Industry Favorites

Georgina Goodman
Designer, Georgina Goodman

Favorite artist: David LaChapelle
Favorite city: London
Favorite quotation: “About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.” — Manolo Blahnik
Favorite source of inspiration: “Organic forms. I take a lot of inspiration from the natural world.”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “The Saturn ‘Luna’ shoe.”

Diego Dolcini
Designer, Diego Dolcini

Favorite artists: Vanessa Beecroft and Matthew Barney
Favorite cities: New York and Paris
Favorite quotation: “Nothing is more dangerous than being too modern. You run the risk of suddenly becoming unfashionable.” — Oscar Wilde
Favorite source of inspiration: “Relaxation and music.”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “The Selene shoe.”

Laurence Dacade
Designer, Laurence Dacade

Favorite artist: “Karl Lagerfeld, for his artistic plurality.”
Favorite book: “The dictionary because it is the largest source of culture.”
Favorite source of inspiration: “The way of life and the allure of the women I meet.”
Favorite quotation: “No need to suffer for beauty!”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “They are all my favorite. One shoe is never enough! But if I have to choose, I would say the off-white lace ankle boots and pumps, but also the bangle gladiator shoes would be an indispensable choice.”

Jerome Rousseau
Designer, Jerome C. Rousseau

Favorite book: “‘Keith Haring Journals.’ It’s a compilation of Haring’s diaries from 1977 to 1989.”
Favorite film: “‘Liquid Sky,’ directed by Slava Tsukerman in New York in 1983. It was a low-budget sci-fi film with incredible fashion and concepts that became a cult indie film.”
Favorite quotation: “Oh, fashion is so out of fashion.” — Lady Kier
Favorite source of inspiration: “Music. I have been inspired and influenced by music for as long as I can remember. My favorite bands at the moment are Elli et Jacno, Sandi Sirocco, Riviera F, Adam Heart and Simon Bookish.”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “There is a great style in the collection inspired by the film ‘Tron.’ It’s architectural and strong, yet feminine and sexy, in beautiful metallic colors.”

Guillaume Hinfray
Designer, Guillaume Hinfray

Favorite book: “’One for All’ by Victor Vasarely. I can lose myself for hours and hours in front of his works. Behind the geometrical appearance is hidden joy and sadness, poetry.”
Favorite city: “Brussels — a smaller Paris, where you think nothings happens but it is one of the most explosive and creative cities in the world.”
Favorite quotation: “It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.” — Anatole France
Favorite source of inspiration: “The ‘Analytical Dictionary of French Architecture from the XIth to the XVth Century’ and the ‘Analytical Dictionary of French Furniture from the Carlovingians to the Renaissance’ by E.E. Viollet-le-Duc … and that is not a joke!”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “It could be a high-heeled sandal in casual matte leather, or a simple pump with a tattoo on the side — anything but a platform.”

Tania Spinelli
Designer, Tania Spinelli

Favorite film: “’Sabrina.’ Audrey Hepburn is forever a symbol of elegance and charm.”
Favorite city: “Venice, Italy. Fascinating and magical. It’s also where I make my shoes.”
Favorite quotation: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso
Favorite source of inspiration: “Everyday life is my inspiration. I love to watch people, what they are wearing, their movements and expressions.”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “The silver Specchio sandal.”

Gianvito Rossi
Designer, Gianvito Rossi

Favorite artist: Mark Rothko
Favorite book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” by Robert M. Pirsig
Favorite quotation: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” — Coco Chanel
Favorite source of inspiration: “People.”
Favorite shoe for spring ’11: “7, the sandal bootie.”

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