These pink Valentino velvet block heel sandals are an essential, for in the famous words of Carine Roitfeld 'always wear heels'. Always. Featuring cross-over straps at the front, adjustable ankle ties and a 110 mm block heel, these shoes have been manufactured in Italy from pink velvet and were inspired by the Ballets Russes (think athletic layering), art critic Diaghilev and acclaimed dancers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Wear your Valentino sandals with a Vince sweater, cropped jeans and an Erdem 'Sitwell' coat on your next theatre trip in the West End.
•True to size, take your normal size. •HEEL HEIGHT: 110 mm / 4.5 inches •SHOE HEIGHT: 210 mm / 8.5 inches •PLATFORM HEIGHT: 13 mm / 0.5 inches
MEET THE DESIGNER
The Browns' Edit of Valentino emanates the romantic and timeless elegance of the world-renowned fashion designer's Ready-to-Wear and Resort collections. Crowned as ‘The Sheik of Chic’, Valentino Garavani displayed an early interest in fashion and relocated to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Upon return to Rome, Valentino set up his own label and debuted his first couture collection in 1962 which garnered attention from the likes of Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. Adored by notable socialists, aristocrats and celebrities, the Italian mastermind spent the following decades perfecting his craft and becoming a true innovator of the feminine form, for which he was awarded a French Legion of Honor medal in 2006. Since retiring from the iconic fashion house, the time-honoured craftsmanship and artisan techniques discovered by Valentino live on through the current creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli.
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