• The off-duty update:

    statement slippers

    Bold, playful flats have become a wardrobe mainstay for fashion’s front row. Our favorite pairs – courtesy of Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood and Alexander McQueen – come supercharged in candy hues, animal patterns and tactile fabrics.

    Get penelope’s look

    The Icon:

    penelope tree

    WHO: The wide-eyed British model who defined late ‘60s fashion.

    HER LOOK: Lashings of mascara, poker-straight hair and haute bohemia dresses and kinky boots.

    THE CATWALK TRIBUTE: Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent debut styled Kasia Struss as an SS13 Tree in a sweeping cape.

    HOW TO WORK IT NOW: With a dose of rock-chick attitude – Slimane added pin-sharp heels.


    Penelope Tree was discovered at Truman Capote’s famous ball


    Words by Natalie Rigg and Clare Coulson. Photograph: Bruce Anderson; Condé Nast Archive/Corbis

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