Rene Caovilla

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Birthday
11, 1938
Birthplace
Italy
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Italian shoe designer known for his handcrafted, intricate creations. His brand is third-generation family-owned and his shoes are sought for their quality workmanship as well as couture designs. He's collaborated with major designers including Karl LagerfeldValentino Garavani and Christian Dior.

Before Fame

In 1950, Rene Caovilla went to Paris and London to study design. He returned home and began working with his father, and in the early 1960s he took over the family business.

Trivia

On 10 September 2007, Harrods hired a live Egyptian cobra to protect the shoe counter, guarding a pair of Caovilla's haute couture ruby, sapphire and diamond encrusted sandals.

Family Life

He met his wife, Paola, whose family was also in the footwear business at a shoe fair.

Associated With

Celebrities who've worn his shoes include Lady GagaJennifer Aniston and Heidi Klum