Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana and Today’s It-Girls Embrace Kitten Heels: See the Trend Through the Years

The kitten heel is the cat’s meow of the moment in the style stratosphere. Long gone are the days where sky-high heels were the it-shoe. Now, the lower the heel the bigger the impact. A mere 1.5-to-2 inches is all it takes to be fiercer than ever before, and women (and their feet) are rejoicing.
But it’s not the only time in history that the kitten heel has made its mark. Even Audrey Hepburn was in on the action back in the 1960s. The “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” actress was styled in a chic navy look with matching kitten heels on the set of “How to Steal a Million” in 1966.
Audrey Hepburn wears kitten heels with a bow on the set of “How To Steal A Million” in 1966.
Twenty years later, kitten heels were a statement shoe on the Oscar de la Renta runway. The designer created a Renaissance-meets-gypsy inspired look for his fall 1988 show, which he paired with kitten-heeled mules.
A black jacket with a contrasting yellow embroidered trim was paired with harem pants and kitten heels in the Oscar de la Renta fall show, New York, 1988.
Nearly 10 years after Oscar de la Renta’s kitten mules, royalty brought the silhouette to

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