Aquazzura's stilettos are stomping down Madison Avenue and onto best-dressed lists across the city.
Take me to church: The jaw-dropping interior of Aquazzura’s new Madison Avenue masterpiece, crafted by Ryan Korban, was inspired by Florence’s Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.
With paparazzi faves Rihanna, Julianne Moore, Joan Smalls, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley being snapped in Aquazzura’s super sexy stilettos, the sandal whisperer has quickly built some serious brand recognition in NYC.
Aquazzura’s first permanent US location is now open on Madison Avenue, and as is often the case in Manhattan, the experience of the space is as important as the product itself. The house’s Colombian-born creative director, Edgardo Osorio, teamed up with interior designer Ryan Korban to develop an environment that merges classic Florentine elements with a modern Manhattan marketplace. “I love the relationship between designer and interior designer,” says Korban. “He pushed me to go in a direction that may have been a departure from what I normally do.”
At 2,200 square feet, the boutique juxtaposes pink marble with black and white archways, inspired by Florence’s Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. The store also speaks to Manhattanites’ love of personalized service with exclusive merchandise and made-to-order styles. “I love that this space has a unique soul and product compared to my other stores,” says Osorio. “I wanted it to feel like Madison Avenue’s very own Church of Shoes.” 939 Madison Ave., 347-328-0080