Gianvito Rossi’s Rise: How The Italian Shoe Maestro Is Building One of Luxury’s Hottest Brands

Nov 25, 2015 390

By Katie Abel

"Paris is such a great place for inspiration. It's so glamorous. The light is different here — I love it," said Gianvito Rossi a little more than a month before the devastating terrorist attacks in the French Capital. On this Sunday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week, the mood was energetic across the City of Light.

Influencers lined the sidewalk tables at Le Castiglione, a favorite haunt on Rue Saint Honoré. Next door, Rossi, who had quietly arrived in town the evening before, was relaxing in his new showroom with members of his team. While Rossi happily remained on the sidelines in Paris — he had presented his collection in Milan a week earlier — the Italian shoemaker was at the center of the fashion conversation. 

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