MILAN — When in February Kendall Jenner arrived at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a super sexy Rami Kadi gown which left several inches of skin exposed, most eyes were likely focused on other parts of her body rather than her feet.
However, for the record, the American supermodel was sporting a pair of leather and PVC stiletto pumps by Alevì.
In the span of a year, the up-and-coming Italian footwear brand, founded in 2018 by Perla Alessandri and Valentina Micchetti, has not only become a favorite of international celebrities, such as Hailee Steinfeld and Joan Smalls, but has captured the attention of global top retailers.
“The brand was born from our desire to create versatile shoes, that you can pack and then easily match with everything,” said Alessandri, who cut her teeth in her family’s Grey Mer Srl footwear manufacturing company, prior to teaming with Los Angeles-based public relations expert Micchetti.
Kendall Jenner wearing Alevì shoes at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
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While Alessandri manages the production side of the brand, which is entirely manufactured in Italy’s storied San Mauro Pascoli shoe district, Micchetti, who frequently travels between L.A. and Milan, handles the market and communication activities. Together,