Nicholas Kirkwood Is the New Christian Louboutin
What makes us think Nicholas Kirkwood is ready to step into the maestro’s shoes? For one, the Rodarte sisters have chosen the London cobbler to craft their Spring footwear. And for another, he’s landed a gig making shoes for Pollini, where the appointment of Jonathan Saunders as ready-to-wear director has made it one of Milan’s must-see shows. Then there’s all the front-row types—Leigh Lezark, Daisy Lowe, Selma Blair—who’ve been spotted in his high-and-mighty architectural stilettos and cantilevered platform heels.