Giuseppe Zanotti

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Giuseppe Zanotti
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Born San Mauro Pascoli, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Shoe designer
Years active 1962-present
Website giuseppezanottidesign.com

Giuseppe Zanotti is an Italian shoe designer.[1] In 2000, Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan, followed by boutiques elsewhere.[2]

Early life[edit]

Zanotti was born in San Mauro Pascoli,[3] a village near Rimini, Italy.[citation needed] Rimini has had a long history of shoemaking dating back to the 1930s. Zanotti's parents ran an ice cream shop near the seaside.

Career[edit]

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Zanotti started his fashion career in the 1962. In the beginning, he started working locally with small craftsmen and then as a freelance designer working with fashion houses.[citation needed] In 1994, Zanotti took over a small shoemaking company, the Vicini shoe factory, and devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes.[citation needed] With a small workshop employing 15 people, including a jeweler, a heel and tree expert and an embroiderer, he started work on his first collection.[citation needed]

In 2000, Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan. Further boutiques were opened in New York City, Paris, Houston, London, Moscow, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing etc., reaching fifty stores globally.[2]

Giuseppe Zanotti with Tika Sumpter in 2013

Zanotti has designed shoes for such brands as maisons like Dior, Missoni, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Thierry Mugler, Gianfranco Ferré,[3] Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Christopher Kane, Delfina Delettrez, and Vera Wang.[4]

In 2012 Zanotti launched his menswear line Giuseppe Homme. In 2014 Zanotti celebrated his 20th anniversary by launching a series of special collections with designs from the past decades including a line of ready to wear collection featuring luxurious sportswear.[5]

The Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez shoe collaboration went on sale in late January 2017.[6]

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