Leonardo á Go Go with Sneaker Craze & Doing Good for the Environment

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio made a splash at Oceana’s 7th Annual SeaChange party high in the hills above the ocean in picture-perfect Laguna Beach Saturday night.

The star—ever-so-au-courant in über trendy athletic footwear and a discreet, slicked-back ponytail, was gregariously greeting well-wishers, fellow celebrities and attendees alike.

He’s taller and more handsome in person that on screen—and with a natty blue blazer and full beard, looks fitter and more fabulous than ever.

His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $3 million dollars to Oceana earlier in the year, and DiCaprio was fêted last night with tout SoCal in attendance.

Oceana—dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, can be contacted at www.oceana.org

Across the “pond” Karl Lagerfeld proclaimed–as related by WWD, “The sneaker is like jeans for the feet. Women wear sneakers everywhere these days — to work, to dance.”

In January, Lagerfeld accessorized Chanel’s spring couture show with sneakers fit for a queen in lace, pearls, crystals, pastiches of python and tweed. To craft each pair it took artisans 30 hours and were available only for purchase with an entire haute couture ensemble.

For the same season, Dior’s Raf Simons showed haute sneakers as well, glittering, hand-embroidered mesh slip-ons.

Chic sneakers aren’t only bespoke. Chanel offers an array of ready-to-wear styles and Dior adapted their couture sneakers for broader distribution.

The sneaker bandwagon has a large caravan. Numerous fashion houses are embracing this comfort driven shoe including: Prada, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Burberry, Etro, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Marc by Marc Jacobs, DKNY,  Rag & Bone  and  Tory Burch.  Christian Louboutin is offering sneakers too with 10 different red-soled styles for fall.

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