Designer Shoes: Gianvito Rossi

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Anne Hathaway wore Gianvito Rossi Rebel pumps to the 2014 Met Gala celebrating “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in NYC. These heels feature a metallic red patent leather, sleek pointed-toe and 110mm stiletto heel. Rebel is available at FarFetch.

It’s her first costume gala since switching stylists and she posed wearing red from head-to-toe. Anne selected a strapless crop top and high-waisted column skirt with a thigh-high center slit by Calvin Klein Collection. She looked fabulous and I love the fit – look at scoop cut details around each side of the bodice.

Adding another red hue to mix, Anne carried a Rauwolf Octagon faceted clutch in deep scarlet. She also finished her look with Vhernier Pan di Zucchero drop earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Anne.

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Emma Watson wore Gianvito Rossi Virtua mules to the premiere of ‘Noah’ held at Palafox Cinema in Madrid, Spain. They’re from the new Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, thick PVC strap and 105mm heel. We’ve also seen the on Michelle DockeryVirtua is available in dark brown and brown python at Barneys or black leather at Matches Fashion, Neiman Marcus and Gianvito Rossi.

Her style and roles have transformed simultaneously; long gone are the days of Hermione! The 23-year-old British actress posed wearing a classic long sleeve 3-ply silk J. Mendel jumpsuit with a draped v-neck wrap top, contrast back panel and loose straight leg trousers tapered at the ankle from the Fall 2014 collection.

She accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewelry from the Brass collection including a Cigar Band ring and small square chain link cuff. With her slightly tousled hair pinned across the back, Emma put the finishing touches on the look with a boysenberry lip.

Other accessories included Pyramid Pave Stud earrings by Dean Davidson.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Shailene Woodley wore Gianvito Rossi Sparkle sandals to the 2014 ICG Publicists Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in L.A. Theses lightening bolt motif shoes are from the Spring 2014 collection featuring mirrored rose gold leather, thin buckled ankle-strap and 100mm heel. They’re available in silver at MyTheresa or red & rose gold leather at Gianvito Rossi.

The 22-year-old actress has begun promotional appearances for her latest film ‘Divergent’. She arrived wearing a Jonathan Saunders peony textured jacquard Helen satin crepe dress in soft fluo orange from the Resort 2014 collection.

Shailene put the finishing touches on this beautiful look with her pixie ‘do swept effortlessly to the side. She also accessorized with a peach rose lip and Dannijo Peanut stud earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Shailene.

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Julianne Moore wore Gianvito Rossi Carey pumps to the premiere of ‘Non-Stop’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. They’re from the Spring 2014 collection featuring black leather, three thin buckled straps and 100mm heel. Carey is available at LuisaViaRomaNeiman Marcus and Gianvito Rossi.

She’s joined by several A-list ladies in this action thriller film including Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery. Julianne arrived to the red carpet wearing a fresh-off-the-runway Prabal Gurung ivory silk cloqué hand draped dress with a paint-stained printed lurex jacquard asymmetric skirt from the Fall 2014 collection.

Here’s a closer look at her beautiful blue cabochon sapphire ring surrounded by rubies and diamonds.

‘Non-Stop’ hits theaters on February 28th. Check out more shoes spotted on Julianne.

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Jennifer Lopez was spotted at the Hollywood ‘American Idol’ auditions wearing Gianvito Rossi Venetia sandals. They’re from the new Spring 2014 collection featuring mirrored rose gold leather, high counter and 110mm heel. They’re now available at Shoescribe.

She arrived wearing a two-piece metallic outfit including a rose gold lurex-blend stretch long sleeve top and matching Kate Spade Aimee lamé flared mini skirt. Jennifer’s hair was curled at the ends and twisted back on side in a center-part half up, half down updo.

She also accessorized with a Jimmy Choo Cayla pinky nude patent leather clutch and Doves by Doron Paloma rose gold earrings.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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Gianvito Rossi suede sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Shoescribe for $1,135.00

Looking at my recent ‘SHOP’ posts, I guess you could say I’m the president of Gianvito Rossi’s fan club….the new designs are just so good that I have to feature them! This Cruise 2014 style features a black suede strappy design, techno sheer mesh panels, nude leather lining and tonal suede laces. It’s only available in whole sizes.

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Winter is upon us, which can only mean one thing for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:

Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.

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Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.

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Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!

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Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.

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Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.

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Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.

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Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.

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Written by Shannon Weston



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Gianvito Rossi ankle-strap sandal | 100mm/4″ heel | now on pre-order at Barneys for $ 760.00

Rossi’s the shoe man of the moment. He combines Italian craftsmanship with aesthetically beautiful design creating a gorgeous line of classic lust-worthy shoes. I recently read a MFW feature in Footwear News and loved what he had to say about his new popularity; “It seems like fashion is [shifting] to my point of view”.

This Spring 2014 style features a glitter-embellished thick PVC front strap, metallic gold leather, round toe and high-cut back attached to an adjustable ankle strap. Half sizes are available.

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I wanted to get this post out last week but TIFF kicked my butt. I have such a soft spot for a good strappy shoe and NYFW did not disappoint. Manolo Blahnik had the most collaborations again this season, 20 total.

