Yea or Nay: Elle Fanning’s Chanel Sandals

Posted on July 07, 2011

Brace yourselves, kittens. It’s going to be one couture show look after another here at the T Lo International Celebrity Judging Institute today.

Elle Fanning attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011 show in a head-to-toe look by Chanel, bien sur.

Chanel Spring 2009 Couture Collection/Model: Charlotte di Calypso (ELITE)

Chanel Spring 2011 Shoes

Yes, yes; she looks super-sweet in this outfit; no complaints there. But we stumbled upon a slight disagreement while talking over these pics. Lorenzo said with disgust, “Those shoes.” Tom was a bit surprised. “What? I know they’d look ridiculous on an adult woman but can’t a 13-year-old rock a silly pair of platform sandals?”

“Not if they’re ugly. Tell me you think they’re not ugly.”

“No… you’re right. They’re kind of ugly. It’s just that it seems to me that every young miss, no matter how famous, should be given at least a little free reign to make silly fashion mistakes, right? It’s a little endearing.”

“They’re UGLY.”

“Well then. It looks like it’s up to the Bitter Kittens to decide this one.”

“Hmmph.”

YEA or NAY: Elle Fanning’s Chanel platform sandals?


[Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com, WireImage, style.com]

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  • Paige Hinson

    They’re ugly.

  • Anonymous

    I actually gasped out loud when I scrolled down. Nay.

  • http://twitter.com/jennawaterford Jenna Waterford

    I think the shoes make the outfit so age-appropriate as they are very much a teenager’s aesthetic. They aren’t my style at all, but I think she rocks them with that dress.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      My thoughts exactly. I’m not sure I could give them a yea under any other circumstances, but on that girl with that dress, I find them endearing even though they’re kind of hideous.

      • Anonymous

        I’m jumping in with you two, because I think we’re in the minority. I wouldn’t wear them, but my 13 year old self would have worn them, and Elle’s adorable.

        • Anonymous

          My 15 y/o laughed out loud when she saw them. Then she held up her silver strappy stilettos and said “THESE go with that outfit!”, rolled her eyes and skipped off.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing!  They are ugly but they work for her.

  • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

    Ugly. Swap ‘em out for a funky ballet flat, maybe something in an eye-catching color, and it’s a home run.

    • Anonymous

      i second this.  those shoes are unforgivable.  whoever designed them should be slapped and denied sugar for at least a month.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        May I borrow this discipline tactic for my children?

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Yea. What Tom said.
     

  • Jennifer Alderman

    UGLY.

  • Anonymous

    Those things are hideous!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly the word that sprang to my mind on first look.

      Truly hideous.

  • Anonymous

    I’m all nay all the way.

    Here’s the thing. I think those shoes would be adorably funky with a slim skirt or slim pants. I think that skirt might potentially maybe work with a heel. But the combination of shapes throws everything off and, while a young girl should not have to wear makeup, would it hurt to wipe the sweat off? No, it would not hurt.

  • Terence Ng

    Fugged up sandals. No.  Nay. The dress itself? Just not her dress. Not awful, though.

  • http://twitter.com/AnnaPBrittain APB

    Fug.

    Also, Elle sweetheart, there comes a time in a girl’s life where she needs to keep the shine on her nose (and cheeks… and forehead…) in check. Check in with Dakota, her makeup *always* looks fresh and age-appropriate.

    • Anonymous

      A blotting paper would have helped a lot.  There’s “youthful glow” and then there’s “hormones have kicked in and you look like you slaved over the deep fryer at McDonalds for an 8-hour shift”.  She falls under the second.

  • Grace Ritt

    I kind of love them. YEA!

  • Anonymous

    Ugly.  The dress is cute and so is she, but the shoes are distracting.

  • Anonymous

    UGTASTIC

  • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

    Ugly.
    And also that face looks shiny, I’m not saying she should be wearing tons of make-up, but little powder wouldn’t hurt

  • Anonymous

    They look like combat boots.  Big, Bug-stomping combat boots.  With cutaways.  For air flow.

    NAY.

  • Anonymous

    Nay.  I couldn’t say it louder if I were a horse.  Perhaps with another outfit?  A pair of cute shorts or something?  But they’re basically expensive platform flip-flops and bring down the rest of the outfit.  As the Fug Girls say, as scroll down fug.

  • http://twitter.com/hamsteaky Maria Smith

    Seeing a 13 year old in Chanel just hurts my soul.

  • Anonymous

    They’re beyong ugly! NAY

  • Anonymous

    Fugly shoes. Great dress. She was very strong in “Super 8″ so I am less inclined to roll my eyes and say, “Another All-American Blonde nothing” than I might otherrwise be.
    Does she actually have lumpy ugly knees or is it the skirt length/shoes? They look like such utilitarian knees in these pics. 

    • Anonymous

      She’s 13.  That’s not her grown up body yet.  Please don’t judge it.  Children have enough problems.

  • Anonymous

    fug.

  • Anonymous

    Nay!!! They’re ugly!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/CostumePro Jenni Dryden

    Nay. Not with that dress. They’d be ok with a pair of skinny jeans and a tunic style top to balance proportion. I’d rather have seen her wear a daintier shoe with that feminine, youthful dress. 

  • Anonymous

    Hell to tha NAY! The whole look is just sad.

