Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi

Designer, Gianvito Rossi

After working alongside his father for years, he launched his eponymous line of feminine and sensual footwear.

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After working alongside his father, the decorated Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi, Gianvito Rossi decided to strike out on his own in 2006. Since then, he has made a name for himself in the industry with his glamorous, sensual shoes that incorporate imaginative but not over-the-top detailing, like punched-out straps and elongated backs.

Despite his ongoing collaboration with CFDA winner Joseph Altuzarra, producing stiletto ankle boots and pointed-toe pumps, Rossi cares less about the runway impact of his shoes than their form and functionality. “We are drawn to Gianvito’s designs because they are quietly alluring, feminine and strong. He’s incredibly detail oriented and perfects the shape [while] always being mindful of a woman’s silhouette,” Tomoko Ogura, senior fashion director at Barneys, told BoF.


  • Gianvito Rossi
    Gianvito Rossi

    Designer 2007 - Present, Italy

  • Sergio Rossi
    Sergio Rossi

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