On Tuesday, Barneys held a luncheon in San Francisco to celebrate the Milan-based designer. During the event, a percentage of the proceeds from sales of Rossi’s shoes were donated to San Francisco Playhouse, the city’s off-Broadway theater company.
In Beverly Hills on Thursday, Barneys continued the celebrations with a cocktail event that brought out the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Mischa Barton.
Rossi’s fall ’15 collection includes strappy sandals with ankle ties, oxblood lace-up sandals, and a pair of over-the-knee gray suede boots.
Barneys has carried Gianvito Rossi’s line since 2011. Rossi also recently opened his first New York flagship location—his first in the U.S.
In addition to Teigen, Rossi counts major celebrities as fans including Kylie Jenner, who wore his sandals to her birthday party, Mariah Carey, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Tyra Banks.
“Unconsciously, I started to accumulate experience just by watching my father and observing the artisans as they crafted the most amazing shoes,” he said. Without knowing it, I was building a historical memory.”
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