Francesco Russo’s Lacquered Shoes Will be the Star of Any Party

Because they're shiny, they're leopard and they're very, very high.

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Meet your next pair of pumps (Photo: Courtesy Francesco Russo)

As if you needed another excuse to buy a pair of shoes, here’s a good one: the beloved label Francesco Russo is finally arriving at Net-A-Porter. And what’s even more exciting is that the Italian brand is launching an exclusive collection, just for the online retailer.

Hello, strappy black sandals (Photo: Courtesy Francesco Russo).

Hello, strappy black sandals (Photo: Courtesy Francesco Russo).

The five styles in the Lacquered Leopard collection look exactly how they sound. Their shiny exterior was inspired by Chinese lacquer and that was coupled with Mr. Russo’s personal adoration of leopard print calf hair. The arrival of these stilettos is also impeccable timing, as they are ideal party shoes. At once sophisticated and refined, they are clearly loud enough to stand on their own as a conversation piece.

A stiletto from the Lacquered Leopard collection (Photo: Courtesy Francesco Russo).

A stiletto from the Lacquered Leopard collection (Photo: Courtesy Francesco Russo).

Still looking for a shoe buying excuse? Well, Mr. Russo has been touted as Victoria Beckham’s favorite shoe designer and he’s also the creator of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Tribute pump. Before starting his namesake company in 2013, the designer refined his skills with brands such as Miu Miu and Sergio Rossi, in addition to YSL.

Plus, these kicks can be ordered and delivered to your doorstep today. So please, take your excuses elsewhere and be well-heeled for all of this weekend’s parties.

Francesco Russo’s Lacquered Shoes Will be the Star of Any Party