giuseppezanotti_NEWBiography of Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti was born in 1958. He grew up in the small town of San Mauro Pascoli, near Rimini, Italy.

Very young, he developed a passion his mother shoes .

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI explains that there is a long tradition of Shoes in San Mauro.


He starts as a consultant for several brands of shoes in 1981 during this GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI hang up with the jet set and he works for Vicini.

In 1993, Giuseppe Zanotti launches its first shoe collection with the help of his wife, Cinzia Casadei, herself the result of a large Shoes family.The concept of SHOES JEWELLERY was born.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI became successful immediately. He is recognized both for the design of his shoes for the quality of the materials used: crystal, furs, precious leathers …

In 1996, Giuseppe Zanotti buys the shop of Vicini. This is the starting point of an empire. He set 40 designers and stylists, and more than 300 specialists craftsmen for the application of jewelry on the shoes.

The biggest brands, including ROBERTO CAVALLI, GIANFRANCO FERRE, ESCADA and VERA WANG to name but a few, entrust the creation of their lines of shoes.

In 1997, sales of home GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI reached 6 million.

In 2007, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN reach nearly 74 million.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI is a man of creation , but he is also a man of communications : he realized that the success of a brand depends on it.

Thus, it multiplies the opening of shops (Avenue Montaigne in Paris, Madison Avenue in New York, Sloane Street in London …), and made sure that his shoes are seen on celebrities: BEYONCE KNOWLES, MARY J . BLIGE, ALICIA KEYS …

ASHANTI The singer will even pay tribute to him in a song.

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI is also interested in movie stars: MISCHA BARTON and EMMA DE CAUNES particular, wore his shoes at Cannes in 2007.

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Actress, Singer, Writer, Director and Producer At MyDestiny Production.

CEO of the Open World Toronto Film Festival and a Shoes junkie!