“Cruel Summer”: Giuseppe Zanotti for Kanye West
“Cruel Summer”: Giuseppe Zanotti for Kanye West
September 2012
Cruel Summer

The sandals created by Giuseppe Zanotti in collaboration with US rapper Kanye West seem to have been carved from alabaster. The all-white shoe turned sculpture celebrates the release of the American musician's latest album of the same name, Cruel Summer.
Both - the CD and the shoe-sculpture - launch on 18 September.
Giuseppe's creation echoes the graphics on the album cover, turning the sandal into a truly iconic piece of footwear. Its serpentine, sculpted forms mirror the soft slope of the inwardly-curved heel, coming together in a final fanfare of tone-on-tone ice-white flames.
The sandal will be available soon on the online store and at the best boutiques worldwide.