DELUX-CourtneyC-008394Ladies Love Cool Crawford

Is there anything more coveted than a gorgeous man who loves shoes? Look no further. Courtney Crawford is the answer to all our dreams. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Crawford caught the design bug at an early age. Growing up in a household filled with five women, Crawford was destined to appreciate the importance of a luxurious shoe. He applied and was accepted into the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology and during his time in New York he interned for milliner and shoe designer Eugenia Kim, the 2004 CFDA Accessory Design Award Winner. In a matter of months, the internship turned into a Head Footwear Designer and Production Manager position.

Crawford launched his debut collection in Spring 2006 to rave reviews. He has also developed collections for other fashion houses including Missoni’s Spring 2007 shoe collection. Crawford says of his design aesthetic,

“[I design for] a woman who is unapologetically sexy and undeniably intelligent. The Courtney Crawford woman always takes an intelligent-risk.” The young designer, now 28, has several celebrity admirers including Mariah Carey who wears Crawford’s shoes on tour, Beyonce’, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, Mischa Barton and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese.

The Courtney Crawford collection is carried in select stores in 10 countries, including Harvey Nichols, U.K. and Hong Kong, Bosco, Russia and La Vetrina di Beryl, Italy. Visit www.courtneycrawford.com to find U.S. concessions.

For more indepth article check out August edition of Delux Magazine.

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