Sunday 22 April 2018

What She Wears: Brian Atwood Shoes

Kate Beckinsale wearing Brian Atwood shoes. Photo: Getty Images
Kate Beckinsale wearing Brian Atwood shoes. Photo: Getty Images
Aldo's Destime style which come in nude, black, red or floral €95.

Anne Marie Boyhan

When Brian Atwood’s studded Loca pumps were snapped on SJP’s feet on the Sex and the City 2 movie set, demand went through the roof for them. As a result, within three days Net-A-Porter sold out of the shoe, despite the €633.20 price tag.

And although this hyped consumerism jars with the recession that we’re all experiencing at the moment, there’s still excitement about the SATC2 movie and, like the last one, the fashion and especially, the shoes.

Although owning a pair of Brian Atwood’s shoes is only a reality for a few, they can still inspire us to emulate Carrie’s style, or indeed the tailored dress and sky high Brian Atwood heels that Victoria Beckham is often seen in.

My favourites are the Brian Atwood’s nude pump shoes, seen on Kate Beckinsale in Cannes this week and on Vitoria Beckham, when she wore them with combats.

The black bumps are also to die for. Demi Moore is a fan, wearing her Brian Atwood black pumps to the L.A. premiere of Valentine's Day – a great match with her little white Chanel dress.

So, who is this shoe designer du jour whose signature hidden platform pumps are gracing the feet Hollywood’s most famous feet?

Atwood, is a former model and has been designing shoes since 2001. He now has a huge celebrity following but he began his career at Versace, where he designed ready-to-wear and accessories for 8 years.

He then moved on to be the creative director at Bally. While attending events such as the Costume Institute Gala, where he has traditionally hosted a table for Bally, Atwood often picked a muse for the brand such as Rachel Bilson, and dressed her in head to toe Bally. He left Bally in 2008 and now runs his own label from Milan. You can buy Brian Atwood online at

His heels are impossibly high and the nearest I’ve seen to them on the high street is Aldo's Destime style which come in nude, black, red or floral (€95).

But of course there’s no substitute for the real thing! Move over Manolo.

Anne Marie Boyhan is the editor of , a fashion tips, celebrity and catwalk style website.

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