Handmade Moroccan Leather Slippers
Handmade Moroccan Leather Slippers (Babouches)
ONE SIZE (fits on 7 / 8.5)
The French word “babouche” describes a flat Moroccan slipper so soft that you can flatten the part that would cover your heel, and wear it under your feet.
In the 1960s, Paris fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent absolutely fell in love with Marrakesh. In fact, the city became a major source of inspiration. He created a home there that soon developed into a thriving social hub with the fashion elite. According to GQ UK, “Saint Laurent would regularly wear babouche slippers to wander around his Yves Klein blue-drenched garden in the centre of the city.”
A few years ago, Vogue proclaimed the Moroccan babouche as the “Must- Have” shoe, and credited designer Phoebe Philo of Celine for launching the modern trend which continues today. Celine’s design, as well as other versions by Chanel, Prada and Balenciaga, catapulted babouches from the runway to street fashion.