  • http://twitter.com/magdalenebloom magdalenebloom

    They must be ugly in the fashion world since I do like them…

  • Anonymous

    The shoes are fug and nobody can make them look good.

  • Julie Woodson

    Nay. Especially not with that sweet dress. They shoes kind of bring it down to “sporty” level.

  • Anonymous

    She’s 13.  Who cares?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, yea, I guess. She’s a kid. Wearing clothes that cost more than what I make in a week, but a kid.

  • Alexandra Simons

    Really ugly – they make her look stumpy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523566011 Dawn Grimes Stough

    they’re clunky :(

  • Nicole Evangelista

    Ugh NAY! Those things are awful. Ruins the whole look. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177755257 Lisa Weaver

    UGLY – They make her look stumpy and clumpy, which she is not.

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    Eww.  Those are ugly.

  • Anonymous

    The shoes are hideous, but they are about right for a 13-year-old, so I give her an In. I’m not sure I like the vest-jacket piece, but the rest of the outfit is lovely.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJYUDH734WLXHJQLK4EAO5X45Q Carrie

    I’m with Lorenzo.  Ugly.  Kinda ruins the look for me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJYUDH734WLXHJQLK4EAO5X45Q Carrie

    I’m with Lorenzo.  Ugly.  Kinda ruins the look for me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

    OH GOD, MY EYES, WHY DO THEY EVEN EXIST? Why would anyone design shoes like these? NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

    OH GOD, MY EYES, WHY DO THEY EVEN EXIST? Why would anyone design shoes like these? NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY!

  • Anonymous

    if i take elle out of the moment, i have to say i think they are a NAY

  • Anonymous

    if i take elle out of the moment, i have to say i think they are a NAY

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t… NAY!

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t… NAY!

  • Anonymous

    Ugly

  • Anonymous

    Ugly

  • Anonymous

    Ugly and she could use some blotting powder.

  • http://twitter.com/leeheffner Lee Heffner

    those are terribly ugly. they remind me of a black pair of steve maddens that i rocked all throughout high school, though, with that platform. i really like her dress though.

  • http://twitter.com/leeheffner Lee Heffner

    those are terribly ugly. they remind me of a black pair of steve maddens that i rocked all throughout high school, though, with that platform. i really like her dress though.

  • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

    Nay on the whole thing.  None of it is flattering on her and rarely have I seen a pair of shoes that totally ruined the wearer’s legs- but now I understand. 
    She is also breaking one of TLo’s 10 fashion commandments and wearing a dress in her exact skin tone.  nonononono!  For her penance she must read 10 in and out posts.

  • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

    Nay on the whole thing.  None of it is flattering on her and rarely have I seen a pair of shoes that totally ruined the wearer’s legs- but now I understand. 
    She is also breaking one of TLo’s 10 fashion commandments and wearing a dress in her exact skin tone.  nonononono!  For her penance she must read 10 in and out posts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    Nay nay nay and OMG what is up with the shiny face of Shinyville? I can handle that look on the everywoman on the street, because they don’t come with traveling makeup kits. Well, most don’t…

  • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

    Perhaps my general dislike of white shoes is clouding my judgment, but I have to go with hell no on these shoes. I love a platform but those just look cheap and ugly and white. And I agree with the PP, she needs to learn a little bit about controlling the shine.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    Ugly.  Straight up.  Nay.

  • Anonymous

    They’re ugly.  A lot.

  • Anonymous

    Nay. The shoes look too heavy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    It’s true, they are ugly. Loud NAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    Oh come on, if you all were 13 you would rock the SHIT out of those ridiculous things. I myself had many a platform sneaker, sandal, and flipflop in my youth and loved how enormous they made me. I was already about seven inches taller than everyone in my grade, so just add a three inch platform and BAM! I had almost a foot on those suckers.

    Generally speaking I do think those are some of the most hiddy shoes I’ve seen lately, but there have been worse shoes on women who should know better.  Cut a girl a little slack….plus props must be given for not copying the runway looking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf UltimaEsperenza

    Big, blocks of wrong strapped to her feet. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

    Ok, in the last photo, she looks like she needs a good wash.  It would be great if 13 year old actually dressed to match their appearance.  When I look at the last photo, I see a kid who was just called in from climbing trees or skateboarding or doing some other activity that a child her age would do.  Sure, the outfit looks “age appropriate” but somehow, that one photo says alot more than the outfit or the shoes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

    Ok, in the last photo, she looks like she needs a good wash.  It would be great if 13 year old actually dressed to match their appearance.  When I look at the last photo, I see a kid who was just called in from climbing trees or skateboarding or doing some other activity that a child her age would do.  Sure, the outfit looks “age appropriate” but somehow, that one photo says alot more than the outfit or the shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Those are pretty terrible sandals. They don’t even look expensive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Those are pretty terrible sandals. They don’t even look expensive!

  • Anonymous

    Nay. And for the record, I was wearing makeup when I was 13 – not much since Catholic school didn’t really allow it – but at least some powder and a little mascara. Who doesn’t raid their mother’s makeup right before high school, honestly?

  • Anonymous

    So ugly. I just can’t.

  • Anonymous

    Those are ugly and remind me of Volcom platform flip flops favored by southern California sorority girls.
    This bitter says Nay, even if they are Chanel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14102302 Kat Meyers

    Nay! They’re exceedingly ugly.

  • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

    They’re ugly.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Ugly, regardless of how young the feet are.  I would be okay with platform sandals, but THESE are hideous.  Not to mention that they look incredibly uncomfortable and that she will probably have a blister in between her toes before the night’s over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    I wore ugly platforms when I was her age (almost exclusively), and even then I would have said that those are ugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Remind me how “Yea or Nay” is different from “In or Out”?

  • Tom Shea

    NAY.
    And it’s free “rein,” Tom. Not “reign.”

  • Boricua in Texas

    I like them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Honestly, I wish they would take this child off the circuit and let her come back when she’s in high school. She looks like the sacrificial virgin in that white dress, getting thrown the media slaughter. She looks overwhelmed and terrified — where is her mother? Two words for you, Mom: Lindsay Lohan.

  • Andreas Stahl

    I am always with Lorenzo, or at least more often than not – but I have to give this to Tom: This is what I would wear if I were a teenage girl with too much money. They are not beautiful but playful, and they make me giggle rather then retch.

  • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

    OUT.  Looks like they’ve been stolen from the closet of the Bride of Frankenstein.  What’s wrong with a pretty strappy sandal?  I hate this trend of clodhopper shoes.  

  • aimee_parrott

    YEA to Ms. Fanning, YEA to her in that dress, which is utterly adorable on her.  NAY to the sandals, which are hiddy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

    Nay.  They pretty much ruin the whole ensemble.

  • Anonymous

    Not just ugly – OOGLY.

  • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

    Platform sandals are always ugly.  Except, perhaps, on Elle Fanning.  I hate to say it…

  • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

    They are pretty horrific..sort of a gross “active” sandal…totally NAY!

  • Susie Pamudji

    Nay. Super ugly.

  • Anonymous

    That exact conversation played out in my head as I scrolled down through the pics. If it were an in/out post for the entire outfit, I would say ‘in’. But since it’s just about the shoes…I don’t think I can give them a pass on their own. Nay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    They’re ugly. And I know she’s young but can’t she at least powder that face?

  • Alyson Lamble

    Nay to both the outfit, which makes her look like a lampshade, AND the silly platform sandals, which just look downright uncomfortable.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Ugly. Yes, 13 year olds should be able to have a bad platform moment, but these shoes could be from Wal-mart.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Ugly. Yes, 13 year olds should be able to have a bad platform moment, but these shoes could be from Wal-mart.

  • scottyf

    I told myself that I would just pass posts like this by. I would stick to making comments I thought were funny and contribute in that way.

    But I’m an opinionated black queen. And I guess I’m truly a Bitter Kitten when it comes to this topic.

    I say NAY.

    But not to this child, but to adults who find judging a 13 year old in ANY way to be an entertaining pastime. Why not leave that to her peers on their Facebook page?  I KNOW she’s in the public eye and that in and of itself opens her up to scrutiny. But would you want YOUR child to stumble onto a site where there are posts after posts of adults dissecting her look, make-up and every aspect of her physical being? Isn’t that the kind of shit we tell them is petty and unimportant? Aren’t adults that do this on other sites of a less reputable and honorable nature than this one circumspect at the very least? Just because you tell yourself it’s all in fun, does that make it okay? At what age does it become inappropriate?

    I just REALLY don’t understand it. I just really don’t. 

    • MilaXX

      I don’t know. She’s an actress, a working professional. As such she is eligible for awards and such based on her performances.She’s also likely compensated for the wearing of many of the frocks we see her in. I doubt I would want any child of mine in the entertainment business period. I can’t see the difference in a child of mine reading people posts regarding her performing whether it be in a movie or a fashion spread. It’s still post after post with her as the topic and it’s what she and her parent sign up for when they agree to enter this business. Personally I try to keep the critics regulated to the outfit and not make it about physical attributes, but I don’t think she gets a pass because she’s a child.

      • scottyf

        This isn’t about her work. Adults critiquing her performance is a part of the job of acting. And I fully understand that being a celebrity has it’s own unique job description which includes being held up to scrutiny. It doesn’t make it any less creepy for me. Put it this way–take the celebrity aspect out of it: if you came upon a website which had pictures of your or your neighbor’s 13 year old child, and  ADULTS discussing how her legs looked or whether her make-up was well done…wouldn’t that take you aback just a little? I’d be alerting the authorities and To Catch A Predator,/i>. For me, putting the moniker of celebrity on a kid doesn’t make it any less disconcerting.

        • MilaXX

          But if you take the celebrity aspect out of it would she be wearing thousands of dollars in designer clothes and having her picture taken on the RC? What 13 year old do you know can afford Channel shoes? It goes with the job. As for her mu, well. I’m a wannabe mu artist, I advise people in my everyday life even as young as 13 about skincare and mu. In this context I don;t find it creepy at all.

          • scottyf

            We’re just going to have to respectfully agree to disagree here MilaXX. 

            I don’t seem to be able to articulate my point, and God knows I’m obviously in the minority here (pun not intended–but perhaps slightly Freudian in nature) around this topic.
            I’m sure you’re an exceptional makeup artist. And advising and criticizing are two entirely different things. I think a teen would be lucky to have your expertise when it comes to style and skincare. 

