Designer Shoes: Versace

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Miley Cyrus wore Versace Chelsea embellished boots for her performance at Z100′s Jingle Ball 2013 held at Madison Square Garden. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring white leather completely embellished with silver studs and metal 110mm heel. Chelsea is available at Versace.

Before the show she walked the red carpet wearing Céline ankle-strap sandals we first spotted on Katy Perry. Miley later closed the show singing several of her hit songs wearing a festive red sequin covered two-piece leotard.

Chanel has been her accessories of choice for nearly every recent performance and this time she added vintage white fur cuffs.

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Lady Gaga wore Versace platform sandals to the 2013 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. These heels are from the Spring 2014 collection featuring lilac leather, three oversized silver buckles and metalware details. Until this style hits retail you can shop the latest styles at

She rode into the red carpet on her mechanical horse Maliah and told E! host Giuliana Rancic that it was a nod to Bianca Jagger who arrived on a white horse to for her birthday at Studio 54 in 1944.

Gaga’s the face of the Versace Spring/Summer 2014 campaign so a new little sexy number was expected. She looked like Donatella 2.0 in this chiffon lilac gown with a brushed metallic lavender skirt and Medusa chain harness.

Check out more shoes spotted on Lady Gaga.

Milan Fashion Week is basically synonymous with stellar, gorgeous, and innovated shoes. Season after season, we can rely on them to amp up the footwear game with unexpected influences and executions. Spring 2014 was no exception, as each show seemed to have shoes that screamed “buy me, buy me!” as they were strut down the catwalk. Without further ado, here is your Milan Fashion Week footwear recap:

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To celebrate his growing rapport with hip hop and R&B icons like Ciara, Rita Ora, and Rihanna, Peter Dundas’ latest Emilio Pucci collection is a heady combination of streetwise sportiness and opulent elegance. Perforated leather and SCUBA-inspired shaping goes head-to-head with ornate Masai embroidery in sporty lace-up booties, resulting in a shoe collection that is equal parts unique and energetic.

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Thin and strappy was the name of the footwear game on Roberto Cavalli’s catwalk. Dazzling sandals were fitted with meticulously braided and knotted leather straps and laces of varying lengths, sitting overtop a sturdy stacked heel. Additionally, the muted and neutral color palette of the shoes make these gorgeous soles perfectly fit for most flouncy and flirty spring outfits.

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When we think of Versace, we usually think of a punk-infused, revealing glamor. Even at their most studded and patent leathered, Versace shoes tend to be edgy and sleek. This season, Donatella did a 180° twist from what we normally expect, presenting us a shoe collection centered on a clunky-soled sandal with silver-tone buckles situated on elastic straps piped with leather. We can’t say whether or we like this direction from their design team, but judging how celebrities are already wearing the designs out and about – Lady Gaga was spotted in a lavender pair – we’re sure this will be a commercial success.

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Anna Molinari’s latest Blumarine collection was all about balancing the desire to be innocent and the urge to be a provocateur. On one hand, the sandals were dainty, polite, and sweet – perfect for picaresque picnics with friends, or a mid-morning brunch with family; the slight platform was as far as the edge went. The other hand? Dramatically strapped snakeskin booties, embellished with near-gaudy gems and with a dramatically pointed toe. The duality of the collection makes it commercially viable, a pair for every personality type.

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This spring collection was all about revisiting the Etro archives, so it isn’t surprising that the shoes spotted on the runway evoke a classic, timeless feel to them. Etro’s signature patterned fabrics, which we have come to know and love, could be spotted the embellished straps of sandals and delicate pumps. Metallic finishes brought them into the modern era, but the line still maintained a ‘70s party allure.

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Like Versace and Emilio Pucci, Gucci’s line was heavily inspired by sports. While it isn’t quite as literal as Pucci, we saw three different styles on the runway – ribbon slashed heels, cut-out pumps, and strappy sandal-booties – with differing variations of python, leather, and suede. The illustrations of Erté and the era of Art Nouveau were the inspirations of the collection and we can see that showing through with the pops of marigold, merlot, mid-tone purple, and forest green. Our only problem with collection is that it felt very autumnal and heavy for a spring collection.

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Season after season, Prada creates shoes that blogging fashionistas fawn over. Miuccia Prada is a designer that revels in the ugly, loves taking risks, and is a regular in the world of art-fashion. The high rubber sporty heels of this collection were typical of what we expect – mashed-up themes, vibrant primary colors, thick straps, oddball color blocking, and massive rhinestones bejeweled onto every available surface. They’re bizarre and they’re statement making, just how we like our Prada lines.

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If Kaiser Karl’s last Fendi line didn’t reignite your love of the architectural aspects of fashion, we’re not sure what to tell you – the shoes presented on the runway were nothing short of stellar. Set upon industrial caged “double heels,” delicate interlocking straps of metallic, patent, and lizard leather were offset by an ingenious use of semi-sheer PVC and gemstones. In his apparel, he layered organza to create unique and stunning motifs; in his shoes, he used thin PVC to replicate the effect, creating an image of varying opacity. When he wasn’t doing that, he was using the vivid colored plastic to mold dramatic angles and pyramidal crevices. There was a whimsical and modern air to Fendi this season, Karl Lagerfeld has reassured us again that he is a visionary.

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On the spring 2014 runways, it was business as usual for iconic Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana. Those who grow tired of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s use of Sicilian culture and Italian iconography in their collections don’t understand that those ties to the Mediterranean are so ingrained within their brand’s DNA that to not include the images would not be Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a gaudy overabundance that we have come to expect, a sort of literal inspiration – like the rhinestone embellished gladiator sandal, the platform pump set upon an ionic column, the wedge studded with Roman coins – that makes us smile. It’s an artisanal workmanship that turns away from the phrase “less is more,” opting for embroidery, embellishment, and vivid colors.

