It’s a miracle Kim Kardashian made it through the CFDA Awards without breaking an ankle. The Skims founder attended the Nov. 6 ceremony wearing a pair of platform “Barbie-foot heels” that doubled as an optical illusion. As she made her way up the American Museum of Natural History steps in New York City, the nearly invisible toe straps made it look as though her feet were attached to the stilettos by glue. Without the support of an ankle strap, we would’ve totally taken a tumble, but Kardashian ascended the stairs and posed on the red carpet like a pro with nary a wobble in sight.
As for the rest of Kardashian’s look, she wore a custom halter Chrome Hearts gown made of leather, embroidered with the label’s signature cross motif. The back of the dress was held together by metallic buttons that were undone at the bottom to create a slit, allowing her heels to peek out from underneath.
With the help of her go-to stylist, Danielle Levi, Kardashian finished the outfit with silver Chrome Hearts jewelry, a black manicure, and a tousled Pamela Anderson-style updo. During the award ceremony, she took the stage to present the fashion icon award to Serena Williams, the first athlete to receive the accolade.
The CFDA Awards gathered dozens of stylish celebrities to honor designers and stars shaping the fashion industry. Anne Hathaway hosted the event this year, arriving in a denim Ralph Lauren set and later changing into a red lace Rodarte gown. Other standout looks of the night included Lola Tung’s sheer embellished Balmain minidress, Mary J. Blige’s crystal-covered Christian Siriano gown, and Madelyn Cline’s strapless metallic Oscar de la Renta dress.
Check out the wild heels Kardashian wore to the CFDA Awards below, then look back at her style evolution through the years to see how much her footwear taste has changed over time.