Rene Caovilla Launches Formula 1-Inspired Platform Sandal for Las Vegas Grand Prix

Rene Caovilla designed a special edition sandal in Formula 1’s signature red just in time for the Las Vegas Grand Prix this weekend.

The luxury Italian house embellished its strappy serpentine “Margot” sandal with cherry red and white crystals that deliver a dégradé effect. Crafted from supple leather and equipped with a slight platform, the eye-catching silhouette’s defining feature is a serpent-like band motif that wraps around the skinny stiletto heel and extends past the ankle with a coil design.

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The exclusive style will only be available at Rene Caovilla’s Las Vegas Wynn & Encore store located at The Shops at Wynn & Encore.

Rene Caovilla’s Formula 1-inspired ‘Margot’ platform sandal.
Rene Caovilla’s Formula 1-inspired ‘Margot’ platform sandal.

The maison, whose headquarters are in Venice, was founded by Edoardo Caovilla in 1934 but didn’t gain international recognition until the 1960s when his son Rene Fernando Caovilla took over the company. In addition to the Margot, the brand is best known for its elegant Cleo silhouette. The iconic wraparound style — undeniably Rene Caovilla’s most iconic shoe — celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. There are many different variations of both the Cleo and Margot models.

Celebrity fans of the brand’s statement sandals include Kim Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, Taraji P. Henson, Chrissy Teigen and Lindsay Lohan. The Skims mogul just wore a vibrant orange iteration of Rene Caovilla’s Supercleo sandals at her 43rd birthday party last month.

For spring 2024, the fashion house debuted a metallic wedge Cleo sandal at Milan Fashion Week. The new shoe seamlessly aligns with Rene Caovilla’s signature rococo aesthetic.

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