Oscars: Stuart Weitzman’s Red Carpet Shoe Collection
The designer will keep leading ladies well-heeled Sunday night
When it comes to designing evening shoes, Stuart Weitzman says women always ask him the same question: “Can you make it higher?” Thankfully, there are plenty of 6-inch, 6 ½-inch and even do-if-you-dare 7-inch platform stilettos (a gold lamé pair named “Jazziest”) in the designer’s glamorous new Red Carpet Collection.
The collection, which offers over 35 different styles for celebrities and their stylists to choose from, is exclusively for the stars (you can see it on display at the designer’s Rodeo Drive boutique), but it will hit select stores starting April 1.
Best Oscar night options include sexy black lace platforms, ruby red satin heels with crystal buttons (“perfect with a little black dress”) and elegant strappy metallic sandals. The real showstopper? A pair of pointy-toe satin pumps with 40,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals (available in black or Oscar gold). “They’re my favorite pair in the entire collection — there are probably only ten pairs in the world,” Weitzman says of the $2,500 sparkly shoes. “I would love to see them paired with a beautiful, airy chiffon gown.”
Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Dexter’s Julia Stiles have already stepped out in Weitzman’s heels this awards season. And, he’s ready for anything this weekend — including any last-minute wardrobe changes. “We’ve stocked our showroom with every possible size, but for the right person we’ll make it in a day if we have to,” Weitzman says. “It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve stayed up all night working before the Oscars.”