Olivia Palermo at the DKNY Summer Soiree in July 2011; the Olivia-designed shoe for “Young Hollywood Cares.”
Photo: FilmMagic/Stuart Weitzman
See, this we like. Instead of adding to the already-saturated celebrity-fronted clothing line hullabaloo, this “Young Hollywood Cares” collection makes a tremendous amount of sense. Not only does the Stuart Weitzman-led initiative benefit Dr. Marsha Moses’ pioneering research in ovarian cancer, but it also allows four ladies with a penchant for rocking our socks off to try their hand at shoe architecture. The City style guru Olivia Palermo (whose Weitzman pumps have already debuted on the red carpet before), Scarlett Johansson, Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg, and Hayden Panettiere all put their own spin on the Weitzman heel (think sky-high for Hayden, edgy for Michelle, and so on), which is rad because those girls know what goes into a good pump. They made sure their offerings stayed true to their personal style, oh…aaand contributed to a good cause. So let’s see what each lady dreamed up:
Olivia went girlishly sophisticated with a pink feather-embellished wrap-heel, but kept things clean with a streamlined satin strap.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2011 Spike Guy’s Choice Awards; the Scarlett-designed shoe for “Young Hollywood Cares.”
Photo: Getty Images/Stuart Weitzman
Scarlett allowed her taste for bright colors to shine through with a blood-red oxford-inspired lace-up platform, but because Scar Jo keeps it classy, it’s in patent (duh).
Michelle Trachtenberg at the 2011 Spirit Awards; the Michelle-designed shoe for “Young Hollywood Cares.”
Photo: AFP/Getty Images and Stuart Weitzman
Michelle’s fashion-forward style is reflected in a major, major way, with a very killer snakeskin platform with crystals dotting up the back of the heeland an extreme, break-yo-face height that’d be hell on our heels but totally worth it.
Hayden Panettiere at the premiere of “Klitschko” during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival; the Hayden-designed shoe for “Young Hollywood Cares.”
Photo: Getty Images and Stuart Weitzman
Hayden’s design is sophisticated but totally extreme, with a suede platform ankle boot and a subtle but crucial metal detail on the top of the ankle. If you are freaking out about any of these pairs (as you should be), you can get them this month at stuartweitzman.com. Don’t worry if the $400+ price tag worries you…it’s for a good cause.