            But on this topic what I hear you saying is that celebrity and expense of clothing gives us (adults) the right to objectify a child. What I’m saying is that I don’t think anything gives us the right to objectify a child. When she’s of age: bitch away. Until then, we should just find another pic of JLo to critique. It won’t be that hard.

          • MilaXX

            Hey agreeing to disagree isn’t a bad thing. They make more than one flavor of ice cream don’t they? I don;t view it as objectifying, but I do think we’re human and judging is what we do each and every day. we’re judging whether or not those very expensive designer clothes she’s wearing A) look good and B) look good on her. Either way no harm, no foul.

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure you’re not checking this any more Scotty, but I just wanted to say that I understand and respect your point. I think that for me, a little bit of a difference between critiquing this kid’s choice in shoes and the neighborhood teen down the street is that Elle and the adults around her are prompting this objectification. Why is she at this event, dressed up in these expensive clothes and parading in front of the cameras? Because she projects an image that Chanel wants to use to market its clothing. And so we are obliging by looking at the pictures and critiquing the clothing in front of us.

            No, I don’t think I would feel entirely comfortable having my (imaginary) child’s clothing choices picked apart by strangers. But if it were my child’s job (and I’m sure someone is getting paid in this situation) to sell clothing, I would have to accept it. I’m not even sure these are Elle’s choices, here. She’s wearing what she was told to wear.

            With that said, I do understand the discomfort around this. If this were a “girl on the street” image of Elle, then I’d feel very squidgy about saying “haw those shoes are ugly!” When she is legitimately on display, on the “job” as it were, I have fewer misgivings.

          • scottyf

            Sorry I’m just getting back to this moppet. And I appreciate your weighing in.

            As I said in my last post to MilaXX: I don’t think I’m articulating my point very well.

            It really isn’t about the clothes. It’s about adults spending so much time obsessing over a thirteen year old girl in a forum that is clearly not geared for minors. As frustrated as I am with her inclusion on the site, I can’t even really get that upset with Tom & Lorenzo, because they have clearly articulated their reasons and for the most part treat her as a minor by using such terms as “Baby WERQ” to differentiate her posts from adults. But it’s a slippery slope, and not all of us are on the same page as our venerable hosts. Some of us see and put her in the exact same category as grown women and make remarks that actually shock and appall me. To me it’s a slippery slope when adults take more pleasure in dissecting young people than protecting them from such behavior.

            And it doesn’t matter to me if they are professionals that make a zillion dollars and wear priceless couture, or are on Public Assistance and wear K-mart specials. It doesn’t matter to me if they are mocha-brown like Willow Smith or alabaster-pink like Elle Fanning. They are children. And in my opinion ALL children deserve the protection–not only of their parents, but–of ANY mature adult who cares about their growth and well-being.

            *gets off of his jewel-encrusted soap box*

          • Anonymous

            I do see what you’re saying. (I really do, I’m not just trying to sound
            like a parrot!) It seems as if part of your issue is that she’s even
            being put out there at all as an object of scrutiny — that’s definitely
            a bigger conversation, one I wish we could have here. Maybe in some
            appropriate thread we can. But in the meantime, thank you for the food
            for thought!

  • scottyf

    I told myself that I would just pass posts like this by. I would stick to making comments I thought were funny and contribute in that way.

    But I’m an opinionated black queen. And I guess I’m truly a Bitter Kitten when it comes to this topic.

    I say NAY.

    But not to this child, but to adults who find judging a 13 year old in ANY way to be an entertaining pastime. Why not leave that to her peers on their Facebook page?  I KNOW she’s in the public eye and that in and of itself opens her up to scrutiny. But would you want YOUR child to stumble onto a site where there are posts after posts of adults dissecting her look, make-up and every aspect of her physical being? Isn’t that the kind of shit we tell them is petty and unimportant? Aren’t adults that do this on other sites of a less reputable and honorable nature than this one circumspect at the very least? Just because you tell yourself it’s all in fun, does that make it okay? At what age does it become inappropriate?

    I just REALLY don’t understand it. I just really don’t. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Thomson/25501274 Jamie Thomson

    They’re not particularly flattering; her legs look stumpy, and they’re obviously not under normal circumstances. I understand the whole “She’s 13 and having a little fun” aesthetic argument, but she could have chosen shoes that fell within that parameter while still being cute. The dress is beautiful, but I think it would be more so in a color, any color. She’s got a gorgeous complexion and kudos to her for not frying it in the sun but she tends to look washed out easily.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Thomson/25501274 Jamie Thomson

    They’re not particularly flattering; her legs look stumpy, and they’re obviously not under normal circumstances. I understand the whole “She’s 13 and having a little fun” aesthetic argument, but she could have chosen shoes that fell within that parameter while still being cute. The dress is beautiful, but I think it would be more so in a color, any color. She’s got a gorgeous complexion and kudos to her for not frying it in the sun but she tends to look washed out easily.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    UGLY

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUKL3CV3Y66UWR7BWYJMPSDRR4 Annie

    Nay, they’d be better with pants.

  • http://twitter.com/merrigator merrigator

    They’re ugly!  Doesn’t matter how old the wearer is.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

    They’re ugly.

  • Anonymous

    I think shoes LIKE this could be fun and cute for a girl her age, but this particular pair is just ugly – they make her feet look like bricks and ruin the whole look. Nay.

  • Anonymous

    The problem may not be that they’re ugly – they look sort of ok with the lace pants – but they’re just ALL WRONG with that dress.

