Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Nothing like having a few famed celebrity shoe designers like Manolo Blahnik and Cesare Casadei jossle over visions for your Big Day.

Kate Middleton's wedding dress may remain a closely guarded secret, but five designers have revealed possible shoe concepts as Wedding Day contenders.

From gems and lace to silk and feathers, each has created a fantasy shoe with the future Princess in mind.

"I wanted her shoes to match the classic and sophisticated elements of her [engagement] ring, but with a younger, modern edge," Guisseppe Zanotti (a favourite of Beyoncé and Katy Perry) tells Footwear News. "Jewelry for the feet is my DNA, so designing for a princess comes very naturally."

Casadei, who counts Kate Hudson among his fans, likened Middleton to "a 2011 Audrey Hepburn." He created "a waterfall of stones dancing down the foot. I can see Kate dancing all night in this 'new tango' heel."

Blahnik opted for sea pearls and organza lilies of the valley, a flower often found in the bouquets of British society brides. His shoe "represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about," he says.

Shoe addicts and Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out.

(Image Credit: Footwear News)

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