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Charlotte Dellal

Designer, Charlotte Olympia

With her design aesthetic equal parts kitsch and old-Hollywood glamour, she is an established member of footwear’s new vanguard.


One of fashion’s favourite footwear designers, Charlotte Olympia Dellal has built an internationally recognised accessories brand through her creativity and wit. Winner of accessories designer of the year award at the British Fashion Awards in 2011 and 2015, Dellal is known for her "Dolly" platforms and kitsch influences, effortlessly combining British humour and Hollywood bombshell aesthetics.

Dellal launched Charlotte Olympia in 2008, opening brand's first store in 2010 on London’s Maddox Street, later joined by stores in New York and LA. Dellal has collaborated with Victoria Beckham on her Victoria line, created shoes for Agent Provocateur, and created a limited edition "Charlotte’s Web" inspired collection with Olympia Le Tan.

In November 2018, she collaborated with Uber to produce a limited-edition line of 14 gold stilettos sold at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, the £695 ($852.50) price point including £500 of credit to use on the ride-hailing app. 

Born in Cape Town, the first child of Guy Dellal, a property developer, and Brazilian model ‘Rio’ Andrea de Magalhães Vieira, Dellal attended Bedales in Hampshire before enrolling at the London College of Fashion in 1998. 

Although she enrolled with the intention of designing corsets, Dellal would design her first pair of shoes at LCF. She worked briefly with Hilary Alexander, who was then the fashion editor of The Daily Telegraph, in 2000, before enrolling in Cordwainers School to study shoe design. Dellal trained at Giambattista Valli before launching her own line.

Dellal lives in North Kensington, London, and has four sons.


Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia


2007 - Present

London, United Kingdom

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

2000 - 2006

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

1999 - 2000


Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion

Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion

Vital Statistics

6 May 1981

United Kingdom

United Kingdom
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