Few designers have mastered the art of sensuality as skillfully as Gianvito Rossi. Simply slip on a pair of his leg-lengthening stilettos, and immediately a feeling of effortless radiance follows. The shoes manage to be understated and alluring at the same time, which is exactly how the Italian designer comes across when discussing his designs. He speaks about shoes with quiet reverence, referring often to the idea of intimacy and the continuity of the female body. If he is the artist, the woman is his muse and the high heel his masterpiece.

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GIANVITO ROSSI Portofina Ankle-Strap Sandals

The silhouette of theses wraparound, spiral-ankle-strap stilettos with micro-crystal embellishment is immediately transformative. The unique design contours the ankle ever-so-lightly, making them flattering and comfortable to wear.

GIANVITO ROSSI Opera Satin Sandals / PRADA Feather-Trimmed Wool-Blend Houndstooth Skirt

We love a sharp, elegant bow with all of the femininity but none of the frill.

GIANVITO ROSSI Satin Bow Mules

The sock bootie trend is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight—this pair has a perforated pattern and peep-toe that edges out the competition.

GIANVITO ROSSI Perforated Knit Ankle Booties

There’s something unexpected about these mesh, sock-like heels. Are they sporty? Delicate like nylons? Owning them and unlocking their magic is all the fun.

GIANVITO ROSSI Idol Leather & Mesh Sandals

A pair of red satin stilettos with fetish-y PVC detailing demand to be admired just as much as they deserve to be worn.

GIANVITO ROSSI G String Satin & PVS Sandals / PROENZA SCHOULER Leather Crop Top / PROENZA SCHOULER Leather Straight-Leg Pants

With an asymmetric strap that sweeps across the foot and wraps around the ankle, these sandals conjure the feeling of jewelry for the foot.

GIANVITO ROSSI Carlyle Specchio Leather Sandals

 

The designer’s namesake shoe delivers his signature clean lines and finely cut stiletto pump silhouette. In yellow satin, they become a showstopper.

GIANVITO ROSSI Gianvito Satin Pumps / GOOSENS PARIS Lhassa Ring / BARNEYS NEW YORK Cotton Pajama-Inspired Shirt / OSMAN Sequined Pants

 

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