Kate Middleton's wedding dress may remain a closely guarded secret, but five famed shoe designers – including a ShoeHunting favorite, Giuseppe Zanotti - have revealed their visions for her Big Day. From precious gems and lace to silk and feathers, each created a fantasy shoe with the future Princess in mind.
"I wanted her shoes to match the classic and sophisticated elements of her [engagement] ring, but with a younger, modern edge," Guisseppe Zanotti tells WWD. "Jewelry for the feet is my DNA, so designing for a princess comes very naturally."
Casadei likened Middleton to "a 2011 Audrey Hepburn." He created "a waterfall of stones dancing down the foot. I can see Kate dancing all night in this 'new tango' heel."
René Caovilla accented his white satin sandals with marabou feathers, while Blahnik opted for sea pearls and organza lilies of the valley, a flower often found in the bouquets of British society brides. His shoe "represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about," he says.
The shoe by Georgina Goodman is an antique Welsh lace pump with Scottish seed pearls and pearl-inspired heel. “I wanted to create something special with an intrinsic emotional value; something old and at the same time mirroring Kate’s fresh modernity. ... I have aimed for a balance between history and femininity fitting the occasion; a kind of luxury recycling.”
Which shoe design do you think Kate Middleton should choose??