Caovilla embarked on a road that was halfway between handcraft and couture, which his son, René Fernando, evolved in the Fifties, forging the link with art and fashion. With his sights set on the select top-end of the market, he became a sculptor of sophisticated evening shoes, elegant bejewelled creations, sensual super-precious chaussures. René Caovilla thus carved his niche as a creator of international standing. The Seventies saw him enter the fashion arena, thanks to a patron of excellence: Valentino Garavani. The special creative affinity nascent between the couturier and the designer led to the birth of cult objects, fetish creations carrying the signature emblem of ‘Valentino by René Caovilla. Next came the collaboration with Christian Dior, the maison with which Caovilla crafted dreamlike, richly imaginative creations, a mix of fairy tale and reality, for the Parisian catwalk. Then came the era of Chanel, when the artistic spirit of Caovilla met and melded with the rigorous stylistic genius of Karl Lagerfeld. The Veneto-based company is one of the gems of Italy’s North-east. Located on the Riviera del Brenta, just a few kilometres from Venice, the atelier-company today exclusively produces René Caovilla signature footwear. The company’s artistic lab is the birthplace of jewel-collections of elegant shoes distributed the world over and to crown this success story they opened Flagship Stores in Milan, Rome, Venice, Porto Cervo, Paris, London, Tokyo, Dubai, Doha and Moscow, bringing Venice into the hearts of each major capital of the world.

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