FIRST LOOK: JOHN DERIAN X REPETTO
reasons to be pretty, #4356367.
We're not sure when designers decided their shoes should be created by artists, but we're not totally opposed. Melissa did a neat collaboration with the architect Zaha Hadid; Celine harnessed some Cy Twombly prints for a pair of high heels; Marimekko and Damien Hirst both lent their images to Converse.
Now it's time for John Derian, the interior designer who melds an Edith Wharton aesthetic (lace prints, chirpy birds, cameo portraits) with decidedly modern materials like Lucite and plastic.
His latest conquest is this pair of Repetto shoes, which hit stores today for $295 - although if that's too much for you, there's still some Derian stuff kicking around Target for about $10.