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 with Women’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 on March 6.
Take a look at Yeezy’s stilettos in the gallery.
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