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Friday, March 2, 2012

Kanye West And Giuseppe Zanotti's $5,800 Shoes Go On Sale

Second, less-expensive design by the duo also on sale.
By Rob Markman


Kanye West
Photo: Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images

Kanye West is a master collaborator. Last year, the Louis Vuitton Don hooked up with Jay-Z to release their tag-team Watch the Throne LP, and now the fashion-forward MC has collaborated with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti to drop a swanky pair of high heels. The shoes will fetch far more than a Throne CD though, with a price tag of around 4,420 euros (approximately $5,800).

Folks first caught a glimpse of the bone-color, pearl-embroidered high heel sandal during Paris Fashion Week last October. The buzz around Yeezy's women's line was heavy and the reviews were mixed, though the Giuseppe heels seemed to be an overwhelming favorite. For now, Kanye and Giuseppe's hot-stepper is only available at the trendy French retailer Colette.

For ballettes on a budget, there is a second, all-black strappy design made of velvet leather that goes for 705 euros.

Kanye recounted his days of learning shoe design from the Italian fashion icon back in January during his unforgettable Twitter spree. "I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design women's shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris," he wrote.

In August of last year, Zanotti praised Kanye's dedication to fashion. "[Kanye] loves learning about shoes [...] both the design and construction, and we've tried to design something together," he told WWD. He added, "In a couple of months, he could have his own special collection out."

What do you think of Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti's collaborative design? Tell us in the comments!

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