Die-hard Kanye West or Giuseppe Zanotti fans may remember that last year the duo collaborated on a pair of white stiletto sandals that were dubbed as an “all-white sculpture with curvy, slinky lines culminating in a crescendo of ’freezing flames.'” They were inspired by the artwork of Cruel Summer, the compilation album that Ye’s GOOD Music label released in 2012.
The all-white shoe was just updated for Giuseppe’s 20th anniversary and, boy, do we mean updated. Giuseppe dipped ’em in gold. Have you ever seen a more opulent sandal? Good. Neither have we.
The 20th Anniversary collection includes six pairs of gold sandals, each one tied to a specific memory. The Kanye pair was inspired by a dinner between the rapper and Italian designer where Zanotti found in West a kindred spirit and the soul of a poet. It was at this dinner that they first decided to collaborate.
They’re currently on sale on Zanotti’s website for $1,695, but that’s the price you have to pay for gold and Kanye wrapped up in one shoe, it seems.