Giuseppe Zanotti hails from the Italian shoemaking town of San Mauro Pascoli and his career has seen him design shoes for luxury labels including Dior and Roberto Cavalli. His super-glam evening shoes have become red-carpet staples.
Growing up as a young boy near the historic shoemaking community of Rimini, Italy, Giuseppe Zanotti always knew he wanted his own footwear line. Following a good decade of experience working under other designers, Zanotti's dream came to fruition in 1994 when he released a range of jewel-encrusted sandals under his own name. An overnight hit, the collection catapulted his fledgling brand to the big leagues, giving the designer enough momentum to try his hand at a wider array of options. Nowadays, the label’s still going strong, with a selection that includes luxe Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers, ornate platform heels, and over-the-knee boots, as well as other accessories.