Azzedine Alaia and I dream of shoes

Dear Shaded Viewers,

As you probably know by now Liam Sullivan’s Shoes won the public prize at both Los Angeles and San Francisco’s You Wear it Well festival. Let’s see who the winner is this weekend when the travelling festival moves to Copenhagen to be screened after Henrik Vibscov’s fashion show.

Personally I am dreaming of these Azzedine Alaia shoes:


Even though there are more platform shoes than ever this season it is still almost impossible to find a pair that is sculpted to perfection. You can find these at Azzedine’s newly opened Shoe Salon.The shoe salon is as discreet as the designer, there is no name on the door and you must enter through the designer

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.