He’s the man behind the beloved celebrity sandal the Nudist — almost every A-lister has been spotted in the style on the red carpet.
He also is known for his on-stage looks, worn by big-name stars like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.
Here are find five fun facts about designer Stuart Weitzman:
1. He loves ping pong.
He’s an avid ping-pong player and competes in tournaments.
2. He owns two closets full of shoes.
“Half under the bed, of which a third I made for myself. The rest are scattered among the many shoemakers of the world.”
3. Steve Wynn is one of his best friends.
The two are best friends from back in college — they attended the University of Pennsylvania together.
4. Beyoncé and Weitzman have a close relationship.
Beyoncé is known to wear his styles on stage and made a special video for Weitzman about his shoes, which was presented at the Footwear News Achievement Awards 2014. “I have literally danced a thousand miles in his beautiful shoes,” she said.
5. He is a Taylor Swift fan.
He recently attended a Taylor Swift concert to watch her dance on stage in his shoes. Weitzman is a collaborator on the footwear Swift has been wearing during her 1989 Tour.
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