 runway presentation during New York Fashion Week in New York City on February 13, 2017.

The “Frederikke” boots from Oscar de la Renta definitely stole the spotlight at the prestigious awards ceremony. These black suede shoes feature a thigh-high silhouette and all-over crystal embellishments. In addition, these boots have slender high heels, pointy toes, and zip and lace-up closures.

Oscar de la Renta "Frederikke" Embellished Suede Boots

Oscar de la Renta "Frederikke" Embellished Suede BootsOscar de la Renta “Frederikke” embellished suede boots, $4,970 (sold out)

What do you think of Alek Wek’s recent red carpet looks?

Credit: WENN/Dennis Van Tine/Future Image

DO YOU LOVE SHOES? Win free shoes, organize your shoe closet, see the latest styles + more

© Copyright Your Next Shoes 2010 - 2018 | Back to Top