Jean Gaborit has been a name in high fashion and high boots boots for more than fifty years, going back to 1962 when Jean Gaborit – the grandson of the company’s founder – returned home from serving in the Algerian War and took over the running of the family business. Sensing change in the air, and looking around at the mood of austerity that had settled over France in the aftermath of the war, he decided to take the company in a bold new direction. He launched a collection of ladies fashion boots called ‘Copacabana’. Colourful, sassy and avant guard, the Copacabana collection grabbed the public’s imagination and became an immediate hit, splashing on the covers of glossy fashion magazines and becoming the latest fashion must-have in Paris, with the glamorous new boots selling faster than the company could make them. Success bred success. Another collection followed, then another.
By then the Swinging Sixties were in full swing. Mini skirts were getting shorter, while tall slinky boots were rising with the hemlines, their popularity helped along by TV shows such as The Avengers and Nancy Sinatra’s sizzling hot 1967 single These Boots Were Made For Walkin’. By the end of the decade the over-the-knee and thigh boot had become part of the cultural zeitgeist and enduring fashion icons – which they remain today, a staple of autumn fashion shows from New York to Milan. A feature in Britain’s Guardian newspaper declared the thigh boot to be boot fashion of the decade, “with help from Beyoncé, Kanye West even (British prime minister) Theresa May, the thigh-high boot is strutting its stuff in music, fashion and politics…”
Nobody knows the style better than Jean Gaborit. From demure over-the-knee styles that would look classy in the office to exuberant, flamboyant offerings that elevate the boot-maker’s craft to fine art, we have all the bases covered and in your choice of leathers, colours, and heel heights. And all made to your measurements, ensuring a perfect and enviable fit all the way up.