Designers Reveal How They Plan To Celebrate The Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, Footwear News got an inside look at how the designers plan to celebrate the season.

Giuseppe Zanotti

“This year, as every year, I will spend Christmas with my “boss”, my 82 years old mamma. Soon after, I will leave for one of my favorite places, my house at the Seychelles. On my way there, I will do a quick stop in Dubai to visit my new store at the Dubai Mall and to try the new Novikov restaurant.”

Christian Siriano

“My favorite holiday is Christmas, and a December tradition is driving around with family to see all the tacky Christmas lights!”

 Monique Lhuillier

“I love the tradition of the holidays and each year, I enjoy spending time with my family in the Philippines where I spent my childhood. This year, I will be also flying to Japan to celebrate the New Year!”

Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier.
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Paul Andrew

“This Christmas I’ll be home in England with my family. They live in a small rural town in Berkshire that is incredibly picturesque at that time of year.”

Charlotte Olympia

“For the holidays I plan to spend time with my friends and family in Argentina!”

Charlotte Olympia 2015 BFAs
Charlotte Olympia at the 2015 British Fashion Awards.
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Jerome C. Rousseau

“I love spending the holidays in Los Angeles. Since I grew up in Quebec, with too much snow and cold, I enjoy the contrast of a California holiday. I’ve spent the past few Christmases with my close friend and the muse of my label, Roxane Mesquida, and our respective partners. We keep it small and intimate, eat like kings and exchange some fun presents.”

Sarah Flint

“Ever since we were little, my three sisters and I have gotten matching pajamas on Christmas Eve that we wear that night and Christmas morning. Now even my brother-in-laws get them!”

Chloe Gosselin

“My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas morning: the priceless look on my daughter’s face when she discovers the presents beside the tree. I usually prepare a breakfast of French toast and pastries, and we eat and open presents in our pj’s.”

Chloe Gosselin Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week
Chloe Gosselin at her spring ’16 shoe presentation.
CREDIT: Billy Farrell Agency.

Kate Brosnahan, Frances Valentine

“We are renting a house on the beach of Los Cabos Mexico, with my large, extended Irish family (again). We celebrate the night of Christmas Eve with a sit down fiesta dinner on the beach with a Mariachi band, an oversized piñata, and a birthday cake (December 24th is also my birthday).”

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