Star’s Chronicle/24
Star’s Chronicle/24
September 2013

THE NEW JEWELS. One of the distinctive features of Giuseppe's creations is evolving. Jewels transform and stones make room for modeled metals. Unique, matchless designer masterpieces become the next must-haves in the blink of an eye. Gilt pyramids on the sandal that Celine Dion chose for the Billboard Music Awards grab our attention. And what else but a refined gold chain to brighten the optical white of that donned by Joan Smalls? Tribal influences for the styles chosen by Heidi Klum, Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora. Sandra Bullock instead opted for a touch of metal plating at the Venice Film Festival on her skin tone leather stilettos. An everlasting goddess of the futuristic spirit—no wonder she won over celebrities from all over the world. Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stephani, Anja Rubik, Katy Perry— who could resist such bright stars?


RED CARPET. For the red carpet , the shoe-diktat seems to be "less is more". Simple, refined and timeless silhouettes in which the harmony of form, elegant fabrics and sophisticated details bestow just the right touch. No overdoing things, please. The softness of the velour meets with the personality of the metal in the sandals Rebecca Hall chose for the red carpet of Ironman 3 in London and those of Kate Beckinsale in May at the Met Ball. At that same event, Anja Rubik and Nicole Richie opted for the timeless appeal of slanted toe pumps—fiery red that perfectly matched the dress for Mrs. Rubjk and a metallic effect for Ms. Richie. And then we have the mistress of class, Diane Kruger. She graces the carpet in towering black satin sandals with a fine ankle strap and imperceptible tone on tone crystals. When the essential translates into allure.


LIFESTYLE SNEAKERS. Classical, irreverent, spunky, cool. This is the definition of Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers, that step out of their technical role to become "lifestyle". A blank slate that can be reinvented to infinity. Many celebrities have been bewitched by their trendy, super-cool mood both on-stage and in private sphere; to name just a few, we have: Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Ciara, Rita Ora, Jessie J. A unisex mood that soon caught on even in the panorama of male music artists, from Chris Brown to David Guetta, from Bob Sinclair to Jason Derulo and Will.i.am.


BAGS AND MORE. Here we go beyond the world of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and venture into an entire universe of fashion. Body belts, bags and jewels rapidly won the hearts of the designer's most demanding fans, the stars. A candid triumph of style, the shoot in V Magazine featuring the splendid Joan Smalls was a homage to the Italian designer's neverending creativity. For Beyoncè, a black leather mini-clutch with gold plating. Diane Kruger carries a bold micro-bag embellished with an alternating pattern of crystals and long golden spikes. For the premiere of The Frozen Gold, Vanessa Hudgens goes for all-metal design. A metropolitan look and gold detailing characterize the fur bag selected by Blake Lively. Fringes and gilt studs dance across Alessandra Ambrosio's shoulder bag.