Designer Dossier: Gianvito Rossi

The shoe designer with a penchant for geometrics and color blocking brings a new look to the family name.

The shoe designer with a penchant for geometrics and color blocking brings a new look to the family name.
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The list of designers who can count Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan is not very long. Gianvito Rossi, however, is one of the lucky few. The Italian footwear scion (his father is the famed Sergio Rossi) stepped onto the fashion scene in 2006, debuting his spring collection in Milan. Several seasons—and collaborations with Joseph Altuzarra—later, Rossi has found his footing. "I always like to play with lines in a modern and organic way," he says. For fall, he paid homage to Victor Vasarely's abstract artwork, with architectural booties and op-art-print heels that would look just as good in a museum as they would on the street.

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Victor Vasarely’s VP-RB, 1972

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Stilo bootie, $895. Gianvito Rossi at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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Vasarely’s Tampico, 1953

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Rossi's favorite, The two-tone Alina pump, $850. Gianvito Rossi at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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Sketches from Rossi’s fall 2013 collection.

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Stilo boot, $1,585. Gianvito Rossi at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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Vasarely’s Souzon, 1950.

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Checkmate sandal, $1,200. Gianvito Rossi at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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