Alexandre Vauthier and Amina Muaddi: The Duo Behind the Red Carpet’s Favorite Shoes

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Alexandre Vauthier, a French haute fashion designer, honed his skills as a couturier before teaming up with Jordanian / Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi to create his eponymous shoe collection.

Hunter Schafer’s Stylish Evening Look

Hunter Schafer appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on November 17th, following her appearance on “Good Morning America” to promote The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

She wore a vibrant yellow hooded fur coat from Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2023 collection, paired with sheer black tights and black ankle strap pumps, ensuring both style and warmth for the evening.

Hunter Schafer wore a vibrant yellow hooded fur coat from Alexandre Vauthier's Fall 2023 collection, paired with sheer black tights and black ankle strap pumps, during her appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on November 17th to promote "The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes"Hunter Schafer wore a vibrant yellow hooded fur coat from Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2023 collection, paired with sheer black tights and black ankle strap pumps, during her appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on November 17th to promote “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” (Credit: Michael Simon / Startraksphoto)

Amina Muaddi’s Journey in the World of Fashion

Born in Agen in southwestern France on November 30, 1971, Alexandre graduated from ESMOD in 1994, a French private fashion school founded in 1841. After working with Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier, he founded his fashion brand in January 2009.

In an interview with TheDoubleF, female shoe designer Amina Muaddi discussed her professional journey and experiences. She mentioned her collaboration with Alexandre Vauthier on his shoe line, emphasizing the balance between haute couture and commercial appeal.

Every professional experience I had whether it was as an intern or as a designer helped build who I am today. I was the creative director of my first brand for 5 years and developed all collections for it. I made mistakes, learned many lessons, created thousands of shoes and people who have now become dear friends and collaborators.

Five years ago I started working with Alexandre Vauthier on the launch of his eponymous shoe line. Working with a Couture house is different and challenging as we have to find the balance between the intricate pieces that work for an Haute Couture show and what is commercially appealing. He always makes women feel feminine and fierce so it’s not hard to work with him. We are friends and have fun working together. Being in this business for 7 years now certainly helped me gain experience and technicality.

Each shoe pair is made in Italy and embellished with everything from dramatic bow ties to light-catching Swarovski crystals. Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, and Bella Hadid are just a few of his stylish celebrity fans!

Top 10 Must-Have Alexandre Vauthier Shoes

Singer Ciara walked the red carpet at the American Music Awards in these statement boots. Updated for Pre-Fall ’18 in patent leather that nods to the season’s 80s trend, this knee-high pair is set on a pin-thin 120mm heel with a sleek pointed toe.

Black Alex patent-leather knee boots1. Black Alex patent-leather knee boots, $1,060

Everything about the designer’s Spring ’18 collection exudes ’80s glamour, from the silhouettes and embellishments to the fabrics. Made from suede designed to slouch, these boots rest on a 100mm heel and have a flattering pointed toe.

Made from suede that's designed to slouch, these boots rest on a 100mm heel and have a flattering pointed toe2. Black ‘Alex’ suede thigh boots, $1,325

Alexandre Vauthier’s muse is the kind of woman who’ll wear crystals head-to-toe, so don’t be afraid to wear these ‘Cha Cha’ boots with even more bling.

Made in Italy from smooth black leather, they're encrusted with glistening stones at the pointed toe cap

Made in Italy from smooth black leather, they’re encrusted with glistening stones at the pointed-toe cap.

Black 'Cha Cha' crystal-embellished leather ankle boots3. Black ‘Cha Cha’ crystal-embellished leather ankle boots, $1,000

All eyes were on Bella Hadid as she closed the show at Paris Couture Week for Alexandre Vauthier – she glided down the runway in a stunning gown and these ‘Yasmin’ sandals.

All eyes were on Bella Hadid as she closed the show at Paris Couture Week for Alexandre Vauthier - she glided down the runway in a stunning gown and these 'Yasmin' sandals

Made from glossy patent leather, this pair has a wide strap and oversized buckle embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals that matched her sunglasses.

Made from glossy patent-leather, this pair has a wide strap and oversized buckle embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals that matched the model's sunglasses4. Black ‘Yasmin’ Swarovski crystal-embellished patent-leather sandals, $1,000

As their name suggests, these pumps are particularly suited to the kind of nights when you might end up on the dancefloor.

As their name suggests, these pumps are particularly suited to the kind of nights when you might end up on the dancefloor

Made from black suede, this high-heeled pair is cutaway along the sides to frame the shape of your foot and decorated with light-catching crystals at the pointy toe.

