The design was launched in 1957 in cream and black and has been in production more or less ever since being adapted to current trends and applied to other styles.
While Chanel was not the first to use the idea of a dark toe cap on a pale shoe she may well have been the first to apply it to a slingback.
Two tone designs were popular throughout the Edwardian period and during the 20s and 30s on boots, closed shoes and fashion styles.
Rene Mancini for Chanel c1963
Modernised for the 1980s
With CC logo from recent years
Ballerinas with logo