Celebrities like Blake Lively and Jessica Alba are never far from a pair of designer heels so it was only fitting for both these fashionistas to celebrate shoe creators like Christian Louboutin and Charlotte Dellal at the Footwear News 2010 Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame in New York.
While Jessica Alba brought along hubby Cash Warren to the event, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively made it a proper girly event by bringing her sister Robyn to meet the legendary shoe designers.
And, of course, both starlets were sporting killer footwear. While Jessica went for the androgynous look in a sleek black suit (a popular look this week, also worn by Leighton Meester, Olivia Wilde, and Winona Ryder) and studded pointy courts, Blake opted for a pair of statement ankle booties by Christian Louboutin to match her shimmery green party dress.
The event honours the footwear designers, labels and shops who have made an impact on the market, whether it’s with their soaring sales or with their creative genius. This year’s honourees included Christian Louboutin (Person of the Year), Brian Atwood (Designer of the Year), whose heels are loved by the likes of Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway, Selfridges for their new shoe hall in London (they sell 7,000 pairs a week!) Reebok (for the ingenious EasyTones), Ivanka Trump (Launch of the Year) and Charlotte Olympia (Emerging Talent). Phew! That’s a lot of foot candy in one room!
By Maria Milano