Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Royal Footwear?

Manolo Blahnik
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The people over atWWD footwear News have asked some well known designers to come up with bridal footwear fit for Royal Princess to be Kate Middleton
Manolo Blahnik has designed an ivory silk pump with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls
"It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about."

Giuseppe Zannotti
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Giuseppe Zanotti created a black satin sandal with large sapphire centrepiece and surrounding diamonds, on a metal-tipped stiletto
"I wanted her shoes to match the classic and sophisticated elements of her ring, but with a younger, modern edge. Jewellery for the feet is my DNA, so designing for a princess comes very naturally."

Georgina Goodman
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Georgina Goodman came up with an antique Welsh lace pump with Scottish seed pearls and 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."

Rene Caovilla
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René Caovilla’s design of a white satin sandal with marabou feathers and multicolour Swarovski crystal gems is a real eye catcher.
“This shoe is fit for a princess because the sandal is elegant, sexy and precious, and it suggests a magical atmosphere.”

Cesare Casadei
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Cesare Casadei has created a single-soled silk pump with jewelled straps and embroidered floral details“Kate reminds me of a 2011 Audrey Hepburn. ... This elegant design is customized with embroidery and multi shaped clear crystals, to create a waterfall of stones dancing down the foot. I can see Kate dancing all night in this ‘new tango’ heel.”

I have to say that Georgina Goodman’s design is my absolute favourite of the lot, although all of the designs are gorgeous. I do wonder how easy it would be to walk down the aisle at Westminster Cathedral in them! Whatever the future Queen Katherine chooses to wear on April 29th, you can rest assured there will be a
 flurry of look a likes so that even the budget conscious
bride can have wedding shoes fit for a princess.

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