Here’s Rihanna, looking extra glam while leaving Giorgio Baldi with her fam in Santa Monica. (Giorgio Baldi is currently one of Rihanna’s preferred dining destinations; she’s spotted there quite frequently.) Rihanna is wearing a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti Chain Strap Mules, which you can currently find for $895 at Saks.

The GZ “sandal mule” is a beautiful-but-curious design that looks like it would be a tad difficult to walk in (even more so than a regular mule), due to the lack of ankle supports or a closed toe, but Ri-Ri seems perfectly capable of both walking and carrying a baby while wearing them, so they must be more functional than they look. The baby in question is Rihanna’s niece, Majesty.

Shoes: Shoe of the Week: Giuseppe Zanotti Rhinestone-Patterned Suede Sandals

Price: $1,695 via Saks

Why It’s the Shoe of the Week: From the front, you would think this is another ankle-wrap summer sandal, but you’d b wrong. In the back, you get a little leopard print, rendered in rhinestones. Everyone will see how fierce these sandals really are as soon as you walk away.

Remember the pair of all-over crystal Giuseppe Zanotti booties that were so expensive and oh-so beautiful that they stopped me dead in my tracks? Well, this pair of Zanotti Crystal Wedge Sandals also stopped me dead in my tracks, but for an entirely different reason.

These wedges are full of crystal-covered smiley faces, and while I wouldn’t be phased if Charlotte Olympia or Sophia Webster incorporated crystal smilies into a pair of wedges, it’s surprising to see it on a pair of Giuseppe Zanottis. Could Giuseppe Zanotti be trying to capture a new footwear audience? Doubtful. This is a definitely not on-brand for this footwear giant, but sometimes an experimental pair of retro wedges never hurt anyone. Right?

Buy your own pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Wedge Platform Sandals for $2,595 via ShopBop.

Jennifer Lopez was recently spotted out and about in NYC, wearing one of her favorite pairs of J-Lo exclusive customized Giuseppe Zanotti sneaks. This particular pair is a modified version of the Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Sneakers. The more minimal, non-custom version (available to common folk like us) is available for $912 at farfetch.com.

We actually saw J-Lo wearing these same sneakers on the set of one of her music videos last year. She also owns a pair of similarly customized Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Sneakers. You can peruse all of Jennifer’s best sneaks, sandals, boots and pumps in “The Many Shoes of Jennifer Lopez.” Her shoe collection is certainly one of the most enviable ones we’ve featured on TS thus far.

Here’s Lady Gaga, out on the media trail in NYC, making a stop at the Good Morning America studios. She’s incorporated a bright red pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Moto Ankle Boots into her Phantom of the Opera-meets-Michael Jackson, all-leather ensemble. These boots are currently on sale at Barneys for $1,019, down from $1,695.

Her ladyship seems to be having a tiny love affair with boots this month. We saw her greeting fans in NYC while wearing a pair of her beloved Alaïa Lace-up Platform Boots mere days ago. Frankly, I’m surprised Gaga hasn’t already been spotted in a pair of these exorbitantly priced, crystal-embellished Giuseppe Zanotti boots. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.

Here’s Jennifer Lopez heading into an interview for HuffPo Live in a stunning pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Ankle Strap Pumps. While many brands have largely abandoned platforms in favor of single soles in the last few seasons, celebs are slow to turn their back on platforms altogether. The garish platforms of two years ago have been wholly replaced by sleeker, more subtle platform styles like this one, or the ever-popular Saint Laurent Janis Pump. You can currently find J-Lo’s exact platform pumps for $750 at SSENSE.

We’ve discussed Jennifer’s affinity for Zanotti at length here on TS. She gets her Giuseppe Zanotti sneaks specially customized to her tastes, and she also tends to favor the brand’s pumps for more formal occasions. You can see all of her best designer pumps and sneaks in “The Many Shoes of Jennifer Lopez.”

Here’s Taylor Swift, doing a little press for her upcoming album at the KISS FM studios in London. She’s wearing a bright pink pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Ankle Strap Pumps, which pop quite nicely with her vintage-inspired navy dress. You can find these pumps in black or burgundy for $750 at Saks.

Taylor is quite a fan of pink designer platforms. We saw her wearing a strikingly similar pair of towering, dark pink Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Pumps back in July. More recently, we saw Taylor’s celebrity kitty Olivia Benson (literally) in a pair of Keds Taylor Swift Champion Sneaky Cats. Olivia Benson is the adorable star of the new ad campaign for Keds’ latest T-Swift collab.

It’s no secret that designer shoes, in general, are expensive. It’s no secret that Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are often particularly expensive. Now add all-over crystals to the equation, and the Giuseppe Zanotti Open-Toe Ankle Boots just hit a whole new level of expensive. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a shoe this pricey, and the actual number stopped me dead in my tracks.

There’s no denying that these boots are exquisite, and they have all the details I’d look for in a dream shoe: a staggering heel, tons of crystals and vivid colors. (I’m easy to please.) Sometimes I have over-the-top taste, and that tends to come with some cringe-worthy prices, but a price tag in excess of five grand took me by surprise. Giuseppe Zanotti has made other crystal-embellished shoes in the past, and they definitely didn’t compare in price or beauty.

Buy your Giuseppe Zanotti boot (and if you do I’m completely jealous) for $5,715 via Saks.

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