Atwood got his first taste of fashion as a boy while he watched his mother pick out her clothes every day. When older he studied art and architecture at University of Illinois and continued his education as a clothing designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lucky for him and his good looks and charming personality he managed to land a job as a model and with that he made his first connections inside the fashion world. During his modeling years Brian managed to make ties with one of the most relevent designers of our time, Gianni Versace. I?n 1996 He was hired as the designer of Versace’s ready-to-wear line. After years of grooming his skills,finally in 2001, Brian Atwood shoes label was created.
Atwood believes that every detail counts, all the way down to your shoes, he was even heard saying that if he sees someone dressed up but wearing the wrong shoes, it would just turn him off completely.
Brian Atwood has also served as a creative director of the Swiss brand shoe maker, Bally, from 2007 till May 2010. He’s last line is to hit the runways for Fall 2010, so looking forward to seeing those shoes!
– Celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Kidman are all big fans of his super high shoes.
– Brian is dating interior designer Nate Berkus for the past 2 years. (Yes, THAT Nate, from Oprah!)
– He splits his time between Milan and NYC.
– His Shoes are available in dozens of retail stores around world and online.
I am drooling over these shoes that SJP has worn on the set of the new Sex and The City 2 movie, not because I’m a big fan of hers
but I love these shoes. They retail for about $800. If I could last more than 2 hours on any heels I would’ve bought these shoes.