Black 'Cha Cha' crystal-embellished suede pumps5. Black ‘Cha Cha’ crystal-embellished suede pumps, $945

First spotted on the Spring ’18 runway at Paris Couture Week, these boots are made from supple black leather in a slouchy silhouette cinched with wraparound elasticated bands.

First spotted on the Spring '18 runway at Paris Couture Week, these boots are made from supple black leather in a slouchy silhouette that's cinched with wraparound elasticated bands

The pointed toe and 110mm heel are embellished with tiny crystals to reflect the glamorous ’80s mood of the collection.

The pointed toe and 110mm heel are embellished with tiny crystals to reflect the glamorous '80s mood of the collection6. Black ‘Dune’ crystal-embellished leather boots, $1,830

Violet is woven throughout Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall ’18 collection, and the richness of the deep purple shade looks especially striking in suede. Made in Italy, these boots are designed to hit just below the knee and have high stiletto heels.

Made in Italy, these boots are designed to hit just below the knee and have high stiletto heels7. Purple ‘Alex’ suede knee boots, $1,060

If you have a big event or party coming up, Alexandre Vauthier’s ‘Yasmin’ sandals are a perfect choice (but you’d be forgiven for simply wanting to wear them around the house).

Exuding '80s glamour, they've been made in Italy from purple satin and feature a glistening Swarovski crystal-embellished buckle

Exuding ’80s glamour, they’ve been made in Italy from purple satin and feature a glistening Swarovski crystal-embellished buckle.

If you have a big event or party coming up, Alexandre Vauthier's 'Yasmin' sandals are the perfect choice

Exuding '80s glamour, they've been made in Italy from purple satin and feature a glistening Swarovski crystal-embellished buckle8. Purple ‘Yasmin’ Swarovski crystal-embellished satin sandals, $970

Alexandre Vauthier’s pointy ‘Alex’ ankle boots have the same ’80s vibe as the brand’s Spring ’18 couture collection.

Alexandre Vauthier's pointy 'Alex' ankle boots have the same '80s vibe as the brand's Spring '18 couture collection

They’ve been made in Italy from bold red patent leather and have a pin-thin 90mm heel.

They've been made in Italy from bold red patent-leather and have a pin-thin 90mm heel9. Red ‘Alex’ patent-leather ankle boots, $795

Rendered in a vivacious red hue, the suede design has been crafted in Italy with expert attention to detail.

Rendered in a vivacious red hue, the suede design has been crafted in Italy with expert attention to detail

A plush velvet bow and tulle detailing cinch this style with a glamorous effect.

A plush velvet bow and tulle detailing cinch this style with glamorous effect10. Red ‘Vivian’ bow suede pumps, $871

Ciara Stuns in Textured Alexandre Vauthier Dress at AMAs

Ciara showed off her legs as she hit the red carpet for the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Ciara e flawlessly complemented her attire with a sleek center-parted wet hairstyle, cascading into playful curls, and smoky eyes that added an extra touch of allure, all balanced with a natural lipCiara e flawlessly complemented her attire with a sleek center-parted wet hairstyle, cascading into playful curls, and smoky eyes that added an extra touch of allure, all balanced with a natural lip (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

The 32-year-old singer and mom-of-two made jaws drop in a textured wrap dress from Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2017 Collection featuring padded shoulders and a belted waist.

Ciara wearing a textured Alexandre Vauthier dress at the 2017 American Music Awards Ciara wearing a textured Alexandre Vauthier dress at the 2017 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 19, 2017 (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

She paired the long-sleeved black python number with matching knee-high pointed stiletto boots from the same French haute fashion designer. What, if anything, would you change?

Ciara rocked an alluring and daring ensemble, donning a head-to-toe look from Alexandre Vauthier's Fall 2017 Couture collectionCiara rocked an alluring and daring ensemble, donning a head-to-toe look from Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2017 Couture collection (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

Ciara's outfit featured a glossy black snake-embossed crossover mini dress with padded shoulders, a cinched waist, a sultry thigh-high split, and matching knee-length bootsCiara’s outfit featured a glossy black snake-embossed crossover mini dress with padded shoulders, a cinched waist, a sultry thigh-high split, and matching knee-length boots (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

Ciara wearing knee-high pointy-toe stiletto boots from Alexandre VauthierCiara wearing knee-high pointy-toe stiletto boots from Alexandre Vauthier (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN)

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