Accessory of the day: Gabriela Hearst's AW19 ballerina-inspired oxfords
On Gabriela Hearst's moodboard this season is Maya Plisetskaya, the late ballerina great who rose above a difficult childhood in the Gulag-era and went on to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet for 50 years before retiring at the age of 65. What transpired on the runway was a collection that radiated strength and grace, with sophisticated shapes of sharp tailoring intertwined with languid knits and flowing pleats.
What shoes would Maya have worn when she wasn't dancing? We imagine she probably wouldn't mind Hearst's ballerina-inspired oxfords, a dainty interpretation of the classic footwear silhouette that will take one from nine-to-five and then some—seen here peeking through the sweeping hemlines of an elegant ruched dress: