So it was actually the mid-heeled version of this shoe (the “Vara”) that debuted in 1978. The sportier flat (the “Varina”) came out a few years later. But we love that tie to the ‘70s, and we can’t resist mentioning it. Because any shoe whose design details can transcend trends for nearly 40 years—and still remain completely chic—is, without a doubt, an essential investment piece to have in your closet. So take a moment marvel with us at the perfect round toe, the trademark grosgrain bow, the beautifully engraved gold hardware, and the gorgeously luxe leather (sweetly shiny patent, or otherwise). Then find your perfect pair, here.