Music and entertainment play a key role in inspiring Quebec-born Jerome C. Rousseau’s eponymous footwear label. The designer started drawing shoes as a teenager after watching a Deee-Lite video, and today, based in LA, the entertainment industry’s influence is palpable: Rousseau’s shoes have become mainstays of the red carpet, and his designs were used as oversized props in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
But this collection is not exclusively about celebrity appeal. Handcrafted in Italy using the finest techniques and leathers, it backs up its starry eyes with a luxurious, sensual aesthetic. “Shoes are real objects of seduction,” says the designer. “Women’s postures change when they wear a specific pair of shoes—their mood, their attitude, the way they present themselves.” Jerome C. Rousseau shoes help this transformation with meticulous construction to support their unique design.