Thursday sees the debut of Aquazzura’s eagerly anticipated collaboration with de Gournay on MatchesFashion.com. For those uninitiated in very expensive niche brands of wallpaper, de Gournay is a luxe interiors company renowned for its beautiful hand-painted designs.
Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio has created a chinoiserie-meets-tropical print with the company, which he’s used across a five-piece footwear collection featuring mules, pumps and flats.
Footwear News first laid eyes on these little beauties over Paris Fashion Week, at a glamorous soiree attended by Aquazzura brand ambassador Arizona Muse. “I’ve always been obsessed with interiors,” Osorio told FN at the time. “One of the rooms in my house has de Gournay wallpaper. It was shot for a magazine, and they loved it. They called me, and we decided to design a wallpaper together.”
But why stop there? “Then we thought, ‘Why don’t we do something else with it?'” Osorio said. “So we took the design and printed it on shoes.” The footwear capsule starts at $460. But they’re a snip in comparison with the price of the wallpaper: “It’s around $3,000 a roll,” he confided.