Claudia Schiffer is celebrating 30 years in fashion by collaborating with Aquazzura on a shoe line. The 47-year-old, who recently made a stunning return to the catwalk at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week show, is partnering with the Italian luxury footwear brand on an eight-piece collection. In an interview with Footwear News at the Paris Fashion Week launch of the line, Claudia revealed that the concept came about organically, after she connected with creative director Edgardo Osorio.
Claudia Schiffer has partnered with Aquazzura
"I have been a huge fan. I've bought their shoes and been admiring them from afar," she smiled. "I described something and he (would understand) what I mean. We had the same taste level so we thought it would be great to do something together."
The German-born star added that one of the shoe styles was inspired by her nickname, Cloudy, though she is adamant that all of the designs have "an edge". And when she was seeking out inspiration, Claudia reflected on different phases in her life.
"Tonight, I'm wearing 'Place Vendome,' inspired by my days with French Vogue. These are amazing high heels with all these buckles that really hug your feet," the model shared.
The mother-of-three, who is married to Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn, also made sure that her Aquazzura shoes are comfortable, as she had some near-disasters walking in vertiginous heels during her modelling heyday.
"I remember dreading walking on high heels. Back then, the stage was really high up," she recalled. "I remember during the Versace show, there was so much light on you that everything else around you was black. You couldn't even see the floor."