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SHOE BIZ: Anthony Vaccarello and China’s Stella Luna have teamed up for the second season on a shoe collection, which includes eight different styles. Three of them were shown on the Belgian designer’s runway on Tuesday in Paris.
“I have always loved designing shoes,” said Vaccarello at an intimate dinner at Caviar Kaspia later that night to fete the collaboration. He added jokingly: “I think I am a fetishist.”
Vaccarello has also previously collaborated with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti.
Guests at the dinner included Caroline de Maigret and model Anja Rubik, who walked for Vaccarello this season perched on 6.2-inch Stella Luna sandals.
“It is my profession to wear high heels,” she said. “You get used to it. In my free time, I wear flats.”
Alice Dellal, who sported motorcycle boots, said she has difficulty wearing heels but appreciates them.
"My sister makes heels [under the Charlotte Olympia label], but to be honest I don't wear heels very often,” she confided.
“In Miami, we like high heels,” added Laure Heriard Dubreuil, co-founder of The Webster, who fell for red sandals paired with tie-dyed bleached denim jeans. For the holidays, Vaccarello created red eyelet dresses that will be sold exclusively at her store and in Colette.
Meanwhile, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel dedicated a window to a shoe model from the fall collection done by Vaccarello and Stella Luna.
Their entire line will be sold starting in January 2014 in the Stella Luna Paris boutique and in select Stella Luna stores in China. Additionally, some models will be available at certain Anthony Vaccarello sales points, including Colette, Montaigne Market and The Webster.
Stella Luna is in talks to open a second Parisian store, on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in 2014, said Stephen Chi, company chief executive officer and creative director. A corner is also slated to open next year in Galeries Lafayette, where the label currently has a pop-up.