In anticipation is of this spring's glamorous royal wedding, Footwear News (FN) asked some of the top shoe designers to share their vision of what a future princess should wear down the aisle. MANOLO BLAHNIK rendered this ivory silk pump charmingly festooned with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls, noting: "It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about."
GEORGINA GOODMAN went more retro with an antique Welsh lace pump with Scottish seed pearls and a striking pearl-inspired heel:
"I wanted to create something special with an intrinsic emotional value; something old and at the same time mirroring Kate's fresh modernity. ... I have aimed for a balance between history and femininity fitting the occasion; a kind of luxury recycling."
CESARE CASADEI dreamed up this silk pump with jeweled straps and embroidered floral details that pays homage to a style icon who knew how to have a good time.
"Kate reminds me of a 2011 Audrey Hepburn. ... This elegant design is customized with embroidery and multishaped clear crystals, to create a waterfall of stones dancing down the foot. I can see Kate dancing all night in this 'new tango' heel.”
For the other sketches from Guiseppe Zanotti ("jewelry for the feet") & René Caovilla ("a magical atmosphere") - CLICK HERE.
- Lesley Scott