Vionnet and Giuseppe Zanotti Create Restrained Elegance
Vionnet is a French house at heart, but ever since Matteo Marzotto acquired it in 2009, he's been adding Italian flavor. His latest addition is Italian shoe god Giuseppe Zanotti. "The value of having [Zanotti’s] experience at our disposal is to work on different shapes, to work in the best way with different materials," he said. The 25-piece collection, ranging from $555 to $740, is all about restrained elegance. Leather and silk fabrics fuse. And they are all original, no replicas of old Vionnet footwear. "These are the opposite of the trendy shoes. Nothing heavy, nothing out of proportion, elements from the Thirties and Forties to the present," is how Zanotti describes his work. See the 10 finest up close.