  • k_skenes

    I would FAR rather see this than super high heels.  Yea!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

    HORRID!  ugly ugly ugly!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    The way she’s posed in the penultimate photo, she looks like Carrie at the prom. Everybody run for your lives!

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    Nay.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    They look like the corrective Dr Scholl’s shoes my 80 year old ballet teacher used to wear because she screwed her feet up dancing en pointe for so many years.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

    The dress is super cute but the shoes look like hooves.

    Nay

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YG4CJVFIDWHGICQPLJFSEZ3IOI StaceyJ

    It’s not just the platform that’s ugly.  The thick braid between the toes looks painful to wear and the loop de loops are ugly too.  Even if that shoe was a summer sandal with a flat heel it would still be ugly. 

  • MilaXX

    I think they are a bit on the hiddy side but could work with pants. They just don’t go with this outfit. Nay

  • Alex Cummings

    neighhh!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJYU3ENVAX537EZRTADIX2QLI Leela

    they make me want to break all my DVDs of Austin Powers and Dazed and Confused in a fit of anti-retro rage. Then use the shards to write “they’re ugly.”

  • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

    I’ll admit at 13 I was rocking some crazy platform sandals, but they were cute. Even having the name Chanel attached to them doesn’t make them ok. UGLY.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kathrynperryhopkins Kathryn Perry Hopkins

    Ugh, so terrible.  They made me cringe.
     

  • Anonymous

    fugly  sandals that the bride of frankenstein could wear. 

  • Anonymous

    They’re ugly. Nay.

  • http://foodandwinehedonist.wordpress.com/ thefoodandwinehedonist

    Cutting her a break for being a young kid doesn’t make them any better looking.  Ugly is ugly, but these aren’t ugly.  These are Fugly

  • http://twitter.com/annmartina Ann Harste

    They ruin the rest of the look

  • aussiegal77

    When I was a young ‘un….lo these many years ago….I owned a pair of chunky platform sandals.  I wish I had someone tell me how fug they were.  Elle’s shoes are a NAY.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with Lo, U-G-L-Y

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen worse but OK, UGLY.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    they’re ugly but they’re supposed to be ugly.
    i dont think anyone older or larger in any way could carry them off but i think she does.

  • Anonymous

    She ain’t got no alibi. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    Ugly.  13 year olds have a god-given right to wear ugly shoes sometimes, but that doesn’t make them less ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    NAY!!! Youth is no excuse for ugly!

  • http://profiles.google.com/leduc.maggi Maggi LeDuc

    NAY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    Agree with Lorenzo: they are obstructively ugly sandals. 

  • Anonymous

    A very teenage aesthetic: ugly shoes!

    For some reason I don’t mind them on the model…maybe because I don’t see a face/body only shoes and leg?  They look like a costume?

    Nay!!!

  • Anonymous

    Quoting a certain countess, “even Chanel makes mistakes.”  Those shoes should be no where near that dress.

  • Anonymous

    the whole outfit is hiddy. The shoes are the ugly cherries on this gross sundae

  • Anonymous

    I like them!  Sure they’re grunge level clunky, but they make the whole outfit look appropriate for a 13 year old.  Compare her to the model wearing the same dress with different shoes.  It just brings the look to Elle’s age level.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

    u-g-l-y, they ain’t got an alibi

  • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

    I was fully prepared to HATE them from the thumbnail pics, but I surprised myself by liking them.  I don’t know why; I usually hate platforms of any kind, but especially sandals.

    Yay.

  • Anonymous

    Some shoes can ONLY be worn by women with long legs and racehorse ankles.

    That’s your veto right there.

      

  • Regina Cullen

    Butt ugly in fact.

  • Anonymous

    NAY.

    Or, more accurately: Burn Them With Fire!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

    u-g-l-y, they ain’t got an alibi.

  • Anonymous

    NAY.  Fugly.

  • Anonymous

    I agree that the sandals are somewhat ugly (as just about all platform sandals are). But she is just the right age for experimenting.
    I kinda like the way the look on her and I certainly would have jumped at the chance to wear such a pair of shoes when I was 13.

  • Anonymous

    YES.  This is the one thing Elle Fanning and I had in common in our pre-adolescence: awkward platform sandals.

  • bookish

    It’s true every kid should get a chance to wear ugly platform sandals (I wore mine well into college), but they should cost $20 or less or it just seems like a big waste.

  • http://twitter.com/GQueen GQueen

    NAY NAY NAY. They ruin an otherwise cute look. HORRIBLE SHOES. BURN THEM!

  • Anonymous

    I say they’re cute. YEA!

  • Anonymous

    I say they’re cute. YEA!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Nay.  I can’t get behind the clunkiness of these shoes.  They look silly and are probably very awkward to walk in. 

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Nay.  I can’t get behind the clunkiness of these shoes.  They look silly and are probably very awkward to walk in. 

  • Sara__B

    NAY! Those clodhoppers probably rank in the top 100 ugliest shoes of all time. (Maybe with jeans, they’d be okay?)

  • Sara__B

    NAY! Those clodhoppers probably rank in the top 100 ugliest shoes of all time. (Maybe with jeans, they’d be okay?)

  • Anonymous

    Commentariat forgive me, but…I kinda like ‘em.

