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Italian footwear maestro Ren? Caovilla?famous for his decadent crystalstudded heels?collaborated with Valentino from 1975 to 1990.

Ren? Caovilla shoes rendered in silk satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals.
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WWD Accessory issue 08/04/2008

Italian footwear maestro René Caovilla—famous for his decadent crystalstudded heels—collaborated with Valentino from 1975 to 1990. Now he’s paying tribute to the legendary couturier by revising two 1985 models he considers “especially representative of the Valentino style.” These shoes are rendered in silk satin and embellished with Swarovski crystals ($1,040 to $1,075, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 888.774.2424).

This story first appeared in the August 4, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.