Lily-Rose Depp Introduces the Granny Wedge to the Under-30s

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This weekend Lily-Rose Depp stepped out in a pair of cork wedges, which isn’t necessarily newsworthy until you take a closer look at the specific style she has chosen. Unlike the vertiginous, Saint Tropez–coded iterations worn by Amal Clooney and Nicola Peltz Beckham this month, the actor took to the streets of LA in some low-heeled versions that evoked both Scholl and hard-boiled sweets. It was a little less Château de la Messardière, a little more puttering around the garden. (See her full look here.)

At least part of the allure in a Y2K wedge is that it semaphores a perma-tanned, jet-set glamour. It is the antithesis of the commuter sneaker, designed with the sole purpose of clip-clopping around the French Riviera. But when said wedge is reduced to a sensible low mule, it becomes all the more controversial. Unlike those beloved by other A-listers, Depp’s shoes looked as though they might have provided some arch support, cushioned like a FitFlop or a Dr. Comfort.

Sam Edelman Chase Platform Wedge Sandals


For Lily-Rose Depp, each outfit is a chance to out-Y2K the previous one. Last week the actor wore a slip skirt from Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring-summer 1998 collection, sourced from Pechuga Vintage. It was a little more high-voltage than these sturdy wedges, which she wore with a pale-blue crop top and white pajama shorts. Taken as a whole, the look telegraphed a certain “I’m just on my way to the corner shop” attitude. It’s as low-maintenance and laissez-faire as the woven basket bag that dangled from the crook of her elbow.

This article first appeared on British.

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