  • Anonymous

    Commentariat forgive me, but…I kinda like ‘em.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

    They’re UGLY.

  • Anonymous

    I love a good platform, but these are true hideosity. Someone suggested a stylish pair of ballet flats in a great color which I think would do the trick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    They are very ugly, at least they’re not inappropriately slutty.

  • http://twitter.com/MandyAndyCandy Anonymous

    They’re ugly with a dress, but I think they’d be really cute with jeans.

  • Anonymous

    I’m voting with Team Ugly. Also, in that first picture that dress looks bad on her, makes her very wide on top. The picture that’s more close up looks better, but I’m not feeling the dress either.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. Fugly shoes. Even being 13 doesn’t excuse that…

  • Anonymous

    Those sandals are pure Fugly with a capital “F”!     Nay! OUT!

  • Anonymous

    The are hideous. I would have thought it was one of those pieces in a collection that everyone knew was supposed to stay on the runway

  • Anonymous

    I think they are cute for a young teenager.  Giver her a break.  I think she’s adorable, and I’m glad she doesn’t wear makeup.  If I’m being honest, I don’t think she should be wearing shoes like that either, but just because I wasn’t allowed at that age, I won’t begrudge her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583342965 Melody Sellers

    Seriously fug.

  • Basil Von Broccoli

    Cute, but only on a teenager.

  • Anonymous

    At her age I wore jelly sandals in the summer. Who am I to judge? Please. Of course I judge her. But they’re still Chanel platforms. I’ll let her pass.

  • up with pod people

    Endearing. And so practical for hoofing it around a show! I like that a little girl isn’t in sky-high heels. In!

  • Anonymous

    Enchanted, that’s an interesting comment. 
     I am surprised to learn that she is only 13.  I thought she was about 16. She has serious acting chops. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EM3ESTLWTB2EIQNUBLCIWCBW5Q Timothy Cook

    Everyone is correct.  They are hideously ugly and ill proportioned.  But she’s 13 and gets a pass for ridiculously stupid looking shoes.  So yeah – They’re ugly, but that’s ok.

  • Anonymous

    They ruin the look of the dress.  Big old nay.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think they’re superhid when paired with pants, as shown.  But with a couture dress?  Really?  13 or not, she must have had a better choice.  Nay.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Nay on her. She’s loveliness personified, but not in possession of a super slim ankle. These, because of the ties, only emphasize that. On someone else, I might like them more.

  • Anonymous

    nay nay nay nay!!

  • tanya_hamilton

    They’re ugly

  • Joyce VG

    NAY.  Needs a better design.

  • Anonymous

    Nay!

  • Anonymous

    “They’re UGLY.”

    Nay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

    Ugly. I don’t care how old she is, youth can not make those shoes pretty.

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    Super Uggo!  NAY

  • Anonymous

    Eh, I don’t mind the sandals, but I think I LVOE the burnout fabric of the pants they are shown with.  I would love to see those.

  • Anonymous

    They’re ugly, Tom. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    grrroosss!!! but I do agree that she should be able to get away with it. She’s 13 years old for goodness sake!

  • http://twitter.com/vesperbeauty Vesper Beauty

    Horrible shoes. It’s like she found herself suddenly without footwear and decided to MacGyver two hunks of styrofoam to her feet with string and tin foil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126040808 Beth Crocker Veon

    She’s a baby – leave her be.

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    Okay I guess the shoes are a bit ugly, but I wore far worse at her age. Yay (I mean Yea).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    Big Fat NAY!

  • Anonymous

    U-G-L-Y. They’re ugly. But it’s sweet that she’s trying. Still Nay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

    nay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786229820 Rhonda Hanson

    it is the white soles, the runway shows black soles. totally different look.

  • Anonymous

    I think they’re really cute.  Before I read what TLo had to say, I was looking at the shoes, thinking, “I can imagine someone drooling over these shoes and wanting them.”   

  • Anonymous

    Nay nay! Hideous and unflattering. 

  • Anonymous

    I side with Lorenzo. NAY, those are some fugly sandals.

  • Anonymous

    They’re semi-ugly. I like the “heel” on the platform. She can get away with wearing them with that dress because she’s a kid. Otherwise, they’re for pants only.

  • Lenora Dody

    They are very ugly; I vote Nay!!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like them with what she is wearing here.  I think a shorter A-line dress would be better. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

    Lorenzo is right. NEA!

  • Anonymous

    Naaaaaay

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DJQMGJU7MZMBVLSD4GUTPJEPD4 murt

    Yay for sure because of her age – I would have loved to wear shoes like that when I was 13.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    Yea!

  • Anonymous

    Nay.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with Lo.  But they might make excellent flotation devices.

  • Anonymous

    The shoes ARE a little bit ugly, but the dress is so sweet that it gives it a nice edge. IN!

  • narita_rayna

    so ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/MaliBOOYABarbie Frankie V

    They’re fugly- NAY NAY and MORE NAY! if this were a girl on the street” post, I would give it a pass, cause she is 13 (but that would also be creepy of us to comment on, IMO). But lest we forget, she is a celebrity out there promoting herself and her projects, and thus a stylist was no doubt employed. So the Nay goes to them for letting her clomp around in those things.

  • Anonymous

    NAY. Ugly!

  • Anonymous

    Tell me, again, why this girl is famous?  Besides for being Dakota’s sister?  I can’t remember what she’s been in…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

    Nay. They’re ugly.

