Jean-Michel Cazabat Answers FN’s 3 Questions

Jean-Michel Cazabat knows what women want. According to the designer, comfort needs to meet sexy on a heel.

For his spring ’16 collection, the designer turned to the ’70s for inspiration, crafting everything from color-blocked pumps to glitter snake-printed heels and neon sandals. Plus, he’s collaborating with Sophie Theallet for another season.

As for his personal collection of shoes, the designer has a thing for leather boots in a variety of hues.

Jean-Michel Cazabat FN 3
Spring ’16 animal-print pump with glitter details.
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Here, Cazabat takes a ride with the FN 3.

1. How many pairs do you personally own?

“I have numerous pairs of the same style of boot in different colors and leathers — 40 to 50 pairs.”

2. Heels or flats on a woman?

“Comfortable heels! It’s the one request I hear over and over from my customers: They want heels that make them feel confident and sexy, but they also want the comfort and ease of being able to wear them all day.”

Jean-Michel Cazabat FN 3
Spring ’16 mixed-media strappy sandal featuring an animal print.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

3. If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be?

“A bold and fun strappy red leather sandal. A classic silhouette in exotic leather.”


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