Alessandra Ambrosio Designs Shoes for Melissa
The Victoria’s Secret Angel has teamed up with Melissa, the Brazilian plastic shoe brand, to create her own collection.
“I decided to take part in the project because I was looking for something beyond my modeling career,” said Ambrosio in a release. “I think the creative process is fascinating, and I have to tell you that I was willing to get involved and create something with my name, my brand.”
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Ambrosio designed two styles for the line: the Melissa Intense Glitter, a ‘50s-inspired pump—which the model shows off on the cover of Plastic Dreams, the brand's magazine—and the Melissa Diving, a classic flat.
The collection will be available in August. Melissa, which has collaborated with such designers and artists as Jason Wu, Vivienne Westwood, Zaha Hadid, and Gaetano Pesce, opened its New York city flagship—its first U.S. shop—in February.