  • Trinh D.

    I have to remind myself that she’s only a teenager every time you have a post. It’s an IN for me. She’s cute and dressed appropriately. When I was her age, I wore uglier shoes, plus mine cost a fraction of her shoes so yeaaa..

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Nay.  They’re butt ugly.  And I’m already sick of this child.

  • Mariah J

    Those shoes are a crime against nature. BURN THEM

  • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

    There’s something adorably awkward in a ‘first formal 7th grade dance’ way about the look.  That said, the shoes are irretrievably ugly & unflattering, but she still gets a pass from me.  How is she supposed to wear head to toe Chanel at a Chanel event and pull it off when their clothes aren’t meant for 13 year old girls?

    Also:  blotting paper.

  • http://profiles.google.com/galalefey Gabriella Ripoll

    I originally thought they were sneakers, which, while also a ridiculous choice, was somewhat endearing to me. As it is, these are both ugly and offensive because they probably cost more than my rent. So I say thee NAY.

  • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

    NAY. Kill them with fire.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta go with Lorenzo….definitely ugly.
    Not that crazy about the dress either.

  • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

    Absolutely heinous. I don’t care if she’s 6, 16 or 60.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

    Nay. Ugly.  They don’t add the necessary “Whimsy” which a more playful pair of platform sandals might. Looking at her, I can hear her clumping down the hall at reform school

  • Sabina Kallstrom

    hideous.

  • http://twitter.com/80nine CAMERON

    BEYOND ugly

  • Joanie Hunt

    The sandals are ugly

  • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

    Fierce little outfit, but the shoes are just fugly. They even make her feet look ugly. NAY. Still love her, though. 

  • Anonymous

    Nay

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    Oh, Hell-fug’n-No!

  • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

    NAY, because I saw another blogger call them “flatforms,” and that made me want to throw up.

  • Anonymous

    NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know i sound like a horse but NAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yay, but they expire at about 15. Perfect for a 13 yr old.

  • Anonymous

    She’s young, so I’ll give her a lot of leeway here. The shoes should never have been made in the first place. Ugh. But, given that she’s only 13 and I can remember the craptastic shoes I wore at that age I’ll give her a break.
    Yea. But I don’t want to seem them any more.

  • Erica Moon

    ew, no.

  • Jen Sickels

    hiddy.

  • Structural Reform

    The shoes are not that bad, given that she’s petite and fourteen and pale. I give it a yay. And I bet they look better in person.

  • Anonymous

    They’re UGLY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebba-Svantesson/1750647220 Ebba Svantesson

    nay

  • Anonymous

    they’re ugly in general, but cute on her. and in an odd way, they really work with the dress. is say YAY.

  • Anonymous

    they’re ugly in general, but cute on her. and in an odd way, they really work with the dress. is say YAY.

  • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

    They’re ugly. … And something I would have worn at 13. But still ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/ktdid KatiI

    They just don’t go with the dress. I think that’s the big problem.  It’s a sweet delicate dress and the sandals are chunky, meant to be rocked with a jean or something. 

  • Anonymous

    Nay Nay Nay

  • http://profiles.google.com/psykid42 Christopher Brathwaite

    Ugly in theory yes. Ugly in this situation, only a little. It makes her look her age, so i’ll give it a YEA

  • Anonymous

    Hiddy.

  • Lisa

    HIDEOUS shoes!  Yooooogly!  I agree, a cute pair of flats would have worked wonders here, because other than the shoes, she looks lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

    NAY!!!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/laurel_wreath Laura Evans

    First overwhelming impulse was to scream ‘NAY. NAY. NAY’.
    Second was to actually look, and despite the fact that on first glance, they’re hideous, if you look at them and remind yourself that she’s only 13, they make the look really cute and young.
    Belated-YAY.

  • Anonymous

    NAY!!! Breathtakingly horrible.

  • Anonymous

    Nay. With something else I might not hate them as much, but with this outfit, they are NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY NAY.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Nay.  They are ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Ugly. What was the question?

  • Anonymous

    Nay. They’re nauseating.

  • Anonymous

    so ugly, and i really don’t think they go with the outfit.

  • Beth G

    Ugly.  Very very ugly.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    Yay for anyone under 14. Nay for everyone older than that.

  • http://psychopixie.wordpress.com Julia Mathias

    Soooo ugly!

  • http://psychopixie.wordpress.com Julia Mathias

    Soooo ugly!

  • Anonymous

    She may be 13, but if you get to wear free couture you are fair game. Sorry, but something had to put the “bitter” in “Bitter Kitten”. Hate the dress and shoes on her, although I love the dress on the model and don’t mind the shoes in the snap. Every girl should experiment with platforms, though, and she does have lots of time to learn how to make good sartorial choices.

  • Anonymous

    NAY. Not cute.

  • Geno Boggiatto

    UGGO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

    So ugly. Out.

  • akprincess72

    U G L Y, You ain’t got no alibi….

  • Anonymous

    Chanel is apparently in the business of providing cement shoes.  Well, ballet sandal flats with cement platforms.

  • Anonymous

    my taste usually aligns more closely with T, however on this one i am most decidedly on the Lo side of this debate ….. they are really ugly and do nothing for her …. just clunky. 

