In the late 1990s, French shoe designer Guillaume Hinfray left Salvatore Ferragamo to start his own couture footwear line. The result: a daring and truly original collection of shoes and boots that combine opulent textures, offbeat color pairings, references to Gothic architecture and classic French fashion, and accents like mini hoops and barbell piercings. Covered platform slingbacks, blue suede "Gavotte" ballet flats, polished leather tall boots, and satin-insole “Simon” peep-toe pumps are both posh yet unpretentious, and exemplify the best of Italian style. Based in Milan, Guillaume Hinfray and his partner, Marco Censi, decorate the heels of their shoes with tiny round piercings to make them instantly identifiable.
When it comes to holiday dressing, nothing's more festive than brightly colored pumps. We’ve gathered a rainbow assortment of heels, from the sweet to the totally avant-garde. Styles splashed in purple suede, red embossed python, leopard print ponyhair, and blue patent leather become instant statement shoes that will have you fielding compliments left and right.
The holiday season brings endless errands and engagements, so comfort is key — pair your skinny jeans and sweater with the ultimate go-to: the ballet flat. Beloved by everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Natalie Portman, this classic footwear staple will take you seamlessly from shopping to dining to jetting about town. Our stylish selection has you totally covered: bold colors, gleaming metallics, animal prints, slick cap toes… take your pick!
Who can resist the allure of a shoe that's stylish and comfortable enough for all-day wear? That’s why we’re obsessed with ballet flats — especially this super-chic array, which features everything from embellished neutrals to downright girly iterations. Don’t feel badly if you want more than one pair; these picks prove that keeping a low profile doesn’t mean sacrificing high style.
Here at Gilt, we don't shy away from bold shoes — which is why our staffers are such fans of Guillame Hinfray's use of luxe textures and unexpected bold accents. Just take a look at the unique selection we've rounded up here: From pumps that mix leather and suede to bow-topped flats in poppy spring hues, each striking style guarantees you'll be putting your best foot forward.