Notwithstanding another hit of treacherous, ankle-breaking ice, heavyweight platform shoes will soon be omnipresent on our sidewalks. But Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccuoli have a more romantic vision of what towering footwear should be. Their ladylike, ankle-strapped two-tone suede heels ($745 at Bergdorf Goodman) are one of several pairs from the label that emphasize lightness over clunk [NYM]. Plus, fifteen spring trends and more in this week's Fashion issue.
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