Fashion & Beauty

Berluti: At Their Feet

Published to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the renowned shoemaker and fashion house, Berluti celebrates the pinnacle of bespoke shoe design. This is the first book on the house of Berluti, which has been making shoes for the elegant man since 1895. From its earliest days, Berluti’s exquisite craftsmanship has been embraced by an extraordinary list of clients from the worlds of art, music, and cinema. This celebration of the art of bespoke shoemaking showcases Berluti’s most iconic shoes that were tailor-made for twenty-six of their renowned patrons, including Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Proust, and Roman Polanski. New photographs of these celebrities’ shoes accompany whimsical illustrations and handwritten quotes on the subject of shoes. Featuring some of the most beautiful loafers, moccasins, boots, and dress shoes ever made, and with writing by the ultimate style guru Glenn O’Brien, this oversize ode to bespoke shoemaking is the perfect gift for all discerning followers of men’s fashion.

About The Author

M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, established in Paris in 1992.

Glenn O’Brien has written extensively on the subjects of art, fashion, and popular culture. His world-syndicated column "The Style Guy" has been the style bible for several generations of men.

Erwan Frotin is an award-winning photographer who has exhibited at institutions in Europe and North America.

  • Publish Date: February 09, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 12-3/4 x 16-3/4
  • Pages: 72
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4917-8


"Berluti: At Their Feet is a rare and refreshing look at how this 120-year-old company has chosen to present itself in its premiere appearance within this genre. . . No question that Berluti: At Their Feet is an introduction of a brand that is on the precipice of international recognition. The reader is afforded a rare and insightful look inside how heritage brands such as this one perpetuate their legacy."

"Handmade shoes require a major investment, but they should last many years and above all are the mark of a truly well-dressed man. . . Berluti: At Their Feet presents the roll call of style icons who have relied on Berluti to wrap their hooves in the world’s finest hide: Marcel Proust, Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro, Bryan Ferry and Jeremy Irons, to name a few." 

"Once sited as the only flat shoe that Carine Roitfeld wears, it’s safe to say that Berluti has a special place in our accessories closet. After flipping through an advanced copy of Berluti’s first book At Their Feet, we’re learning that we’re not alone. . . The book highlights special moments for the house throughout the century with profiles and interviews from some of Berluti’s most notable fans like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Greta Garbo, and Yves Saint Laurent himself."

"Berluti and Rizzoli have recently revealed an exciting first book together titled At Their Feet. After years of collaborations with famous co-creators, Berluti is now featuring their end-result in a book of shoes, featuring the story behind each shoe, and quotes by the creators."

"Filled with tales of the bespoke shoes created inside the brand’s quaint shoe-maison in Paris, [Berluti: At Their Feet] features some of Berluti’s unique designs, like the Garbo boot, the Nakata shoe, the iconic Dean Martin loafers, the Larry Clark boot and more. All the shoes are crafted using exotic alligator, calf and kangaroo skin; the book is an ode to artists and their shoe inspirations that define Berluti’s fine craftsmanship." 

"[Berluti: At Their Feet] gets high marks for artistry . . . Seeing these shoes in their worn condition only enhances the appreciation of this cult brand."

Author Bookshelf: Glenn O'Brien