We Love … Giuseppe Zanotti

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Photo: Courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti Design

With shoes having replaced bags as the accessory to change the look each season, Giuseppe Zanotti is the man of the moment. An ex-D.J., his rocker roots are clearly evident in his design aesthetic. Claiming Beyoncé, Gisele, and Kate Hudson among his many celebrity fans, his boots are made for watching as well as wearing! Here are five reasons we love Giuseppe Zanotti.

1. His shoes are so eighties, which makes them so right now.
2. Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin uses his shoes every season.
3. These are statement shoes — nothing timid about them.
4. They're equally great with jeans or a cocktail dress.
5. Always a bit tough, always a lot sexy.

Black Satin Knee Boots With Three Silver Buckles and Fringe, $1,975; Black Suede Crisscross Strappy Open-Toe Heels With Gold Grommet, $650; Black Leather Crocodile-Embossed Over-the-Knee Flat Boot, price upon request. Available at Giuseppe-zanotti-design.com and at Giuseppe Zanotti, 806 Madison Ave., nr. 67th St.; 212-650-0455.