How Narcissus Became the A-List's Secret Weapon

The Narcissus sandal makes it onto almost every red carpet.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Is Narcissus the perfect strappy sandal? You’d be forgiven for thinking so. It’s just a couple of years old, and yet there’s barely a red carpet on which it hasn’t appeared. Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington are all fans, not to mention Olivia Munn.

Felicity Jones wore it most recently on the press tour for her latest movie, On the Basis of Sex. Rachel Brosnahan wore the Narcissus to collect her Emmy for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, and Keira Knightley wore it with Chanel Couture for the premiere of her new movie, Colette.

It’s particularly popular with supermodels; Karolina Kurkova wore her black satin pair three times during New York Fashion Week in September and Nina Agdal has been photographed wearing the Narcissus sandal twice in as many months.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson

Nina Agdal

Nina Agdal

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

Jeanne Damas

Jeanne Damas

Karlie Kloss with Chloe Gosselin

Karlie Kloss with Chloe Gosselin

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

Morgan Lane designer Morgan Curtis wore a unique hand-painted pair of Narcissus sandals for her wedding rehearsal dinner earlier this summer. The shoes were a gift to the bride from Chloe, created in collaboration with the artist Regina Yazdi.

It goes with minis, midis and maxis, as well as shorts and pants. It makes a statement when you need it to, yet fades into the background when you don’t.

The Narcissus is easily identified by its curved back, and double strap at the ankle and toe. “When I designed my Narcissus sandal a couple of seasons ago I wanted to create a style that would be as simple and elegant as possible, yet still carry the brand's essence and be immediately recognizable,” Chloe says.

“I think that its versatility and feminine lines are key to its success on the red carpet,” she continues. “Narcissus comes in every color and material, as well as three different heel heights.”

The Narcissus now appears in every Chloe Gosselin collection, with new iterations every season. For fall/winter 2018 it is available in a fuchsia velvet, pink snakeskin-effect leather and a surrealist floral-print silk. Scroll on to see more celebrities making the Narcissus their own.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

Westworld star Angela Sarafyan

Westworld star Angela Sarafyan

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

Stephanie Sigman

Stephanie Sigman

Nina Agdal

Nina Agdal

Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

Constance Jablonski

Constance Jablonski

Olivia Munn with Chloe Gosselin

Olivia Munn with Chloe Gosselin

Saiorse Ronan

Saiorse Ronan

Tamara Abraham