Paul Andrew: Shoe Designer
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Up until six months ago, you might not have heard of Paul Andrew, but chances are pretty good you’ve walked in his shoes. Over the past 15 years, he has designed chunky sandals and sculptural wedges for Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan. Last spring, he stepped into the spotlight with a line of pared-down, richly textured shoes. His fall collection, inspired by Andrew Zuckerman’s hyper-real photographs of birds, is rife with single-sole stilettos and boots in plush velvet and python. “They’re much more sexy and refined than anything I would have designed for someone else,” he says.