Alberto Moretti creates the world’s first 24 carat gold velvet shoe


For all those girls out there who wished they could be Cinderella with the glass slipper, fret not; Alberto Moretti has better for you! And he has something for the prince-charmings too. Except, you’d actually have to have a royal bank account for this one. The Tuscany designer has created 24-carat gold velvet shoes that, of course, have a 24- carat price tag too, as prices start at a sizeable $2,500. Moretti’s bespoke designs have earlier featured gold trimmings. But what takes the well-heeled cake is the 24- carat gold pump for women and loafer for men. Made in collaboration with HORO, the designer has kept the style simple to let the gold shine for itself.

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With its latest offering Alberto Moretti seems to be fast leaving the Choos and the Louboutins behind. The luxury shoe- label finds its loyalists in many celebrities including Ryan Gosling, Cameron Diaz and even Lady Gaga.

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The dazzling shoes for him and her were first unveiled at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in late May.

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Stocked in only five stores worldwide, the shoes are reported to retail for $5,000 at Harrods in London, Barneys in NYC, Fred Segal in L.A., The Swank in Hong Kong, and Level Shoe District in Dubai.

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[Via – Alberto-Moretti]