Gianvito Rossi at the Italian Embassy

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Luxury was taken to a new level earlier this week, as Gianvito Rossi, the Italian maverick of shoe design, was given the ultimate accolade, having the Italian Ambassador, in Paris, host a dinner in his honour, which was also to partly celebrate the union of Gianvito with the German luxury online store mytheresa.com. It was an evening of unparalleled sensuality and beauty, the ornate surroundings of the embassy were the perfect surroundings to honour a man who has achieved what his late father Sergio Rossi did. Which is to design some of the most enviable and eye catching shoes in the history womens wear.

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Top: Rickie de Sole, Gianvito Rossi Bottom: Gianvito Rossi, Jared Leto and Justin O’Shea.

The event, although fairly small scale in comparison with other Gianvito Rossi events, had its share of big name stars in attendance, such as Hollywood heartthrob Jared Leto, along with some other familiar faces from the world of fashion and design, including Anya Ziorova, Elena Perminova and Maria Bogdanovich, not forgetting to mention royalty of course, with Saudi Arabia’s Princess Deena al-Juhani Abdulaziz also in attendance.

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Top: Gianvito Rossi, Italian Ambassador Giandomenico Magliano Bottom: Anya Ziourova, Maria Bogdanovich, Gianvito Rossi & Inga Rubenstein.

Gianvito Rossi learned and perfected his craft for shoe design working under the tutelage of his father, who grew his brand up from nothing. The quintessentially Italian trait of superb fashion design courses through his veins, and he was quick to understand the craft and the method. Gianvito has now become synonymous with creating shoes that really work for women, as well as being detailed and easy on the eye, as this example, from his Autumn collection, shows.

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Top: Veronika Heilbrunner, Serge Biasin Bottom: Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.

Gianvito creates shoes which are statement pieces, bold and artistically vibrant, yet demure and feminine at the same time. It’s a magnificent combination that only he can master properly. It’s hard to find anyone else who works with this formula in such a intriguing way.

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Top: Gianvito Rossi & Christiane Arp Bottom: Daniela Agnelli & Justin O’Shea.

Gianvito’s designs are especially versatile, with collections that range from perfect office wear to evening wear, but of course we at Think Shaadi have a particular love for the perfect wedding shoes, and Gianvito is the Crown Prince when it comes to this. We’re particularly taken with these precious designs, from his Spring/Summer collection.

The first is a gorgeous pair of plexi jewel tone pumps and the second is an exuberant pair of Ellipsis metallic pumps.

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All photos belong to Gianvito Rossi