Giuseppe Zanotti Women's Skull Ballerina Flats
• Designed by one of the top shoe designers in the world, Giuseppe Zanotti!
• Unbelievably comfortable!
• Incredible craftsmanship.
• Highest quality materials.
• Sizes run 1/2 to a whole size large.
• Definitely on the pricey side, but worth every penny.
Anyone who knows shoes, knows who Guiseppe Zanotti is, being one of the worlds top shoe designers and manufacturers. Not counting rare or one-of-a-kind shoes (some of which are valued at $100,000 or more), he also happens to have the most expensive pair of shoes on the market, a co-design with Kanye West that retails for $5800. Being a well-respected designer among celebrities and non-celebrities alike, with roots in Italy and a history of work with names like Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Dior, Roberto Cavalli and Ferré, as well as 4 nominations for "Designer of the Year" and winning the "Prix d'Excellence de la Mode" for best footwear collection by Marie Claire International, he can command some pretty high prices. Given all that, the average women might never expect to wear anything by Zanotti, but it turns out he does have a pair of flats (with skulls on them!) at the lower end of his price range. Known for impeccable craftsmanship and the highest quality materials, these Skull Ballerina Flats by Zanotti are so comfortable you won't even know they are there. But everyone else will, when they wonder who your friends in Hollywood are.
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Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli, a village close to Rimini, Italy. In the 1980s, he worked as a DJ.
He started his fashion career in the 1980s. In the beginning, he started working locally with small craftsmen and then as a free-lance designer working with fashion maisons like Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Missoni, Dior, Roberto Cavalli and Ferré.
In 1994, Zanotti took over a small shoemaking company, the Vicini shoe factory, and devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes.
With a small workshop employing 15 people, including a jeweler, a heel and tree expert and an embroiderer, he started work on his first collection. Today, more than 350 skilled people work at his company which manufactures over 400,000 pairs of luxury women shoes.
In 2000, Giuseppe Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan. Further boutiques were opened in New York City, Paris, London, Moscow, Dubai, San Francisco, Stockholm, etc., reaching fifty stores globally. He has designed shoes for such brands as Pierre Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Christopher Kane, Delfina Delettrez and Vera Wang.
He has been nominated “Designer of the Year” four times (2000, 2003, 2007, 2009) by Fairchild and won the “Prix d'Excellence de la Mode” for best footwear collection by Marie Claire International in 2010.
More info is available on his website.