A shoe having an upper part that is cut away at the instep to reveal the arch of the foot.
Origin of d-orsay
After Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, Countd'Orsay (1801–1852), French dandy
He visited England in 1842 and again in 1845, sat to D'Orsay for his portrait, and, dying of fever in London in 1846, was buried at Kensal Green.
Later, the names of Turner, Rossetti, Whistler, Leigh Hunt, Carlyle (whose house in Cheyne Row is preserved as a public memorial), Count D'Orsay, and Isambard Brunel, are intimately connected with Chelsea.
In London, where he had taken up his abode, together with Arese, Fialin (says Persigny), Doctor Conneau and Vaudrey, he was at first well received in society, being on friendly terms with Count d'Orsay and Disraeli, and frequenting the salon of Lady Blessington.
On a d'Orsay, the sides of the shoe are cut low so the arch of the foot is exposed.
Elate: A low profile two-and-a-half inch heel lends this darling d'Orsay shoe plenty of charm.