On September 19th, 2016, fashion experienced a holey moment: the reappearance of Crocs, thanks to Christopher Kane’s London Fashion Week show. It was also a transcendent moment for one Mario Francesco Batali, whose footwear of choice has fallen out of vogue since he declared in 2012, “I'm a fashion icon."
In 2007, the beshorted chef famously designed his own line of the ventilated clogs, and later ordered 200 pairs of his favored orange hue before the color was retired.
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Christopher Kane’s Savile Row version of the slipper was marble printed and, for all intents and purposes, bejazzled—causing a bit of a shock for spectators not expecting the controversial shoe to emerge from the fashion vault so soon.