  • http://soyeahsoblog.blogspot.com April and Maya

    She might be able to pull them off with a different outfit.  But with this dress, ugh.  Also, I don’t get the point of a shoe with that much height that does nothing for your leg length.

  • elzatelzabelz

    F-U-G. I don’t care if they are Chanel, they are terrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1636770467 Debbie Alexander

    To me they look kindof like cloven hooves.

  • Anonymous

    Yea, shes cute, even with the large shoes….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QK7O6OXEX3AYERJWQUXBSVCTY Candy Kane

    This is the first time I’ve seen her look like a 13 year old girl, giant platforms and all. Fun fact I too rocked ugly giant platforms at 13…it was the 90s…the Spice Girls were big…don’t judge me.

    • Anonymous

      I did too! And those platform sneakers. oh man. Spice up your life!

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    NAY!!!  I’m not sure who can pull off those shoes, but whoever she is, she is much taller than Elle Fanning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050159612 Antonia Keithahn

    Gawdawful. *Spoken with the flattest of Midwestern accents* 

  • http://twitter.com/TraciRai Traci Rai

    Those shoes are completely hideous. What did her feet do to her to deserve such treatment?

  • Sarah Beth

    The shoes are gross, and the entire outfit is under styled. . . Plus the stringy hair and oily face isn’t the most flattering. Even if she is 13, its the red carpet – there are standards.

  • maddy lucas

    Nay, I thought the outfit was so cute until I saw those.  

  • Anonymous

    Up close they’re ugly but on her they’re kind of sweet so, yea.

  • Anonymous

    Franken-shoes

  • Zubair Ghumro

    Ugly!! Definitely ugly but she looks cute in them. Why can’t she ever dress her age? 

  • Haley Buchanan

    NAY.  Yes, I probably wore shoes like that when I was 13, but I dressed like a fool when I was 13.  She has the good genetics, luck, and money to dress much better than that – even as a young teenager.

  • Anonymous

    Oh GOD, no. They look like those platform sandals that are basically styrofoam that you can poke holes through.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

    Naayyyyyy… Clumsy-looking shoes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    The shoes are ugly, but would look better with pants. They really look bad with this outfit. Maybe it’s just the pic, but she looks like she’s afraid she’s going to topple over.

  • Anonymous

    The shoes are just ugly,they ruined her look,but then again its Elle Fanning in Chanel.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    Awful, awful shoes.  NO!

  • Anonymous

    Nay.  Although I’m pretty sure I had my fair share of shoes like that in 1996.

  • vmcdanie

    I’m going to say yay because she is young enough to pull it off. By the time she’s 20, she won’t be.

    I will allow that I might be biased because I just saw Super 8 and she was quite wonderful in it.

  • http://twitter.com/Stevesotherhalf Svanhild Salmons

    They’re not that ugly, and they give her some height without killing her developing achilles tendons.
    Also, useful for fording puddles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

    Aww but we need to promote fashion experimentation at this age! just think.. she could have worn nude pumps instead.  Yay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

    Aww but we need to promote fashion experimentation at this age! just think.. she could have worn nude pumps instead.  Yay!

  • Anonymous

    Ugly.  Age has nothing to do with bad proportions.

  • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

    “They’re UGLY.” O U T ! oy!

  • Anonymous

    Late to the game, but those sandals are Fugly.  Neigh!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7Q6ZMQT26563JOBUCTF67ADAFM Fuzz

    No. They look stupid. Maybe if they didn’t try to delinate the heel… No. It’s still a stupid shoe. It’s a pretty nice strappy sandal with a one-inch styrofoam platform with stripes drawn on in silver jell-pen hot-glued on the sole. NO.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable outfit, foul shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Nay. She looks like she doesn’t even know how to stand in those things. And they are most ugly, not worth the discomfort.

  • Anonymous

    Is there an internet acronym for “Sound Of Dismay?” SOD? Yeah, I made a SOD when I saw this.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    YEA. I think they’re cute. Cute-ish. And perfectly suitable for MIss Thing.

  • paintedfish30

    pure fugly.

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    NAY. I think they’re called flatforms in some places. Ugliest kind of platform footwear ever.

  • Camille Fournier

    Bleeechhh.

  • Camille Fournier

    Bleeechh.

  • Anonymous

    UGLY!

  • Samantha Irene

    I just can’t with those sandals.. I just can’t.

  • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

    Nay, but with the shameful admission that when I was 13 I thought 90s-tastic ugly platform sandals like these were the best shoes ever invented. I blame the Spice Girls.

  • Anonymous

    The whole thing is bad, especially the SHOES!
     

  • Eliza Leoni

    Yuck!  Truly ugly.  Coco would not be pleased.

  • Eliza Leoni

    Yuck!  Truly ugly.  Coco would not be pleased.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PP4YUZ4KVA6TDLQCL2IGID7DJA F T

    The shoes are hideous but it’s not her fault. Chanel probably made her wear these. AND I will not judge a 13 year old girl, she’s entitled to have fun and she might be reading this.

  • Anonymous

    U G L Y YOU AIN’T GOT NO ALIBI

  • Anonymous

    Nay. Ugly. Really.

  • Anonymous

    Nay. Ugly. Really.

  • http://twitter.com/purpleflamingo4 Natasha Ann

    I’m not sure….. they look pretty badass on the model but on her they just look ridiculous.