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More Designs for a Princess… and a Prince

In FN’s exclusive series, footwear designers share their visions for what Kate Middleton and Prince William should wear at their April wedding.

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In part 2 of FN’s exclusive series, footwear designers share their visions for what Kate Middleton and Prince William should wear at their April wedding.

FOR KATE:

Stuart Weitzman
His design: A strappy sandal with sapphire forget-me-nots
“This style brings an airiness of spring with its delicate feminine sapphires and keeps with the tradition of Princess Diana’s engagement ring.”

Vince Camuto
His design: A T-strap sandal with oversized jewel
“I wanted to respect the family’s rich history in the classic silhouette and add the personal touch of Kate’s ring with its own story in the details.”

 

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Michael Lewis
His designs: Three sandals with diamond-encrusted elements on the straps and heels, and gold or platinum posts
“[The heels are] pure regality and refinement, craftsmanship and femininity, modern but understated.”

Walter Steiger
His design: A white satin strappy sandal with the signature Steiger hook heel 
and a precious stone
“Lady Diana was an affectionate Walter Steiger client, and my idea was to create a shoe inspired by one of her favorite styles. This is a simple and precious shoe for a modern and elegant princess.”

Ruthie Davis
Her design: A silver metallic pointy toe pump with sculpted platform, silver spike hardware and multicolored Swarovski crystal

Ivanka Trump
Her designs: A T-strap with rosettes anddiamond-studded counter and heel; and an ankle strap d’Orsay with diamond strands
“With all the paparazzi bulbs flashing, [the shoes]would be beautiful and interesting from every angle.”

Jessie Randall (president & creative director of Loeffler Randall)
Her design: A white satin stiletto pump with rosette
“Kate likes to wear very sophisticated hats that have a lot of height and volume, so it seems fitting that her wedding shoes would pay tribute to that with a beautiful tulle rosette at the toe.”

Alejandro Ingelmo
His design: A lace bootie inspired by Westminster Abbey
“It is a modern shoe for a modern princess.”

Deborah Lloyd (creative director of Kate Spade)
Her design: An ivory silk slingback pump with gold, orange and pinkconfetti print and silk satin bow
“This design combines modern femininity with more than a dash of character.”


FOR WILLIAM:

Daniel Silver (co-designer of Duckie Brown)
His design: A beaded brogue with dark turquoise, orange, red and chocolate beads
“A hand-beaded brogue is the male glass slipper.”

Kevin Martel (creative director of Harrys of London)
His designs: A black velvet loafer with braided cord and grosgrain trim tassel; and a one-piece oxford in black patent with a black grosgrain trim
“We have it on very good authority that Wills will be wearing a bespoke military uniform of some sort, so the only ‘acceptable’ choice would be something simple, shiny and black.”

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