Every year, Sports Illustrated takes advantage of the surplus of models congregating in NYC during NYFW by throwing a few launch parties for their latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. When I say "a few", I mean it: this year's launch even included a two-day, two-city fan festival in NYC and Nashville (?), in addition to all the usual high-profile, celeb-and-press-only events. Shockingly, the number of great shoes from SI far outweighed the pickings from Fashion Week, even though there were a couple notable heels there as well.
Schutz Karlyanna Thigh High Cage Sandals
$395 via Nasty Gal
Here's Chanel Iman, posing outside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration in a knee-high pair of caged Schutz boots. As you'll see again and again, the dress code for this party was clearly minimalist black tie.
Jimmy Choo Moray Sandals
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Here's mama-to-be Chrissy Teigen, running around between gigs in NYC in a lovely black pair of Jimmy Choo Moray Sandals. As it happens, Chrissy also appears in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Kurt Geiger Britton Pumps
$255 via Selfridges
Also appearing in said issue: Gigi Hadid! Here she is arriving at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration in a black, barely there Julien Macdonald jumpsuit and matching Kurt Geiger Britton Pumps.
Christian Louboutin Follies Resille Pumps
$745 via Net-a-Porter
Meanwhile, back in LA, Katy Perry hosted a pre-Grammys shindig with Spotify for music creators and producers (and Orlando Bloom), fittingly called "The Creators Party Presented by Katy Perry." No word on who makes that impressive bustier that Katy wore to the event, but her heels are sheer, black mesh Christian Louboutin Follies Resille Pumps.
Olgana Malicieuse Pumps
$895 via Barneys
Switching back to NYFW: here's Kirsten Dunst, providing a perfect demonstration of what one should wear, should one attend the Rodarte show during NYFW.
Aquazzura Matilde Pumps
$695 via Net-a-Porter
And here's Nicky Hilton, doing the same at the DVF show at NYFW. She's wearing a bright red suede pair of Aquazzura Matilde Pumps with a DVF-logoed wrap dress and leopard print coat.
Giuseppe Zanotti Serpent Sandals
$641 via THE OUTNET
We'll end this week's celeb shoe round-up with a double dose of supermodel Nina Agdal. First, here she is at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Celebration in a leg-baring black Alon Livné gown and black Giuseppe Zanotti Serpent Sandals.
Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots
$798 via Zappos
And here she is heading into a completely different, the day-time Swimsuit Issue party during Sports Illustrated's two day Swim City fan festival. She's wearing a grey suede over-the-knee pair of Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots and a coat I need to own, pronto.
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