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As if to balance the theme of overabundance in Milan this season, Costume National went for soles that were strikingly minimalistic. To match the deconstructed tailoring of the collection, the footwear feels distinctly practical with a unique edge. There is something in the dramatic point of the closed-toe, the exaggerated slope of the foot, and the color finishes – mostly monochromatic, but we can’t get enough of the woodgrain-inspired pattern on some of the shoes – that make this a unique and downright cool shoe collection.

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Jil Sander’s footwear collection was among the more classically inspired from Milan Fashion Week, with focus primarily on breathing new life into the classic oxford. How? Well, with a massively chunky wooden platform heel, of course. The flats on the runway were also not-quite-flat, elevated by an inch or two of platform (flatforms, we like to call them) that drew attention to the added height with the use of dichromatic color blocking. Dove grey, stark white, black, and taupe were the stars of the color palette.

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For their spring collection, Salvatore Ferragamo stayed within a muted and soft color palette. Save for the occasional use of black, this season was about an earthy-toned romanticism based in neutral snake skins and soft beiges. Boxy shapes and square toes were innovated by tiny eyelets and nailhead studs skattered along the snakeskin, internal metal plating, external seaming along the ridges, and unique, double-take worthy flared heels. We even love the exaggeration of the edges with the large buckles, it’s a high fashion pilgrim look that we can’t wait to spot on savvy style stars.

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Katy Perry wore Versace ankle-strap sandals to the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. These heels are from the Spring 2011 collection featuring black patent leather, thick wrap-around straps and silver-tone snap button closure. This style is no longer available but you can find new fall styles at LuisaViaRoma and Versace.

Before taking the stage the pop star posed wearing a Faith Connexion multicolored blurred rose print neoprene sleeveless mini dress. Katy’s goth-inspired outfit was appropriate since she debuted her new single titled ‘Dark House’. Her hair was styled in “90s roar buns” and she also added a kitty collar by Pamela Love.

Check out an her interview on the red carpet and more shoes spotted on Katy.

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Heidi Klum wore Versace platform pumps to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 8 Red Carpet event at Radio City Music Hall. She’s also worn them in grey. This is a signature style first debuting in the Fall 2012 collection featuring black suede, gold-tone platform insert and covered heel. They’re available at Farfetch and in gold at Versace.

I like Heidi’s mixed media outfits including this Libertine crystal-embellished black silk spaghetti strap blouse paired with a black stretch pencil skirt embellished with colorful appliqué. She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz emerald stud earrings, diamond and jade bangles and emerald cocktail ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Heidi.

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Amber Heard is featured in the September 2013 issue of ELLE wearing Versace boots. These Fall 2013 shoes feature black stitched leather, small silver studs and multisized spikes. This is the second Versace country/rock n’ roll boot she wears in this spread; Amber also poses wearing a white leather cap-toe style. You can shop new fall designs at LuisaViaRoma and Versace.

This feature was shot by Cedric Buchet and she’s in a Fall 2013 charmeuse silk crepe dress by Emilio Pucci (available in a colorful print) paired with Jil Sander Navy black leather pants. The long wool cashmere Versace yellow coat spruced up her all black outfit.

Check out more photos from her feature and other shoes spotted on Amber.

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Amber Heard is featured in the September 2013 issue of ELLE wearing Versace boots. They’re from the Fall 2013 collection featuring stitched white leather, small silver studs, crystal-embellished metal cap-toe and metal stiletto heel. You can shop new Fall styles online at LuisaViaRoma & Versace.

She’s promoting her three upcoming films, ‘Paranoia’ (out August 16), ‘Machete Kills’ and ‘Three Days to Kill’. Amber posed also wearing a Chloé Fall 2013 wool & angora cape paired with a cotton poplin blouse. Besides the studded boots, my favorite part of her outfit is the Hermès slate grey lambskin leather wrap skirt.

Check out more photos from her feature and other shoes spotted on Amber.

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Nicki Minaj was spotted in LA on the set of her new music video ‘Love Me’ wearing Versace pumps. They’re from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection featuring black leather and thick buckled ankle-cuff embellished with Medusa coins & star studs. You can find this shoe available at Foward by Elyse WalkerVersace.

She also paired a Versace studded Medusa lyrca bathing suit with a black peplum skirt from The Nicki Minaj Collection for Kmart (debuting this fall). Nicki layered on the jewelry including a Versace leather timepiece and gold charm bracelet.

Check out more shoes spotted on Nicki.

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Jennifer Hudson wore Versace ankle-cuff pumps to VH1′s 2013 Do Something Awards. These heels are from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection featuring white leather, pointed-toe and small gold stars & medusa studs covering a thick ankle strap. They’re available online in black leather at Versace.

She wore Versace head-to-toe and posed on the green apple carpet wearing a small leopard print button-up top (available in a shirt dress) paired with black high-waisted Fall 2013 shorts. Other accessories included a Versace Icon chain necklace and Medusa medallion ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Jennifer.

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Miley Cyrus was spotted leaving The Box Nightclub in London wearing Versace Signature platform booties. These shoes feature black leather, sculptural platform, towering 6″ heel, 2″ platform and gold Medusa coin detail. They’re available at Versace.

We’ve watched her style change dramatically this year and whether it was the hair chop or her new ‘We Can’t Stop’ hit single, I admire her confidence. Miley also wore a cashmere-blend Alexander McQueen sweater with a white cotton hem and cuffs. Other accessories included a Céline Classic Box bag and vintage Chanel rhinestone choker.

Check out more shoes spotted on Miley.

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