Giuseppe Zanotti, who has created his share of custom shoes for designers and celebrities including Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson and Kim Kardashian, has teamed up with Jennifer Lopez for his most involved partnership to date, WWD reports.
“It’s the first time I’ve done a real collection for a celebrity. I used to do in the past one shoe, two shoes. In this case it’s not enough to describe her. She likes to dance, she likes to sing, to walk and go shopping, and she has kids. She’s a beautiful and normal woman. I need to create something not only for red carpet or couture but something for reality. We have probably 18 styles at the moment. It’s a small universe.” commented Zanotti on working with Lopez.
“I’m very proud of the businesses I’ve built,” Lopez told WWD. “They’ve allowed me to bring really great product at an accessible price point. But I hadn’t done a high-end project yet and this seemed like the right time, medium, and designer. I’ve always been passionate about shoes. Sometimes I even choose an outfit around my shoes.”
Lopez and Zanotti, will create a capsule shoe collection together called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez (#GiuseppexJennifer). The line will launch in January 2017 at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Giuseppe Zanotti stores, as well as select retailers worldwide. The range also includes two handbag styles and will retail from $795 to $1,995.
The creative duo reportedly began conceiving ideas in May after Zanotti made a trip to her “museum wardrobe” in Los Angeles. So what can we expect? The line is slated to include cage booties, high-top sneaker wedges, J.Lo-like gladiator boot sandals, sexy pointed toe pumps, and plenty of Swarovski crystals. We cannot wait!