There is only one Beyonce and there will be only one Beyonce-assisted shoe, designed by Giuseppe Zanotti. Beyonce and Zanotti are co-designing one pair of heels that will be available very soon. There are many reasons to be excited about this extremely exclusive collaboration, which precedes Bey's athleisure range for Topshop, so let's get into the deets.
Beyonce has a clear aesthetic and she has a hankering for stilettos. That much we know. Zanotti's shoes are often very high, in terms of their heels, and very embellished. Zanotti has done fashion-forward sneakers, as well, so both Beyonce and the brand are able to volley between sexy and street with their styles. The notion of both minds meeting in the creation of one shoe is pretty fabulous.
Zanotti told Forbes that Bey stands out against her peers since "she has an amazing voice. She’s incredibly talented and she’s an amazing dancer—she’s complete. Few are like Beyonce," and that's obviously reason enough for him to get in the design ring with her.
The shoe will be strutting into retail sooner than you'd think. Here's all the 411 about the shoe and why it feels like an event in foot fashion, along with photos of fiercest heels Bey has waltzed around in! I'm totally hyperventilating over this mashup.
1. It's Coming Real Soon
So, yeah, this sort of came out of nowhere. Forbes indicates that the shoe is scheduled for release in the next two weeks.
2. It's An Ultra-Thick Platform
The Forbes writer did not see the final, produced shoe, but he did see a sketch and commented on Bey's predilection for ultra-thick platforms. Perhaps that's what the shoe will be. Clack, clack, clack.
3. Bey's Role
Zanotti also said that Bey has "very clear ideas — she knows exactly what she wants." While the designer finalized the shoe with her stylist, Bey will weigh in on what she does and doesn't like.
So that means she isn't pouring over sketches, but she still has veto power. That might disappoint some of the card-carrying members of the Beyhive, and it may cause critics to go, "See! Bey has everyone else do the work, she makes suggestions, and then takes the credit," as some have said about her when it comes to songwriting.
I am experiencing none of those thoughts and feelings. Bey is providing inspo and direction, and those are both creative efforts essential to an overall vision and achieving the desired end result.
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