Designer Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

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Taylor Swift wore Giuseppe Zanotti Lavinia booties to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. These heels feature patent black leather, small peep-toe, side zipper, 38mm platform and 140mm chunky block heel. Lavinia is available in black patent leather at Neiman Marcus and in pink patent leather at 6pm.

Outfit Details: Saint Laurent Fall 2016 sequin halter jumpsuit, Melinda Maria Katrina pave ring, Vhernier Swing diamond ring & Vague ear clips.

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Demi Lovato wore Giuseppe Zanotti Anna pumps to the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event in LA honoring Lionel Richie. They’re from the Fall 2015 collection featuring black suede, side mesh cut-outs, curvy lines and covered 100mm stiletto heel. Anna is available at Barneys, Farfetch and Giuseppe Zanotti.

Outfit DetailsLorena Sarbu Fall 2015 fully embroidered dress with a corset bodice and bell skirt, Loree Rodkin white gold & black rhodium cigar band and dangle earrings.

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Giuseppe Zanotti sandal | 4.5″/110mm heel | available in white snakeskin at Net-A-Porter, white patent leather at Neiman Marcus and black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue for $795.00

These delicate Spring sandals feature a sleek ankle-strap, silver logo-engraved detailed buckle, bonded vamp and stiletto heel. A slight platform balances the 110mm heel, making them perfect for day or night. Half sizes are available, made in Italy.



Giuseppe Zanotti strappy suede sandal | 120mm heel/12mm platform | shop at Zappos for $1,395

This is a new statement design from Zanotti’s Resort 2014 collection. I’ve seen it in several colors but this pale jade hue is my favorite. They feature circle cage cut-out suede, tapered almond toe, a row of three buckled ankle-straps, nude leather insole and concealed back zip.

Half sizes are available and you can also find them in cobalt at Net-A-Porter, light blue at Bloomingdale’s or black at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue.


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.


Written by Shannon Weston

logoGiuseppe Zanotti is one of the pinnacles of Italian shoe fashion, the veritable maestro of luxury footwear. With good reason! He’s quickly approaching his 20th year in the fashion world and every collection seems to outdo the preceding one; somehow – we’re still trying to figure out how it’s possible – he manages to raise the bar for himself every season and then surpasses our expectations.

This season, as if acknowledging how far he has come over the past two decades, he went back to his design roots. Know what that means? He’s reaching into the archives for a little costume jewelry inspiration. His collection contains a bevvy of toothy crocodiles, delicate golden leaves, golden Aztec faces with turquoise gem embellishments, huge safety pins, intricate beading, MC-hammer sized golden chains, massive crystal-cut jewels, and – our favorite, featured on his Nirvana shoe – a serpentine golden ankle cuff in place of a strap. He’s played around with his classic forms and shapes, reworking theGiuseppe-Zanotti-Nirvana designs to have a playful and unusual edge to them. In this collection, he’s even added a vintage paisley and loud leopard print into the mix.

Though he’s associated with high-luxury Italian craftsmanship, it’s amazing to see how he’s able to push the boundaries and combine classic construction with modern ideas. His close friendships with model Anja Rubik and Kanye West might partially be to blame, but whatever it is, we love it. Don’t worry, his gorgeous sandals constructed out of supple strappy leather and decadent snakeskin aren’t going anywhere. If you’re looking for a more classic Zanotti heel, he’s still got you covered. This spring season, he’s also offering d’Orsay pumps, unique flatforms, and a plethora of mules; no matter your preference, he has created a shoe for you.

His gorgeous spring shoes have already been spotted on sartorial stars Katy Perry, Sandra Bullock, and – most recently to the EMA’s – Rita Ora. Due to the exclusivity of the Spring 2014 collection, we wouldn’t be surprised if the amount of celebrities wearing Zanotti sandals skyrockets in the next couple months. In order to stay with the times, pre-order a pair now and be prepared to wow.


Ankle wrap t-strap leather buckled sandal; available in black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and brown leather at Neiman Marcus


Natural python double ankle-strap sandal with padded straps; available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue


Safety pin leather d’Orsay ankle-strap sandal; available in white suede & blue suede at Neiman Marcus or white suede & leopard print calf hair at Saks Fifth Avenue


High back glossy patent leather ankle-strap sandal; available in red with a 4.5″ heel at Neiman Marcus


Textured super strappy leather ankle tie sandal; available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Buckled leather strap sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

Belted canvas boot; available in military green at Neiman Marcus and beige at LuisaViaRoma

Platform leather printed buckled sandal; available in black/white at LuisaViaRoma

Suede t-strap sandal with a gold colored metal mask and enameled stones detail; available at LuisaViaRoma

Pointed-toe stiletto heel pump; available in pink suede at LuisaViaRoma

Peep-toe leather biker platform booties with double buckles and exposed zipper detail; available in black at Neiman MarcusSaks Fifth Avenue & LuisaViaRoma and in nude at Forward by Elyse Walker



Beaded suede cut-out sandal; available at LuisaViaRoma

Written by Shannon Weston


Selena Gomez was spotted outside the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ wearing Giuseppe Zanotti cap-toe pumps. These Fall 2013 heels feature black suede, pointed toe, and gold-tone metallic panel. We’ve also seen them on Victoria Beckham. They’re available online with a 115mm heel at Forward by Elyse Walker, 110mm heel at Saks Fifth Avenue and 100mm heel at Shopbop.

She left the studio wearing a Resort 2014 Versus Versace two-piece look from the J.W. Anderson capsule collection including a long sleeve high neck crop top embellished with Medusa medallions plus a high-waisted double slit skirt. I love this outfit but wish Selena stuck with the loose long side braid rather than this over-the-top 90s braid complete with a scunchie. She also accessorized with a Yellowsmith Three Stud ring and Melinda Maria Large Pyramid Drop earrings.

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Malin Akerman wore Giuseppe Zanotti cut-out suede sandals to the 2013 ESPY Awards. These heels are from the Spring 2013 collection featuring a butterfly silhouette cut-out design, 5″ sculpted heel and back-zip closure. They’re available online in black at FarFetch & Giuseppe Zanotti, magenta at Stylebop, sunflower at Giuseppe Zanotti & Stylebop or red at FarFetch.

She posed wearing a J.Mendel Fall 2013 v-neck A-line midnight blue cocktail dress with a contrasting black trim and flared skirt. Malin carried a Roll clutch by Hunting Season and also accessorized with a Loree Rodkin Spiderweb diamond ring.

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Zendaya Coleman was spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti open-toe booties while out in NYC. These heels are from the new Fall 2013 collection featuring purple suede, black suede cone-shaped heel and gold zip. They’re available online in olive at Nordstrom or purple/black at Giuseppe Zanotti.

The Disney starlet recently placed second on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and has also just announced a new single & album release date. She looked cute wearing a marigold belted Prada swing dress with her hair styled in a messy oversized bun.

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Blake Lively was spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots while posing for a recent Lucky Magazine feature in NYC. These heels are from the Fall 2013 collection featuring black leather, side-zip and silver buckle detail. Select Fall 2013 styles are available online at Giuseppe Zanotti.

This editorial was shot on the streets of New York by photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Blake wore a total of four outfits including this white leather biker jacket and skirt. Accessories included a silver Michael Kors clutch, layers of silver bracelets and aviator sunglasses.

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