If there was one shoe that ruled street style during New York Fashion Week, it was Bottega Veneta’s padded sandal. The square-toed mule with puffy matelassé quilting struck a chord with editors and influencers alike—outpacing flip flops, peep-toe boots, and even Tevas as the week’s best-loved footwear. But even if their popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed, this morning they received the ultimate endorsement: a Rihanna airport style moment.
Headed to Seoul for the latest of her Fenty Beauty masterclasses, Rihanna wore a camo print sweater from Miu Miu, a crossbody Louis Vuitton multi-pochette, and the Daniel Lee-designed heels as she breezed through John F. Kennedy International Airport. Impossibly chic, yet comfortable enough to survive a 14-hour flight, her statement footwear was the perfect finish to an otherwise cozy, casual look.
This also isn’t the first time Rihanna has embraced the new Bottega: among the first to wear the brand’s covetable pouch, she helped turn the piece into an instant it-bag. Whether she’ll have the same effect on this heel style remains to be seen—but there’s no denying that RiRi wears them like nobody else.