By Rob Markman
Kanye West's love for fashion is no secret. As you read this, Mr. West is likely holed up in a European studio prepping his second fashion line, which will debut this month at Paris Fashion Week. In the mean time Ye has kept busy with some side projects, including a new collaboration with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti on an insanely expensive pair of women's heels, priced at 4,420 euros, or about $5,800.
Folks first caught a glimpse of the bone-color, pearl-embroidered heels during Paris Fashion Week last October. The buzz around Yeezy's women's line was heavy and the reviews were mixed, though the Giuseppe heels seemed to be an overwhelming favorite. For now, Kanye and Giuseppe's hot-stepper is only available through the trendy French retailer Colette.
For ballettes on a budget, there is a second, all-black strappy design made of velvet leather that goes for $930.
Kanye recounted his days of learning shoe design from the Italian fashion icon back in January during his unforgettable Twitter spree. "I snuck to Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design women's shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris," he wrote.
In August of last year, Zanotti praised Kanye's dedication to fashion. "[Kanye] loves learning about shoes [...] both the design and construction, and we've tried to design something together," he told Womens Wear Daily. He added, "In a couple of months, he could have his own special collection out."