Contemplating all the occasions when and where the singer might wear the designs from her collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti
Jennifer Lopez is undoubtedly one of music’s most glamorous women, whether onstage in crystal-studded Zuhair Murad, rocking the ‘90’s red carpet in navel-grazing Versace, swaddled in giant furs and Drake-purchased diamonds—or lounging with said rapper in in a warm, Instagram-ready candlelit glow. The singer has recently taken these luxurious moments and (as we imagine) condensed them into 16 pairs of shoes with designer Giuseppe Zanotti for a collection that is literally dripping in crystals and wrapped in lush leathers.
While the heels, booties and sneakers are available to anyone when they hit stores and online on January 23rd (for a starting price of $795), the collection is also merchandised in a way that is highly convenient to the singer’s own lifestyle (and what’s the point of designing a shoe collection if you won’t wear them IRL?) Click through for a breakdown of where and when we might see the singer in her new kicks.
‘ALL I HAVE’ WRAP-AROUND PYTHON SANDALS
“With this shoe, you can walk, and you can also dance,” Zanotti tells Lopez in a behind-the-scenes video, which she posted on her Instagram account on Wednesday. He’s pointing to a sketch of a pair of nude python-skin, stilettos sandals that wrap up the calf. “They’re nice and high, but comfy,” she adds while zipping them up.
We’re not sure her definition of “comfy” meshes with most women’s, but after years of strutting on stage in various iterations of binding thigh-high leather boots, these sandals should be positively freeing for her.
After six years on and off in a relatively low-profile relationship with backup dancer Casper Smart, Lopez has gone back to her Bennifer roots, choosing as her next suitor the most high-profile guy she could find: Drake. Tricky thing is, the rapper is super-casual (to a resounding fault). But these wedge sneakers should pair nicely with OVO sweatsuits and hoodies—and maybe, with the right furs, even a gifted Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace.
She may be dating the boy, but Lopez can still enjoy her singledom, as she did in late November with friend Loren Ridinger at Miami’s Casa Tua restaurant, where Ridinger captured a video of the singer dancing around in a going-out halter top and white pants. These crystal-studded, lace-up and open-toe booties are made for those nights. As Lopez herself exclaims to Zanotti in the video, “This is the hero shoe right here!” And everyone knows hero shoes are made for GNO.
Lynda crystal-studded bootie with open toe, $2,995
BFF CAGED BOOTIES
Lopez is fiercely loyal to her friends, especially longtime BFF Leah Remini. The actress was spotted just last week in a nude version of these suede caged booties while shopping with the singer at Barney’s in Beverly Hills (both in matching top-knots and shades). We imagine the shoes as a mutual gift: The singer gets a celebrity endorsement of her collection, while the actress gets a pair of heels that can double as protection from Scientology stalkers.
Jen navy blue suede caged bootie, $1,250
REUSABLE RED CARPET HEELS
Lopez has walked hundreds of red carpets in her career, but she has some tried-and-true formulas: There are the sheer, bodycon dresses from designers like Murad, Versace and Elie Saab, usually in neutral and metallic palettes; the glowing makeup that belies a rigorous skincare regimen, and simple shoe silhouettes that elongate her dancer’s legs. These satin high-heeled sandals with a simple ankle strap (in three neutral/metallic tones, natch) will go with just about anything that the singer is likely to wear on future red carpets.