Highlights:
Brian Atwood designed his popular Evie open-toe pump in several yummy confectionary colors for Dennis Basso.
Gio Diev debuted his first collaboration with Sally LaPointe. The pumps were strong & sexy with a high-rise front, slightly padded straps & pinhole closures.
– I hope you like mules…they’re sky-high & sexy as ever. The standout designs were seen down the runway at both Altuzarra and Victoria Beckham.
Sophia Webster burst onto the scene with her debut collection last year. She has officially hit a whole new level and has already collaborated with J.Crew!

My favorites:
Cesare Casadei for Prabal Gurung is a brilliant match. This season we saw sexy slingback pumps with several thin straps wrapped around the heel.
Christian Louboutin for Marchesa‘s fairytale-inspired collection was extra dreamy & romantic with lace-up laser cut suede pumps.
Marissa Webb was my all-around favorite. Her slightly sporty pumps are wearable (4-4.5″ heel) and have the corset lace-up front which I’m crazy about.
– The super strappy pumps at Narcriso Rodriguez were another stand out, and this black & white snakeskin design is TDF.

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My favorite shoes heels so far at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013: Casadei-for-Prabal-Gurung Credit: Elle | WWD | Style.com Casadei for Prabal Gurung I’ve been writing and focused on so many celebrity shoe posts recently that I missed Gurung’s show via live stream. I was really happy to hear about this collaboration, Cesare Casadei is one of my favorite shoe designers. These shoes feature patent leather, mesh, snakeskin and an acetate wedge with a degrade effect plus the signature steel blade insert. The sandal will retail for $1,000 and the pointed-toe style for $900. Gianvito-Rossi-Altuzarra-shoes-Spring-2013 Credit: Style.com Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra Wow…are there even words?! This show was all about the shoes. If you can’t wait until next spring, I recommend grabbing these sandals as a filler. Although the knee-high versions are beautiful, the shorter style (ones we will actually, most likely see stocked at Barneys) are lovely. Manolo-Blahnik-for-Victoria-Beckham Credit: Wenn.com | Victoria Beckham Twitter | Manolo Blahnik Twitter | Style.com Manolo Blahnik for Victoria Beckham This collaboration surprised me…just a little. There were obvious clues as Victoria has been wearing the BB pump recently (even at the Olympic Closing Ceremony) and confessing her love for Blahnik’s shoes on Twitter. I don’t care for the monochrome brogues (not my style) however I do like the nude leather booties. The black leather bootie feels heavy for spring….don’t they looks like a cousin to the Tom Ford peep-toe boots Victoria was wearing around this spring/summer? Diane-von-Furstenberg-Spring-2013-shoes Credit: Purse Blog | Eva Chan | Elle Diane-von-Furstenberg-Fall-2012-shoes Credit: Vogue Diane-von-Furstenberg-Fall-2012-sandal Credit: Vogue Diane-von-Furstenberg-Fall-2012-shoes-heels Credit: Vogue Diane von Furstenberg Between writing posts today I was able to catch this show on live stream. I absolutely loved this colorful collection! The chain ankle-strap sandals remind me of Giambattista Valli’s sandals from the Spring 2012 collection. These pictures really don’t do the shoes justice however they’re the best we have right now. I will be uploading more as they become available. Credit: Style.com Jason Wu Especially after this fall’s beautiful brocade pumps, I have warmed up to Wu’s footwear. The designs don’t feel very spring/summer to me however I love the details. The pumps feature dotted mesh, pearl studded ankle-straps and crystal-embellished heels. These shoes are available online for pre-order at Nordstrom until September 17! Tabitha-Simmons-Peter-Som-shoes-Spring-2013 Credit: Vogue Tabitha Simmons for Peter Som This is such a colorful side of Simmons, it makes me happy! Every shoe features a metallic gold stiletto and several also have a gold cap-toe. There were blue & purple floral prints and there even a bit of lace. Donna-Karan-Spring-2013-shoes Donna-Karan-Spring-2013-sandal Credit: Vogue Donna Karan Before the close-up photos were available online, I liked the shoes but they weren’t as striking as others we’ve seen so far on the runway. However once I got a side view I swooned. They feature a carved lucite wedge, suede, leather, snakeskin with lots of knotted detailing and leather ankle-wraps. Rodarte-Spring-2013-shoes Credit: Vogue & Rodarte Rodarte-Spring-2013-shoes-boots Rodarte Rodarte collaborated with Nicholas Kirkwood for several seasons and then started designing their own shoes for the Fall 2011 collection (remember, the sand-filled heels?). For Spring 2013 Rodarte created colorful, armor-like sandals & booties. These futuristic shoes feature chunky heels, neoprene, mesh inserts and geometric shapes. They look like a hybrid of these Pierre Hardy + Vera Wang + Balenciaga + Alexander Wang shoes.

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I haven’t counted up the Christian Louboutin collaborations yet however I’m pretty sure Blahnik had the most this season. I already posted about the collection he designed for Victoria Beckham (featured above) and he also created many more, I count 15 total. I love the double wrapped ankle-strap on the Rolando Santana sandals however the J. Mendel pumps were my favorite. Blahnik also designed flat sandals for Band of Outsiders.

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This season Christian Louboutin collaborated with Jenny Packham, Marchesa, The Blonds and Stephen Burrows. The Bibi pump was created in new glitter colors for Packham and of course, very detailed, intricate designs graced Marchesa’s runway. My favorite was the crystal spiked boot at The Blonds. All other designs have debuted in previous collections.