2015 has been an oddly consistent year for celeb shoe selections. Single-soled offerings from Louboutin, Sophia Webster and Stuart Weitzman have proved to be particularly enticing to celebs year-round, while your more traditional summer styles like wedges and espadrilles received precious little love this year, leaving the humble Birkenstock to fulfill the celebrity’s ongoing need for casual, comfortable footwear for the third consecutive summer.
Taylor Schilling was recently designated one of the celebrity “captains” at the W Hotel’s All Aboard! Party at Grand Banks, which celebrated the upcoming launch of the chain’s new Amsterdam location. She wore an incredibly festive ensemble for the occasion that included a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Curved Metal Sandals. You can currently find Taylor’s gilded sandals for $1,695 at Saks.
Taylor also carried a petite black and gold Stella McCartney Falabella Tiny Minaudiere which paired perfectly with her GZ sandals. You can purchase a diamond-embossed silver version of her bag for $2,560 at Barneys. For those not local to NYC, you might be interested to know that Grand Banks is a boat bar anchored off the west side of Manhattan.
Here’s Gigi Hadid, out to lunch at Kings Cafe in LA with boyfriend Joe Jonas. She’s wearing a pair of brand new Giuseppe Zanotti Ring Detail Sneakers, which are from the brand’s Resort 2016 collection and are not yet available in stores. In the meantime, you can shop an extensive selction of Giuseppe pumps, boots, sandals and sneakers at Saks.
Gigi’s creeper-style sneakers are a bit of a departure from the Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker styles that are especially beloved by celebs like Jennifer Lopez; J-Lo owns several customized pairs of GZ sneaks. The brand made serious bank during the “sneaker wedge” fad of yesteryear, and perhaps surprisingly, it hasn’t yet completely purged wedges from their sneaker lines.
Here’s Jada Pinkett Smith, attending the London premiere of Magic Mike XXL in a glittering, strapless black Balmain mini dress paired with black, crystal-adorned Giuseppe Zanotti Coline Crystal Sandals. You can currently find Jada’s exact sandals for $1,425 at Net-A-Porter, but sizes seem to be selling out quickly; if you love these Giuseppe Zanottis, act fast.
Jada has a supporting role in Magic Mike XXL as the boss lady of a roving, competitive troupe of male strippers (because obviously this is the part Jada was born to play). Her troupe just so happens to include characters from the original Magic Mike. Magic Mike XXL is in theaters almost everywhere right now.
Beyoncé was recently seen leaving her NYC office in an especially vertiginous pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti Biker Sandals with edgy silver hardware. (What exactly happens in a celebrity’s office? All of the A-listers seem to have them. Inquiring minds would like to know.) You can find a pair of these 5″ stiletto GZ heels for $1,495 at Neiman Marcus.
The GZ brand has created numerous customized sandals and heels for Queen Bey’s world tours, and as we reported a few months back, Bey is currently working on a single shoe collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti himself. Why only one shoe, you ask, why not a whole capsule collection? Never question the whims of the Queen. No word yet on when the coveted Beyoncé-GZ design will hit stores.
Here’s supermodel Joan Smalls, arriving at a Tribeca Film Festival party in NYC with Harper’s Bazaar editor/general fashion person Derek Blasberg. Joan is wearing a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Sandals with gilded heels. Tragically, these are from a previous season and are no longer available online, but you can find a wide variety of Giuseppe Zanotti heels at Saks.
Last month, Giuseppe Zanotti announced a forthcoming creative collaboration with her majesty Queen Bey. The only caveat: it’s a single shoe. Reportedly, the one and only shoe will be a platform pump, which seems apropos. You can read more about the Beyonce-Giuseppe Zanotti collab here.
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.