Kanye West’s $5,800 Giuseppe Zanotti High Heels
It’s no secret that Kanye West loves to design (and wear) women’s clothing, so jumping into the female shoe game seems like a natural progression. Mr. West has teamed with lauded designer Giuseppe Zanotti to drop a pair of stylish new high heels. The fashion industry first saw the tan strappy, partly-beaded shoes during Paris Fashion Week last fall. Of course no one expects the self-appointed Louis Vuitton Don to charge bargain basement prices for his products, but judging by the exquisite knit embroidery alone, the shoes are worth every penny of their $5,800 sticker price. For the fashionista on a budget West is also offering a cheaper, more simplified black sandal, which will run customers only $930. Both shoes are available via the French retailer Collette. Last year Zanotti praised West for his commitment to the craft. “[Kanye] loves learning about shoes […] both the design and construction, and we’ve tried to design something together,” he said in an interview withWomen’s Wear Daily. While the multi-Grammy winner received a rave from the prolific designer, the rest of the fashion world hasn’t been so quick to get behind the Chicago native’s vision. Critics raked the 34-year-old over the coals after debuting his line last year, and apparently unscathed by the criticism, West is back at Paris Fashion Week to debut his ready to wear line.