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Brooke Shields Wore Bright Yellow Crocs On The Red Carpet

Is the Crocs-aissance upon us?
brooke shields are the 2024 tony awards in a yellow dress
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As comfortable as they may be, there’s no fashion statement quite like a pair of Crocs.

Up there with Ugg Boots and Margiela Tabis as some of fashion’s most divisive footwear, the rubbery clog has been a mainstay of casual and loungewear since the early 2000s. In recent years, Crocs have enjoyed a pivot toward a more fashionable path than their reputation had previously afforded them, boasting collaborations with the likes of Simone Rocha and Balenciaga.

Now, the shoe has perhaps solidified its “stylish” status because it just appeared on the red carpet at the 77th Tony Awards—on the feet of a former model, no less.

On Sunday night, Brooke Shields took the floor at the 2024 Tonys sporting an all-yellow ensemble. And it wasn’t just the actress and model’s stunning, canary-coloured gown that turned heads, with her matching Crocs getting plenty of attention from photographers and media on the carpet.

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Ahead of the awards ceremony, Shields revealed via Instagram that she had just undergone double foot surgery. Accordingly, as she told People at the presentation, “I couldn’t do this in heels!” 

This isn’t the first time the star has styled a glamourous gown with the perforated clogs, either. In 2008 Shields sported a bright pink pair for a dinner in Santa Monica, matching her shoes to her flowing dress.

She’s also not the only celebrity to be reaching for Crocs as of late. Justin Bieber and Questlove both wore them to the 2022 Grammy Awards, and the shoe counts Drew Barrymore, FKA Twigs, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Post Malone and Bad Bunny as fans.

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Additionally, the A-list seem to be making small moves toward more comfortable red carpet footwear altogether. Notably, last May Jennifer Lawrence paired a Dior gown with a pair of flip flops at the Cannes Film Festival, in a move that was widely praised (and incredibly on-brand).

Here’s to comfort, we say!

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