Did you think Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti were done with their collaboration? Well apparently the music star and luxury brand designer still have more under their sleeves as they recently unveiled an all gold version of their ‘Cruel Summer’ sandals.
“Wings dipped in gold” is what we are calling it and it sounds very fantastic, but we’d expect nothing less from Kanye West and Giuseppe Zanotti. The pair got together again to create sandals that will surely fly off shelves.
Die-hard Kanye West or Giuseppe Zanotti fans may remember that last year the duo collaborated on a pair of white stiletto sandals that were dubbed as an “all-white sculpture with curvy, slinky lines culminating in a crescendo of ‘freezing flames.’” They were inspired by the artwork of Cruel Summer, the compilation album that Ye’s GOOD Music label released in 2012.
The all-white shoe was just updated for Giuseppe’s 20th anniversary and Giuseppe basically dipped them in gold. Have you ever seen a more opulent sandal? Good. Neither have we.
The 20th Anniversary collection includes six pairs of gold sandals, each one tied to a specific memory. The Kanye pair was inspired by a dinner between the rapper and Italian designer where Zanotti found in West a kindred spirit and the soul of a poet. It was at this dinner that they first decided to collaborate.
They’re currently on sale on Zanotti’s website for $1,695… do you think they are splurge worthy?