Italian luxury leather-goods house Tod’s and American designer Gabriela Hearst have collaborated on a limited-edition shoe for a good cause. Hearst updated Tod’s classic slip-on sneaker with a men’s brogue detail and Morse-code trim that reads “love” — also the name of the shoe — which was a detail initially developed for Hearst’s fall 2016 collection. The shoe will retail for $645, and 20 percent of proceeds will benefit Save the Children. Tod’s is manufacturing the shoe and distributing it at Tod’s stores and Tods.com. Made in Italy, the style is available in calf leather in black, navy, white and silver metallic leather with contrasting trim, handcrafted woven rope trim and rubber outsole with embossed pebbles.
To promote the project, Hearst organized a portrait project with Peruvian photographer Hans Neumann, featuring Dakota Fanning, Lauren Hutton, Miroslava Duma, Lindsey Adelman, Save the Children donor Dorrit Morley and Save the Children staff member Zaineb Malick. Each subject is wearing Gabriela Hearst and the Tod’s-and-Gabriela Hearst “Love” slip-on shoes.