Every now and then, a collaboration that sounds almost too good to be true comes around. So goes the news of the union between possibly the most classic shoe designer of all time and the most stylish (and rebellious) pop star of our time: Manolo Blahnik x Rihanna. Their Denim Desserts collection consists of six styles featuring artisan-stitched embroidery inspired by Rihanna’s henna hand tattoos, as well as sequins and, of course, plenty of sex appeal.
“I have always loved Manolo Blahniks,” says Rihanna. “Mr. Manolo’s shoes are the most luxurious and timeless shoes there are! His designs make women feel incredible when they wear them, so to be able to collaborate with him and combine our sensibilities has been a dream come true!” The strappy Sea Salts pumps, coated in iridescent sequins, are the ideal day-to-night shoe, while the lace-up Dancehall Cowgirl ankle boot brings spell-binding intricacy to crisp denim. But it’s the 9-to-5 boot that’s the mega-watt showstopper: A higher-than-thigh-high boot with sparkling trim and topped with an embellished garter. Start planning ahead now. The collection is super-limited and will only be available to purchase in Manolo Blahnik boutiques only in London, New York, and Hong Kong for $895 – $3,995 as of May 5th.