Jill Biden Rewears Valentino Slingback Shoes to Surprise Teacher of the Year on ‘CBS Mornings’

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First lady Dr. Jill Biden surprised 2024 Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman, live on “CBS Mornings” with Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, and Nate Burleson on Monday. For the special occasion, Biden opted for a pair of Valentino patent leather slingback shoes.

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Close up of Dr. Jill Biden's Valentino slingback pumps
Close up of Dr. Jill Biden’s Valentino slingback pumpsGETTY IMAGES

The Valentino slingbacks showcased a sleek pointed toe, leather insoles and a buckle-fastening ankle strap for a snug and secure fit. The fashion house’s iconic VLogo atop the mid-heel pumps completed the look.

Biden has worn the style many times before, including at the International Medal of Arts honoree ceremony in September 2023.

Dr. Jill Biden surprises 2024 Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman, Live on CBS Mornings.
Dr. Jill Biden surprises 2024 Teacher of the Year, Missy Testerman, Live on “CBS Mornings.”GETTY IMAGES

During “CBS Mornings,” Gayle King asked Dr. Jill Biden, “How many times did you change your outfit today?” Biden responded, “I just chose a typical outfit,” which was consistent with her previous ensembles, including the Christian Dior pumps she wore for a welcome ceremony for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2023.

Biden gravitates towards shoes that offer both security and stability, as seen in her choice of Knee-High Suede Boots worn at the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll.

About the shoes:

Valentino shoes. Slingbacks.
Valentino VLogo patent leather slingback pumps.


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The Valentino VLogo patent leather slingback pumps feature a 3-inch heel and are available in various colors, including white, blue and several colorways. The shoes retail at $1,4750 and are available via as well as third-party shoe retailers including Farfetch and Sense, Net-a-Porter.

About Valentino:

Valentino is renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship and timeless designs. Established in 1960 by Valentino Garavani, the brand has become a symbol of Italian elegance, offering a wide range of footwear. From iconic Rockstud embellishments to sleek slingbacks and classic pumps, Valentino shoes are a staple in the wardrobes of fashion enthusiasts looking for a statement without lacking comfort.

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White House Easter Egg Roll 2023 With President Joe Biden & First Lady Jill Biden

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