It was exactly this time last year. Kendall Jenner prancing around Mykonos town in Simon Miller’s glossy black Beep Thong Heel. There she was, leaning against the white-washed walls of the Bonbonniere Club in a floral summer slip and shiny black thong heel. Kendall, no! It was a Greek tragedy waiting to happen. Just the type of heel those hungry cobblestones would guzzle up, throwing off any kind of equilibrium and sending you to straight to the floor and into a Mykonos moon boot (read: not chic).
Yesterday, Kendall Jenner reprised her favourite footwear style, but, thankfully, on much safer ground. On date night with gal pal Hailey Bieber at Nobu Malibu, Jenner wore her prized thong heel once again, this time pairing a brown croc version by Staud with a teeny tiny black crop top by Aussie label Steele, Mozh Mozh scalloped tweed mini skirt and black mask (Bieber wore a white mask to match her Christopher Esber dress). The final touch of her nineties outfit was a micro baguette bag in black with white dragonfly charm dangling from its strap.
It’s no secret the BFF’s love (read: have an obsession with) the nineties. Not a day goes by without Jenner or Bieber sporting some kind of ’90s-inflected fashion. There’s been bucket hats, Carrie Bradshaw-inspired naked dresses, chunky dad sneakers, chokers and baguette bags. There’s even been a dalliance with the decade following, questionable noughties style in the form of low-riding parachute pants, crop tops and those ridiculous Matrix-esque sunglasses.
So while both girls were in nappies when the decade was serving up spaghetti-strap dresses, flapping butterfly clips and belly-button-ring-baring crop tops, it doesn’t stop Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber revelling in the era’s sartorial riches – and for Kendall, that means her favourite nineties footwear style, the thong heel.