Brad Goreski Dishes On Shoes For His Upcoming Wedding

Brad Goreski
Brad Goreski

In addition to his role withE! network’s “Fashion Police”, Brad Goreski also serves as creative director of C. Wonder’s women’s collection, which sells on QVC.

Here, the tastemaker talks to FN about his love of designer footwear with a touch of bling.

PAIRS OWNED: 150

BRAND MIX: “Christian Louboutin is one of my absolute favorites. I have about 30 or 40 pairs of his shoes. I wear a lot of Givenchy sneakers. I also love good old Nike or New Balance shoes and have a lot of them. I recently purchased a pair of bright red Balenciaga sneakers.”

Balenciaga Balenciaga’s lambskin high-top sneaker. Courtesy of brand.

CLOSET ORGANIZATION: “In my [main] closet, there are four rows of shoes. I have a separate shoe closet where they’re packed away until I’m ready to bring them back into the fold.”

MOST COVETED PAIR: “Givenchy pointy-toe laceups with studs around the sole and a metal strip down the heel. I got them about a year ago in the [designer’s] Paris store, for about 500 euros. I thought I’d wear them a few times, but now they’re like my running shoes.”

PRICIEST PAIR: “Christian Louboutin black suede and leather laceups. They’re a mix of textures and trims [and feature] chain around the sole and a patent leather toe cap. They were a couple of thousand dollars.”

DREAM SHOE: “I’m a sucker for sparkle on a shoe such as Swarovski crystals. I’m [likely] getting married next year and [plan] to make custom shoes for the two of us. They’ll probably have sparkle for me, but not for my fiancé, Gary. I [might] do
two pairs — something with a fun twist for the ceremony and then legitimate dancing shoes.”

Brad Goreski May 2016: Brad Goreski in Adidas Stan Smith sneakers Rex Shutterstock.
Brad Goreski 2015 Emmy Awards Brad Goreski in a Louis Vuitton tuxedo and Louis Leeman shoes. Getty Images.

BUYING CRITERIA: “I don’t care about comfort — I can suffer. I’d rather have a fabulous conversation piece that makes my outfit. When you wear a good pair of shoes in New York, people stop you on the street — people in fashion or even construction workers. People respond to things that are different. That’s the power of wearing a great pair of shoes.”

BEST SHOE HAUNT: “I’m an avid Mr. Porter shopper. I don’t have a lot of time to go to stores, so I go online, search for what I‘m looking for, and it gets delivered. Also, my friends at Christian Louboutin are extremely generous and keep me in good step.”

FAVORITE FASHION DECADE: “The 1940s and ’50s. I like the look of men dressing up for the sake of it. A man can look great in a T-shirt and jeans, but a guy in a well-tailored suit with a great pair of shoes, nice grooming and good sunglasses — you can never go wrong. It’s that old Cary Grant look. Today, I look to Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto. Those guys aren’t afraid to push the boundaries and do something different.”

SHOE STYLE I’D NEVER WEAR: “I don’t love sandals. However, I have a great pair of Christopher Kane’s for my upcoming vacation. I’m sure they’ll make their way to the beach in the south of France, but in the city, I don’t like flip-flops where my feet are exposed — not my jam.”

Christopher Kane A Christopher Kane sandal with safety buckle. Courtesy of brand.

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