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Stuart Weitzman, master craftsman

Last updated on: April 06, 2004 12:49 IST
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Stuart Weitzman with his $2 million diamond shoes in Beverly Hills, California.

THE DESIGNER: Stuart Weitzman, the designer of the world's most expensive, has assumed legendary status. His creations are the stuff of dreams for many a discerning woman the world over. Weitzman's designer shoes are widely seen adorning celebrity feet across the globe and invariably make headlines.

The founder of Stuart Weitzman Inc has been hailed as a

master craftsman who meshes technical expertise with a rare eye for beauty. He creates more than 300 new styles of shoes and handbags a year.

Each pair of shoes he creates takes about six to seven weeks to produce, with 80-odd craftsmen involved in the making of the final product.

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