I found this great little slideshow on a history of thigh high boots on The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog, and I just had to share it. It’s really great!
The Three Musketeers in 1905 with the folded down thigh high boot
Pierre Cardin’s designs in 1968
Julia Roberts as a prostitute in Pretty Woman, 1990
Madonna on tour in 2004
Anne Hathaway in her full length Chanel boots in The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
–Can I just interject by saying how much I love this movie!?!! I have watched The Devil Wears Prada a countless amount of times and it really never gets old. I guess I can relate to it a bit too, the whole transformation into the world of fashion, wanting to work for a magazine bit…sigh…and this movie really made me love Anne Hathaway too. Shes really a fantastic actress…anyway, back to the list!
Rihanna in a series of thigh high boots, the last of the bunch making her look like an umpire, 2007-2009
Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gucci all showed thigh high boots on the runway for fall 2009
Lady Gaga in her monstrosity of an outfit in 2009…good thing her tunes are catchy…
Do you like the thigh high boot trend? Which are your favorite? I really love Anne Hathaway’s full length Chanel boots. What about you?