Rene Caovilla shoe fashion
In honor of the 50th year of the iconic Cleo shoe, Maison Rene Caovilla launches the “Botticelli’ shoe, a special edition sandal inspired by its original archival shoe from the 1990s, using the same renowned craftsmanship of the Venetian house, re-created in 2023 with the use of contemporary materials.

This unique sandal is finely created from exotic leather, a rich texture that conveys a sense of movement using the iconic spring design, snakeskin weaving and opulent rhinestones. This re-edition boasts around six hundred rhinestones which were utilized to convey a dynamic flow to the snake, bringing the total of one thousand eight-hundred rhinestones, delicately placed to evoke the colors and ambiance of its inspiration painting.

The “Botticelli” shoe takes its name and inspiration from the female subjects of renowned Renaissance paintings by Italian artist, Sandro Botticelli. The colors and ambiance of the paintings are reflected in the nuances of the sandal.
Today, the re-edition uses the classic Rene Caovilla 105 cm heel and is prepared in a white limited-edition shoe box, paying homage to the storied painting. This pair is available from today, in Rene Caovilla Flagship Store at The Dubai Mall.

About Rene Caovilla

The Maison Caovilla was founded by Edoardo Caovilla in 1934 in Fiesso d’Artico, near Venice, the heartland of the handmade footwear tradition since the Republic of Venice. In the early Sixties, his son René Fernando Caovilla took over the company reins. By combining his father’s meticulous craftsmanship with innovation, he turned Rene Caovilla into an international success with 15 directly-operated stores and 115 multi-brand venues. From sketch to sparkling shoe, the entire production cycle is still carried out in-house. Among the many emblems of modern femininity created by Caovilla is the iconic Cleo sandal, dated 1973, and displayed at the MoMa in NYC in 1975. Excellence remains the byword at Caovilla, constantly elevating the house’s sense of glamour, dreaminess, and red-carpet desirability.

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