Gianfranco Ferré is the Frank Lloyd Wright of fashion. Formally trained in architecture, this Italian designer is known for his crisp lines, precise tailoring and careful attention to form and structure. His signature pieces — the billowing white dress shirt and structured pantsuit — were made famous by Elizabeth Taylor, Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey, but a whole generation of women since have adored his East-meets-West aesthetic and his rejection of high fashion trends. His diffusion line, GF Ferré, is the younger, more sporty line for men and women.
Jimmy Choo and Casadei headline a collection of sublime dream heels and more.
Attention-getting footwear by Prada, Balenciaga, and more sought-after names.
Tabitha Simmons. Rachel Roy. Giuseppe Zanotti. These are just a few of the designers we’ve rounded up in this curated crop of our absolute favorites. You'll find some of this season’s hottest trends on offer — hello, metal-capped pumps — as well as classic picks you'll wear season after season, from embellished ballet flats and loafers to sleek black booties and wedges.
In need of a little style inspiration? Look to Parisian mainstays like Barbara Bui, Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Robert Clergerie to add that certain “je ne sais quoi” to your footwear collection. You’ll find Left Bank-chic ballet flats, glossy metallic pumps, embossed suede booties, and sleek loafers accented with tassels, knotted details, and oversized pearls.