The market week festivities kicked off last Monday, when Vince Camuto showcased his spring ’11 lineup with an “Arabian Nights”-inspired event, while Via Spiga fêted its 25th anniversary on the rooftop of The Empire Hotel. On Tuesday, the Marc Fisher Footwear showroom welcomed business mogul Donald and Melania Trump to celebrate the launch of Ivanka’s footwear line.
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The next night, Two Ten Footwear Foundation officially debuted its Women in Footwear Initiative, drawing a big crowd of female up-and-comers and industry power players, including group co-chairs Carol Baiocchi, VP and DMM of footwear at Kohl’s Department Stores; and Diane Sullivan, president and COO of Brown Shoe Co.
Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne wowed the crowd with a keynote speech about her own rise through the ranks and Gilt’s blockbuster growth. She also revealed an affection for footwear. “I wore my favorite Jimmy Choos in honor of tonight,” Lyne said about her leopard-print peep-toe wedges.