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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gianvito Rossi

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At the celebration of his Fall/Winter 2015 Collection that took place at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, we got the chance to pick the brilliantly creative brain of Italian shoe designer, Gianvito Rossi. Known for the simplicity and sultriness of his designs, a pair of his shoes has a unique way of consistently making a woman look and feel confident. With a track record like that, we could not wait to dig a little deeper and see what else we could find out about the fashion legend. Here, 5 things you probably didn’t know about Gianvito Rossi (because we didn’t either).

1. He Thinks Every Woman Should Own This Shoe:

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"A pair of pumps."

2. He Has Favorite Fall Shoe Trends

“The 70’s style, chunkier heels and round shape toes on suede over the knee boots.”

3. He Prefers To See His Shoes Paired With A Skirt

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“It depends on the style, but generally, the skirt is my favorite.”

Show Some Leg

Loran Skirt

$364

Alice & Olivia

Midi Skirt

$16

Zara

Checked Wool-Crepe Skirt

$1,300

Marni

Navy Peplum Curzon Skirt

$920

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

4. He Got His Start Working For His Father

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“I found that shoes were my life while working for my father (Sergio Rossi). When our family sold the company is when I realized I wanted to start my own line.”

5. He Believes The Woman Should Always Be The Center Of Attention

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“My shoes are there to make the woman the center of attention, not the other way around.”