Jennifer Lopez Is Now Designing Fancy Footwear

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Rihanna and Zendaya aren't the only celebrities sprucing up your shoe stash with their own designs these days. Next up is Jennifer Lopez, who is collaborating with Giuseppe Zanotti on a capsule collection called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez, slated to land early next year, per WWD.

Zanotti is a longtime favorite of red carpet regulars like Selena Gomez, the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and J.Lo herself. The shoe designer first met Lopez about co-designing some pieces back in May, WWD reports. Buyers will get a first look at the final samples in August, with the high-end line set to hit retailers in January. Prices are expected to start at $795 — so, these aren't in the same ballpark as those $80 Fenty slides, alas.

Lopez already has "designer" in her multi-hyphenate title, but this is by far her most luxurious project to date. Past designs have allowed her to market to a wider audience at a lower price point, but Lopez told the publication she "hadn’t done a high-end project yet and this seemed like the right time, medium, and designer." (She also raved about the confidence-boosting powers of the designer's shoes.)

This process is also new for Zanotti; he characterizes it as his first real celebrity pair-up. (He's made custom shoes for someone famous, but hasn't collaborated on a full retail range before.) He may be an expert in the craft, but he admits the partnership has been a learning experience: "She gives me suggestions and I give her advice and both of us, we are open to learn," he told WWD.

Imagery hasn't been released, but we can expect a selection of high-heeled shoes, including both platforms and stilettos, as well as a few handbags. Lopez insisted that the final product is not yet ready. But we wouldn't be surprised to spot J.Lo's designs on a celebrity or two well before they hit the retail floor.

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